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N.L. labour leader quits premier's economic task force, citing lack of transparency

N.L. labour leader quits premier's economic task force, citing lack of transparency

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A major labour leader has resigned from a government task force created to map out a recovery plan for Newfoundland and Labrador's struggling economy.
Germany extends lockdown until Jan 31 and toughens curbs

Germany extends lockdown until Jan 31 and toughens curbs

BERLIN — The German government said Tuesday it is extending the country's lockdown by three weeks until Jan.
Maritime Bus cutting two routes and amending others in New Brunswick

Maritime Bus cutting two routes and amending others in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — The president of Maritime Bus says his company is being forced to cut or modify a number of routes in New Brunswick because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Cassidy said passenger travel demand has been heavily affected since last March.
UK hospitals stagger as new virus variant takes huge toll

UK hospitals stagger as new virus variant takes huge toll

LONDON — Britain is facing a long, bleak winter as cold, wet weather and a more contagious variant of the coronavirus put unprecedented strain on the nation's hospitals and force record numbers of patients to wait 12 hours or more, sometimes on ambul
TMAC Resources stock rises 40 per cent to match sales price offered by Agnico Eagle

TMAC Resources stock rises 40 per cent to match sales price offered by Agnico Eagle

TORONTO — The chief executive of Nunavut gold miner TMAC Resources Inc. says Ottawa's decision on Dec. 21 to block its sale to a Chinese company ruined his Christmas break, but turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
World Bank sees subdued recovery in 2021 and plenty of risk

World Bank sees subdued recovery in 2021 and plenty of risk

WASHINGTON — The global economy will experience a subdued recovery this year from the devastating pandemic, the World Bank predicted Tuesday, but it warned that the near-term outlook is highly uncertain and growth could be imperiled if coronavirus in
Canadian toymaker Spin Master buys iconic Rubik's Cube puzzle for US$50M

Canadian toymaker Spin Master buys iconic Rubik's Cube puzzle for US$50M

TORONTO — Canadian toymaker Spin Master Corp. has solved the Rubik's Cube, completing a US$50-million acquisition of the legendary multi-coloured cube.
Amazon buys 11 jets for 1st time to ship orders faster

Amazon buys 11 jets for 1st time to ship orders faster

NEW YORK — Amazon said Tuesday that it bought 11 jets from Delta and WestJet airlines to boost its growing delivery network and get orders to shoppers faster. The company said it's the first time it has purchased planes for its delivery network.
US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid-2018

US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid-2018

WASHINGTON — American factories grew in December at the fastest pace in more than two years as manufacturing continued to weather the pandemic better than the battered services sector.
Travel industry "in tailspin" as federal government adopts new COVID-19 test rules

Travel industry "in tailspin" as federal government adopts new COVID-19 test rules

CALGARY — The travel industry in Canada has been thrown into a "tailspin" by new federal rules requiring a COVID-19 test before Canadians are allowed back into the country from most international travel, says the Association of Canadian Independent T