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Shopify suspends outlook for 2020 even though Q1 to meet or exceed expectations

OTTAWA — Shopify Inc. says it is suspending its financial outlook for the year because of the uncertainty stemming from COVID-19.

Sophie Brochu appointed first woman chief executive of Hydro-Quebec

MONTREAL — The former head of Energir will be the first woman to become chief executive of Hydro-Quebec. Sophie Brochu takes over for Eric Martel on Monday, the same day he becomes chief executive of Bombardier Inc., replacing Alain Bellemare.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (12,861.93, down 516.82 points.) TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Down $4.69, or 7.5 per cent, to $57.86 on 15.1 million shares.
North American stock markets follow weak first quarter with poor April start

North American stock markets follow weak first quarter with poor April start

TORONTO — North American stock markets followed the worst first quarter since the 2008 financial crisis with an April 1st that was no joke. Markets each sustained triple-digit losses following U.S.
Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens

Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens

NEW YORK — Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts — and as experts say they still can’t predict when it will end. The S&P 500 lost 4.
Dollarama suspends guidance due to COVID-19 pandemic, reports Q4 profit up

Dollarama suspends guidance due to COVID-19 pandemic, reports Q4 profit up

Dollarama Inc. declined to provide its annual financial guidance for its 2021 financial year due to COVID-19 pandemic, but said it expects to see some negative impacts.
Cineplex to keep its theatres doors closed for the foreseeable future

Cineplex to keep its theatres doors closed for the foreseeable future

TORONTO — Canada's largest movie exhibitor will keep its doors closed nationwide into the foreseeable future amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finances hurting? Watch 'Let's Make a Deal'

Finances hurting? Watch 'Let's Make a Deal'

NEW YORK — Instead of watching their own finances crater, shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week.
Employers will have to show they prepared workers to avoid breaches, lawyer says

Employers will have to show they prepared workers to avoid breaches, lawyer says

TORONTO — Amid the mass transition to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most employers are likely focused on operational issues in order to get their employees up and running in their new home offices.
Surveys: Manufacturing contracts last month in US, world

Surveys: Manufacturing contracts last month in US, world

WASHINGTON — Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.