Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash

Florida governor extends voter registration after site crash
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis extended the state’s voter registration deadline Tuesday after he said heavy traffic crashed the state’s online system and potentially prevented thousands of enrolling to cast ballots in next month’s presidential election. Several progressive groups are suing for an additional extension. DeSantis extended the deadline that expired Monday until 7 p.m. Tuesday. In addition... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,236.13, down 174.06 points.) Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Financials. Up 15 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $55.95 on 14.7 million shares. Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down 20 cents, or 0.32 per cent, to $63.28 on 13.9 million shares. Suncor Energy... Read More

Newcrest Mining to list shares on Toronto exchange as Americas investments multiply

Newcrest Mining to list shares on Toronto exchange as Americas investments multiply
TORONTO — Australian miner Newcrest Mining Ltd. says it has conditional approval to list its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange, a move designed to increase its exposure to North American investors. It says it expects to satisfy remaining conditions for the listing in time to allow trading to start on Oct. 13, adding it plans no equity offering with... Read More

Facebook says it will ban groups that openly support QAnon

Facebook says it will ban groups that openly support QAnon
  Facebook said it will ban groups that openly support QAnon, a conspiracy theory that paints President Donald Trump against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and “deep state” government officials. Less than two months ago, Facebook said it would only remove QAnon groups if they promote violence. That is no longer the case. The company said Tuesday that... Read More

Lumber, panel prices expected to remain elevated despite recent declines

Lumber, panel prices expected to remain elevated despite recent declines
CALGARY — Forest product market analysts expect prices for lumber and building panels in North America will remain strong for several years despite recent price declines after an unprecedented surge to record high levels over the summer. Ongoing robust demand for building products from both new housing and home renovation will be driven by the tight inventory and advanced age... Read More

B.C. NDP pledges additional $3 billion a year to build schools, hospitals in platform

B.C. NDP pledges additional $3 billion a year to build schools, hospitals in platform
VANCOUVER — The New Democrats are promising a one-time $1,000 recovery benefit for families and $500 for individuals as part of an election platform that largely banks on voters wishing to stay the course. Leader John Horgan unveiled his party’s platform during an event in Vancouver Tuesday and said it builds on progress already underway during the NDP government’s 3... Read More

UK’s hospitality sector sounds alarm on jobs amid curfew

UK’s hospitality sector sounds alarm on jobs amid curfew
LONDON — The U.K.’s pubs and restaurants could see well over 500,000 job losses by the end of 2020 as a result of new coronavirus restrictions, including the requirement they shut their doors at 10 p.m., the head of the hospitality sector’s main lobby group warned Tuesday. Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, told lawmakers that the combination of the... Read More

IMF head says global economy facing long climb to recovery

IMF head says global economy facing long climb to recovery
WASHINGTON — The head of the International Monetary Fund says that the global economy has started on a long climb to stronger growth with prospects looking a little better than four months ago. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Tuesday that global economic activity suffered an unprecedented fall in the spring when 85% of the global economy was in lockdown... Read More

Bonterra Energy board of directors rejects Obsidian Energy takeover offer

Bonterra Energy board of directors rejects Obsidian Energy takeover offer
CALGARY — Bonterra Energy Corp. says its board of directors has unanimously rejected a takeover offer by rival Obsidian Energy Ltd. The Bonterra board says the offer is not in the best interests of the company and urged shareholders to reject the proposal. Obsidian has offered two of its shares for each share of Bonterra. Bonterra says investment firm Peters... Read More