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Business leaders call on Ottawa for a clear reopening plan as vaccine rates improve

Business leaders call on Ottawa for a clear reopening plan as vaccine rates improve

Canadian business leaders are calling on the federal government to lay out a clear and predictable plan for reopening the economy as the country's vaccination rollout gains speed.
Woodside Petroleum looks to sell its 50 per cent stake in Kitimat LNG project

Woodside Petroleum looks to sell its 50 per cent stake in Kitimat LNG project

VANCOUVER — Woodside Petroleum Ltd. says it plans sell its 50 per cent stake in the proposed Kitimat LNG development in British Columbia.
Loonie trades for 83 cents US, S&P/TSX composite up in late-morning trading

Loonie trades for 83 cents US, S&P/TSX composite up in late-morning trading

TORONTO — The loonie rose to 83 cents US, while gains in the technology sector helped Canada's main stock index climb higher in late morning trading. The Canadian dollar traded for 83.00 cents US compared with 82.77 cents US on Monday.
Container ship is the largest of its kind to visit Canada: Halifax Port Authority

Container ship is the largest of its kind to visit Canada: Halifax Port Authority

HALIFAX — Port officials in Halifax say the largest container ship to visit a Canadian port has arrived at the city's south-end container terminal.
US home construction falls a surprise 9.5% in April

US home construction falls a surprise 9.5% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction fell a surprisingly sharp 9.5% in April and economists attributed that partially builders who delayed projects because of a surge in lumber prices and supply constraints.
Strike from Gaza kills 2 as Israel topples 6-story building

Strike from Gaza kills 2 as Israel topples 6-story building

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A strike launched from Gaza killed two Thai workers inside a packaging plant in southern Israel on Tuesday, police said, hours after Israeli airstrikes toppled a six-story building in the Palestinian territory that housed
B.C. officials set to announce more support for tourism sector hit hard by pandemic

B.C. officials set to announce more support for tourism sector hit hard by pandemic

VICTORIA — Further help is on the way for British Columbia's struggling tourism sector. B.C.
Apparel sales expected to soar as consumers trade sweats for jeans

Apparel sales expected to soar as consumers trade sweats for jeans

It’s the defining attire of the pandemic: Stretchy pants, baggy sweaters and slippers. Yet as vaccine campaigns gain momentum and lockdowns lift, the return to in-person gatherings is expected to spur demand for a wardrobe refresh, experts say.
India scours sea after barge sinks, 2nd adrift after cyclone

India scours sea after barge sinks, 2nd adrift after cyclone

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift Tuesday off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast.
Cuomo set to earn $5M from book on COVID-19 crisis

Cuomo set to earn $5M from book on COVID-19 crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo disclosed Monday that he was paid a $3.