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National employment numbers for August from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's August employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 10.2 per cent (10.9) Employment rate: 58.0 per cent (57.3) Participation rate: 64.6 per cent (64.
Laurentian Bank reports $36.2 million Q3 profit, beats expectations

Laurentian Bank reports $36.2 million Q3 profit, beats expectations

MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank Financial Group beat expectations as it reported a third-quarter profit of $36.2 million.
Whitmer: Gyms can open; contact sports resume, but unadvised

Whitmer: Gyms can open; contact sports resume, but unadvised

LANSING, Mich. — Gov.

Parent company of Regus co-working spaces files for creditor protection

TORONTO — Co-working company IWG, which owns on-demand office brands Regus and Spaces, is seeking creditor protection in Canada precipitated by COVID-19 lockdowns.
US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years

US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit surged in July to $63.6 billion, the highest level in 12 years, as imports jumped by a record amount.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,448.90, down 249.07 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 10 cents, or 0.48 per cent, to $20.67 on 9 million shares.
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says home sales hit record for August

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says home sales hit record for August

TORONTO — An unprecedented surge in demand for low-rise housing pushed Toronto area home sales and prices to record highs in August, as the market continued to play catch-up from the COVID-19 lockdown this spring.
North American stock markets plunge on selloff of technology sector

North American stock markets plunge on selloff of technology sector

TORONTO — North American stock markets plunged Thursday, spurred on by a selloff in the overheated technology sector and concerns about the pace of economic recovery.
COVID-19 causes financial trouble for PNE, puts future of CNE in jeopardy

COVID-19 causes financial trouble for PNE, puts future of CNE in jeopardy

TORONTO — Two of Canada's favourite summer hotspots are in for a ride as they try to keep their operations alive amid COVID-19.
Consumer debt up 2.8% in second quarter but non-mortgage debt down: Equifax

Consumer debt up 2.8% in second quarter but non-mortgage debt down: Equifax

TORONTO — Credit rating agency Equifax Canada says total consumer debt increased 2.8 per cent to $1.99 trillion in the second quarter amid a strong recovery in the housing market.