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US existing home sales rose 1.1 per cent in March

US existing home sales rose 1.1 per cent in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 per cent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market.
In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

DENVER — Across the street from the Colorado Capitol rises an 11-story building emblazoned with The Denver Post's logo.
Greece beats budget target as it looks to post-bailout era

Greece beats budget target as it looks to post-bailout era

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has beaten its budget targets for a third year and trimmed its massive debt burden, according to data released Monday. But the economy has not yet grown back to its level of 2014, before its last recession.

Bloomberg gives $4.5M to UN climate body, softening US cuts

BERLIN — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $4.5 million to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations.

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales drop 0.8 per cent in February

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.8 per cent to $62.8 billion in February. The agency says it was the largest downward move and the second monthly drop since September 2017.
'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

LOS ANGELES — It's another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation "A Quiet Place" finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson's "Rampage." This time buzz had the slight advantage.
Pot companies look across borders to raise money in battle for dominance

Pot companies look across borders to raise money in battle for dominance

TORONTO — As U.S.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Trans Mountain troubles B.C.

The Stars Group Inc. acquires Sky Betting and Gaming in deal worth US$4.7B

TORONTO — Online gambling operator The Stars Group Inc. announced Saturday that it acquired Sky Betting & Gaming in a cash and stock transaction valued at US$4.7 billion.
Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

BERLIN — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In March, Toys R Us said it would be liquidating its U.S. business.