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Unifor reaches tentative deal with Resolute Forest Products to set pattern

Unifor reaches tentative deal with Resolute Forest Products to set pattern

MONTREAL — Unifor says it has reached a tentative deal with Resolute Forest Products Inc. that, once approved, will serve as a pattern agreement for workers at pulp and paper mills across the Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic regions.

Trump puts forward 2 more nominees for Fed board

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has selected Columbia University professor Richard Clarida to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed's seven-member board.
Vermilion Energy to acquire Spartan Energy in deal valued at $1.4B

Vermilion Energy to acquire Spartan Energy in deal valued at $1.4B

CALGARY — International oil and gas producer Vermilion Energy Inc. is taking advantage of low valuations for "unloved" Canadian energy assets in a $1.4-billion deal to buy a Saskatchewan-focused rival, its CEO said Monday. The company will issue $1.
Pizza al fresco: Domino's will deliver to beaches, parks

Pizza al fresco: Domino's will deliver to beaches, parks

NEW YORK — Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. The pizza chain said Monday that its drivers can meet customers at U.S.
Rising interest rates starting to pinch more Canadians, poll says

Rising interest rates starting to pinch more Canadians, poll says

CALGARY — A new poll suggests a growing proportion of Canadians say they are feeling the affects of higher interest rates.
Optimism among builders slides for fourth consecutive month

Optimism among builders slides for fourth consecutive month

NEW YORK — Homebuilder confidence slid for the fourth consecutive month with steadily rising mortgage rates and sky-high home prices putting ownership out of reach for more and more Americans.
Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

BEIJING — Facing a possible U.S. tariff hike, one of China's biggest ball bearing makers, Cixin Group, is weighing plans to rush shipments to American customers before the increase makes its sales unprofitable.

US retail sales rebounded a solid 0.6 pct. in March

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose 0.
In a close race, 'Rampage' takes No. 1 from 'A Quiet Place'

In a close race, 'Rampage' takes No. 1 from 'A Quiet Place'

LOS ANGELES — After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for "Rampage" — but just barely.
Bank of America 1Q profits rise to record $6.9 billion

Bank of America 1Q profits rise to record $6.9 billion

NEW YORK — Bank of America's profits rose to a record $6.9 billion last quarter thanks in part to the new tax law and higher interest rates. The consumer banking giant earned $6.92 billion, or 62 cents per share, up from $5.