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Japan PM to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday

Japan PM to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.
Work camp operator filling need for COVID-19 field hospitals, testing centres

Work camp operator filling need for COVID-19 field hospitals, testing centres

CALGARY — A Calgary company says it has received more than 100 requests over the past two weeks to set up field hospitals, quarantine accommodations, testing centres and other temporary structures needed for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some banks offer reduced credit card interest rate for clients affected by virus

Some banks offer reduced credit card interest rate for clients affected by virus

TORONTO — Several of Canada's largest banks are offering reduced interest rates on personal credit cards for Canadians in financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Critic, workers' group 'disappointed' Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Critic, workers' group 'disappointed' Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing criticism after he announced Friday that the country is teaming up with U.S. tech giant Amazon.com Inc. to distribute personal protective equipment like masks and gloves across the country.

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. announces more production cuts amid COVID-19

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says it is further cutting production amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bombardier faces tough questions about future as share price, credit rating fall

Bombardier faces tough questions about future as share price, credit rating fall

MONTREAL — When he officially succeeds Alain Bellemare as CEO of Bombardier Inc.
Internet providers explain why some have hiked prices amid an economic downturn

Internet providers explain why some have hiked prices amid an economic downturn

TORONTO — Amid the workplace disruptions, household distractions and widespread unemployment brought by the COVID-19 crisis, it couldn't be a worse time for consumers to face an internet price increase.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (12,938.30, down 159.54 points.) Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Up 11 cents, or 3.28 per cent, to $3.46 on 21.8 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite falls despite crude oil price surge to end second week higher

S&P/TSX composite falls despite crude oil price surge to end second week higher

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index gained for a second straight week despite closing lower on Friday even as crude oil prices continued to surge. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 159.54 points or 1.2 per cent at 12,938.30.

Temporary pay cuts proposed at Winnipeg Free Press, union to vote over weekend

WINNIPEG — Unionized workers of the Winnipeg Free Press and associated businesses will vote Sunday on a "emergency, temporary" wage cut requested by the newspaper's publisher, who says the publication needs the financial flexibility to survive a coll