Home Depot Misses Profit Expectations As It Spends Heavily To Reward Employees Working During The Pandemic; Shares Drop

## [Reitmans files for creditor protection: Reuters](https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/brief-reitmans-canada-ltd-reports-intention-to-restructure-operations)
> The retailer said it is attempting to secure interim financing
## [Canadian dark pool trading platform MatchNow to be acquired by Chicago-based Cboe Global Markets: Barbara Shecter](https://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/canadian-dark-pool-trading-platform-matchnow-to-be-acquired-by-chicago-based-cboe-global-markets)
> MatchNow’s market share of Canadian dark trading is nearly 65%, and it accounts for about 7% of total Canadian equities volume
## [Home Depot misses profit expectations as it spends heavily to reward employees working during the pandemic; shares drop: Reuters](https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/update-1-home-depot-misses-profit-estimates-after-handing-out-virus-related-bonuses)
> Retailer scraps its full-year outlook, citing uncertainties stemming from the pandemic
## [Walmart’s first-quarter same-store sales rise 10%, online revenues surge: Reuters](https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/walmarts-first-quarter-same-store-sales-rise-10-online-revenues-surge)
> May 19 (Reuters) — Walmart Inc’s first-quarter U.S. comparable sales rose 10% and the retailer reported a 74% rise in online sales on Tuesday as stockpiling of groceries and other essentials drove consumers to its stores and website during the coronavirus-rel…
## [Stocks futures dropping after yesterday’s monster rally as optimism fades: Bloomberg News](https://business.financialpost.com/investing/stocks-decline-with-u-s-futures-treasuries-climb-markets-wrap)
> Headwinds remain for stocks, not least a deteriorating U.S.-China relationship
## [Here’s what kind of return you can expect from stock markets going forward: Jason Heath](https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/heres-what-kind-of-return-you-can-expect-from-stock-markets-going-forward)
> Jason Heath: These factors will help investors and advisors set appropriate expectations about returns
## [Companies can charge a fee to help with CERB applications, but the practice raises eyebrows: Vanmala Subramaniam](https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/companies-can-charge-a-fee-to-help-with-cerb-applications-but-the-practice-raises-eyebrows)
> Government has won praise for how easy it is to apply for CERB, but that hasn’t stopped one tax consultancy from charging $160 to help
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> Advanced Geospatial Technology Will Be Provided during PandemicREDLANDS, Calif. — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has partnered with the Inter-Americ…
## [How people are saving on their subscriptions with a VPN: Postmedia](https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/taxes/how-people-are-saving-on-their-subscriptions-with-a-vpn)
> Every penny counts during this economic downturn, which has some people finding creative ways to save money, like using a VPN to save on subscription costs.
## [What Canada’s big pension plans were buying and selling in the first quarter of the COVID-19 market: Victor Ferreira](https://business.financialpost.com/investing/what-canadas-big-pension-plans-were-buying-and-selling-in-the-first-quarter-of-the-covid-19-market)
> Major funds took different strategies to navigating rocky first quarter
## [Dow shoots up more than 700 points on potential vaccine, reopening optimism: Bloomberg News](https://business.financialpost.com/investing/stocks-rise-with-u-s-futures-gold-oil-advance-markets-wrap)
> 'It just shows that sentiment can change so quickly in times like these'
## [U.S.-China Fight Over Chip Kingpin Rattles Global Tech Industry - Financial Post: ](https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/global-chipmaking-kingpin-gets-dragged-into-u-s-china-trade-war)
> (Bloomberg) — Since its founding more than three decades ago, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has built its business by working behind the scenes to make customers like Apple Inc. and …
## [Apple To Reopen 25 U.S. Stores, 12 in Canada This Week - Canada.com: ](https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/apple-to-reopen-25-u-s-stores-12-in-canada-this-week)
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  2. Apple Reopening 25 US Stores and 12 in Canada This Week  MacRumors
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    > Kevin Carmichael: Given the debt Ottawa is piling up to save the economy, it’s the wrong time to get hung up on taboos about public ownership of private companies
    ## ['Everything's on the table': How COVID-19 could change Canada's meat processing industry - Financial Post: ](https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/agriculture/everythings-on-the-table-how-covid-19-could-change-canadas-meat-processing-industry)
    1. 'Everything's on the table': How COVID-19 could change Canada's meat processing industry  Financial Post
    2. Why some think Canada's beef business needs more smaller players  CBC.ca
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      > Historically, stocks are a good investment. Investing today gives your money the opportunity to benefit from time.
      ## [Google likely to face antitrust lawsuits by U.S. Justice Department and state attorneys general: WSJ report: Reuters](https://business.financialpost.com/news/u-s-state-attorneys-general-likely-to-bring-antitrust-lawsuits-against-google-source-2)
      > Google - along with Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple - face allegations that the tech behemoths use their clout to unfairly defend their market share
      ## [U.S. funds rush to tech companies and battered energy stocks in Q1 - Financial Post: ](https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/u-s-funds-rush-to-tech-companies-and-battered-energy-stocks-in-q1)
      > BOSTON/NEW YORK — Prominent U.S. fund managers piled into big-name technology stocks and bottom-fished in the beaten-down energy sector as markets reeled from the coronavirus-fueled selloff i…
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