LONDON - British music's leading prize night next month will feature an audience of 4,000 people, in what will be the first major indoor music event in the country to welcome back a live audience since the coronavirus pandemic erupted more than a year ago.
NEW DELHI - India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world's second-most populous country sends more and more sick people into a fragile health care system critically short of hospital beds and oxygen.
MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin's chief executive received a big pay raise in his first full year at the helm of the engineering firm as his total compensation surpassed $8 million, according to a regulatory filing.
CALGARY - The CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says a rival bid for Kansas City Southern by Canadian National Railway Co. carries a bigger price tag but can't win U.S. regulatory approval because of its negative affects on competition.
TORONTO - The federal budget's new digital services tax on large corporations is a step forward as the government works toward a multilateral agreement it hopes to reach with other countries, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday.
TORONTO - The loonie had its best performance in about five weeks after the Bank of Canada was the first global central bank to take action because of a stronger economic rebound.
TORONTO - The chief executive of Rogers Communications Inc. said Wednesday that he and his team are "deeply disappointed" by the widespread outage that affected many of its wireless customers this week.
Metro Inc. is pressing ahead with technology upgrades despite the pandemic, with the food retailer planning to roll out more self-checkout machines, electronic shelf-labels and new automated distribution centres in the coming months.
INDIANAPOLIS - Anthem delivered a better-than-expected first quarter and pushed its 2021 forecast past expectations as enrolment growth lifted the health insurer.
NEW YORK - Amazon is rolling out pay-by-palm technology at some Whole Foods grocery stores near its headquarters to make paying quicker and more convenient.
OTTAWA - The annual pace of inflation jumped higher in March due in large part to a plunge in prices a year ago at the start of the pandemic.
OTTAWA - Canada's national annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):
OTTAWA - Canada's national annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):
TORONTO - Small business owners and advocates say Ottawa should rethink the eligibility requirements for subsidies after Monday’s federal budget failed to include companies launched shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic or after it began.
LOS ANGELES - The Academy of County Music honours drew a record-low audience, joining other awards shows also finding dwindling viewer interest.
CALGARY - The CEO of Canadian National Railway Co. says his company's bid for Kansas City Southern will create a combined "safer, faster, cleaner and stronger railway" than the one proposed by rival Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
TORONTO - The Canadian Federation of Pensioners is calling for amendments to federal insolvency laws to protect members of defined benefit pensions if the employer is insolvent.
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index had its worst day in nearly seven weeks on profit-taking following record highs and investor sentiment being weighed down by high COVID-19 infection rates.
TORONTO - A union that represents food and commercial workers says Tuesday decisions by Toronto and its neighbouring Peel Region to temporarily close businesses with COVID-19 outbreaks is a "reactive measure" that doesn't go far enough.
ATLANTA - A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws.
MONTREAL - SNC-Lavalin says the World Bank has given the Quebec engineering firm an early reprieve from its list of banned companies over corruption tied to contracts in Bangladesh and Cambodia .
NASHVILLE - The former top distiller at Jack Daniel's announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
NEW YORK - Venmo will allow users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies on its app, the company said Tuesday, the latest mainstream financial platform to wade into alternative currency like Bitcoin.
When Stephane Prevost planned to open a second restaurant in Banff this winter, he at least thought he’d have a busy summer to look forward to.
Rogers Communications Inc. says services for the majority of its customers have been restored after a massive outage caused by a software update from Ericsson.
CALGARY - PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. says its net income more than doubled in the first quarter on a nearly 13 per cent increase in revenues on a rise in crude oil and natural gas prices.
Ottawa's budget measures for small- and medium-sized businesses include pandemic-related program extensions and funding boosts even as the government rolls out a $15 federal minimum wage.
OTTAWA - A luxury car or expensive boat will soon cost more thanks to a new tax proposed in Monday's federal budget, which also raises taxes on tobacco and looks to put a little more money in the wallets of older and low-income Canadians.
TORONTO - North American stock markets slipped from record highs to start the trading week as investors paused while they wait to see if earnings results in the coming weeks meet lofty expectations.
The federal government will add $1 billion to a fund for improving high-speed communications in rural and remote areas of Canada, bringing the total to $2.75 billion by 2026, the Liberals said Monday in their first full budget since the pandemic began last year.
OTTAWA - The annual pace of housing starts in Canada soared 21.6 per cent in March compared with February, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.'s latest report.
MADISON, Wis. - Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics maker, has reached a new deal with reduced tax breaks for its scaled back manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers and the the company announced on Monday.
SASKATOON - Nutrien Ltd. says chief executive Chuck Magro is stepping down and will be succeeded by Mayo Schmidt, the company's chair.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - ABN AMRO has agreed to pay 480 million euros ($574 million) as part of a settlement with prosecutors who accused the Dutch state-owned bank of “serious shortcomings” in tackling money laundering, prosecutors and the bank said Monday.
CALGARY - One year after oil prices crashed to their first and only negative close during a perfect storm of energy demand bad news, Canada's oilpatch is poised to report a first-quarter gush of cash flow thanks to a dramatic recovery in global demand.
OTTAWA - The CRTC ruled Friday that Bell Canada has violated sections of the Telecommunications Act by failing to provide timely access to towers, poles and other support structures required by Quebecor's Videotron Ltd.
TORONTO - Overflowing investor optimism that the pandemic's gloom will soon lift pushed Canada's main stock index and two of three indexes in the United States to record closes on Friday.
Canada is experiencing a shortage of tapioca pearls, or boba, used in bubble tea as shipping delays continue to affect the global supply chain.
Grocery store workers are struggling with heightened stress and anxiety as they remain on the front lines of a surge in COVID-19 infections in Canada’s hot spot areas, industry watchers say.
When Sohel Imani went looking for a second location for his bike shop in Toronto’s West End, he knew he’d be able to leverage the city’s current commercial rental market.
TORONTO - Canada's regional wireless and internet carriers will benefit the most from this week's landmark regulatory ruling by the CRTC, telecommunications analysts and consumer advocates say.