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BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

LONDON — BP plc says third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand.
Spin Master signs US$50M deal to buy Rubik's Brand Ltd, owner of the Rubik's Cube

Spin Master signs US$50M deal to buy Rubik's Brand Ltd, owner of the Rubik's Cube

TORONTO — Canadian toymaker Spin Master Corp. is taking Rubik's Cube for another spin around the block.
'Chop Suey Nation,' about Chinese restaurants in Canada, wins two major book awards

'Chop Suey Nation,' about Chinese restaurants in Canada, wins two major book awards

TORONTO — A memoir featuring small-town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them in Canada has won two major book awards.
Maple Leaf Foods reports third quarter profit and sales up from year ago

Maple Leaf Foods reports third quarter profit and sales up from year ago

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. reported a third-quarter profit of $66 million, up from $13.4 million in the same quarter last year, as its sales also climbed higher.
Consumer confidence dips to 100.9 as virus spreads in US

Consumer confidence dips to 100.9 as virus spreads in US

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases appeared across the country. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to a reading of 100.9, from 101.
September factory orders up 1.9%, economists see risks ahead

September factory orders up 1.9%, economists see risks ahead

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a stronger-than-expected 1.9% in September with a key category that tracks business investment showing a solid gain as well. The uptick in orders followed a smaller 0.
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices up 5.2% in August

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices up 5.2% in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Asian shares slip after Wall St's worst day in a month

Asian shares slip after Wall St's worst day in a month

Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in a month. Stock benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney.
The Latest: Ky. gov urges more care in hardest-hit counties

The Latest: Ky. gov urges more care in hardest-hit counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s governor is urging people in the state’s counties hit hardest by the pandemic to take stricter steps to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Gov.

China retaliates against news media in latest feud with US

BEIJING — China has ordered six U.S.-based news media to file detailed information about their operations in China the latest volley in a monthslong battle with the Trump administration.