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Geneva auto show, other big events cancelled amid virus fears

Geneva auto show, other big events cancelled amid virus fears

GENEVA — The Geneva auto show was cancelled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all large events in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.
TMX exchanges operating normally Friday after glitch forced halt a day earlier

TMX exchanges operating normally Friday after glitch forced halt a day earlier

TORONTO — TMX Group says trading activity is operating normally on its exchanges after a malfunction Thursday forced it to close trading early amid a major market selloff.

Onex Corp. reports US$187M profit, says virus impact so far minor for businesses

TORONTO — Private equity firm Onex Corp. says it had net earnings of US$187 million in the fourth quarter compared with net earnings of US$88 million a year earlier when it reported under a different reporting standard.
Vancouver founder of meme-friendly White Claw on bringing the drink to Canada

Vancouver founder of meme-friendly White Claw on bringing the drink to Canada

A tsunami of social media hype and celebratory trend pieces have already made White Claw a sensation in the United States.
Statistics Canada says economic growth slowed to 0.3% annual pace in Q4

Statistics Canada says economic growth slowed to 0.3% annual pace in Q4

OTTAWA — Economic growth in Canada slowed over the last three months of 2019 for its worst quarter in three years, limping into 2020 and facing headwinds from trade uncertainty and the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Laurentian Bank reports Q1 profit down from year ago, misses expectations

Laurentian Bank reports Q1 profit down from year ago, misses expectations

MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank Financial Group missed expectations as it reported its first-quarter profit fell to $32.2 million compared with $40.3 million in the same quarter a year earlier.
Global stocks fall again on fear of virus impact on economy

Global stocks fall again on fear of virus impact on economy

Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading fears over the impact of the new coronavirus, with some indexes set to close out their worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008.
Technical issue forces early closure on Toronto Stock Exchange as markets fall

Technical issue forces early closure on Toronto Stock Exchange as markets fall

TORONTO — Trading abruptly ended Thursday afternoon on the Toronto Stock Exchange and several other TMX Group Ltd. markets after the company suspended the exchanges due to what it says were technical issues.
NBC renews 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Chicago' dramas for 3 years

NBC renews 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Chicago' dramas for 3 years

LOS ANGELES — NBC is giving three-year renewals to its drama series from veteran producer Dick Wolf, including the perennial “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
FCA to end third shift at Windsor Assembly Plant in June, affecting 1,500 workers

FCA to end third shift at Windsor Assembly Plant in June, affecting 1,500 workers

WINDSOR, Ont. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is cutting the third shift at its Windsor Assembly Plant beginning June 29. The automaker says it notified Unifor Thursday about the change that will affect about 1,500 employees.