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Global Markets: Slight bump in retail sales during August

C$192 million net increase in sales

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 21 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday that retail sales in August increased 0.5 per cent from July, marking the fourth straight month that sales rose. The C$192 million net increase was due to improved […] Read more

Global Markets: U.S. Justice Dept. going after Google

Texas, Iowa, Colorado filing similar suits

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 20 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – The United States Department of Justice will file a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc. on Tuesday, alleging its Google search engine giant has violated antitrust laws. In the suit, the Justice Department claims Google […] Read more



Global Markets: Air Canada CEO announces retirement

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 16 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. Air Canada’s top executive Colin Rovinescu has announced he will retire next year, after leading the company for over a decade. The company’s deputy chief executive and chief financial officer, Michael Rousseau, has been […] Read more





Global Markets: Senators question Supreme Court nominee

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 13 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is facing questions from senators on Tuesday as part of her fast-paced confirmation hearings. Barrett was picked by U.S. President Donald Trump to replace recently […] Read more



Global Markets: Trump balks at virtual debate

By MarketsFarm WINNIPEG, Oct. 8 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally. – United States President Donald Trump says he won’t participate in a virtual debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden, claiming the he feels good enough to resume in-person campaigning despite being hospitalized over the […] Read more