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G-7 calls on China to reconsider Hong Kong security law

BERLIN — The Group of Seven leading economies is calling on China to reconsider plans to impose a national security law in Hong Kong, according to a joint statement issued Wednesday.

South American gold mine closed over union dispute following COVID-19 outbreak

TORONTO — Iamgold Corp. says it has suspended operations at its Rosebel Gold Mine in the South American country of Suriname after seven people were diagnosed with COVID-19, sparking a showdown with its union.
'Hamilton,' 'Phantom' will be off London stages until 2021

'Hamilton,' 'Phantom' will be off London stages until 2021

LONDON — Some of London’s biggest West End shows, including “Hamilton” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” won’t reopen until next year, producers announced Wednesday, as arts bodies warned that Britain faces a “cultural catastrophe” because of the coron
Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype

NEW YORK — Quaker Oats is retiring the 131-year-old Aunt Jemima brand, saying the company recognizes the character's origins are “based on a racial stereotype.

Mavs owner Cuban to host SiriusXM Radio business show

NEW YORK — Mark Cuban is ready to talk business — or whatever else his radio listeners want to discuss.
Statistics Canada says annual inflation rate in May sinks to negative 0.4 per cent

Statistics Canada says annual inflation rate in May sinks to negative 0.4 per cent

OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation pulled back even further in May due to a drop in gasoline prices compared with a year ago as businesses shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic began to reopen slowly.
Mall operator Cadillac Fairview updates smartphone app to ease return of shoppers

Mall operator Cadillac Fairview updates smartphone app to ease return of shoppers

TORONTO — Cadillac Fairview has updated its smartphone app to provide shoppers with additional tools to safely navigate its 19 shopping centres across Canada as they are allowed to reopen.
US home construction rebounds 4.3% in May

US home construction rebounds 4.3% in May

WASHINGTON — US home construction rebounded 4.3% in May after steep declines caused by shutdowns due to the coronavirus.

Here's a list May inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was -0.4 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: -1.3 per cent (-1.5) — Prince Edward Island: -1.5 (-1.

Here's a list of May inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was -0.4 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says.