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Labour shortages on some Ontario farms threaten crop harvest groups say

Labour shortages on some Ontario farms threaten crop harvest groups say

TORONTO — A worker shortage could threaten the harvest of some crops across Ontario, groups that advocate for farmers said Wednesday, as Premier Doug Ford acknowledged his government has discussed creating incentives to address the issue.
Toronto home sales in May up from April, but economists temper their optimism

Toronto home sales in May up from April, but economists temper their optimism

TORONTO — Home sales are showing signs of improvement in the Toronto real estate market, but economists say it's far too early to feel optimistic about the trajectory of a recovery from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada Goose shares up 16% after reporting $2.5 million profit for Q4

Canada Goose shares up 16% after reporting $2.5 million profit for Q4

TORONTO — Canada Goose Holdings Inc.
Anti-racism books see massive sales spike amid police brutality protests

Anti-racism books see massive sales spike amid police brutality protests

Sean Liburd spent much of Tuesday night answering emails from customers, most looking for books to help them better understand the mass protests against police brutality in the United States and broader anti-racism movement that some are engaging wit
Fed approves expansion of state and local support program

Fed approves expansion of state and local support program

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has approved an expansion of its $500 billion emergency program to support state and local governments.
US service sector contracts for second month in May

US service sector contracts for second month in May

WASHINGTON — The U.S. services sector shrank for a second month in May as the coronavirus pandemic triggered shutdowns and layoffs around the country. Activity did rise from levels last month that had not been seen since the recession.
Survey: 2.76 million layoffs in May, far fewer than expected

Survey: 2.76 million layoffs in May, far fewer than expected

BALTIMORE — U.S. businesses shed 2.8 million jobs in May, significantly less than the 9.3 million job losses that were expected. The payroll company ADP reported Wednesday that businesses have let go of a combined 22.

Ontario patient ombudsman starts new investigation into long-term care

TORONTO — Ontario officials have launched four separate probes into the long-term care system amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen more than 1,600 residents die and the military and hospitals called in to get outbreaks under control.
Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

WASHINGTON — Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating, wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Googl
Weekend protest coverage boosts cable news viewership

Weekend protest coverage boosts cable news viewership

NEW YORK — For many Americans, the unrest sweeping through several cities this past weekend was reason enough to stay home and watch it on television.