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India tops 200,000 dead as virus surge breaks health system

India tops 200,000 dead as virus surge breaks health system

NEW DELHI — India crossed a grim milestone Wednesday of 200,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections tears through dense cities and rural areas alike and overwhelms health care systems on the brink of collapse.
Biden signs $15 minimum wage for federal contract workers

Biden signs $15 minimum wage for federal contract workers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors, providing a pay bump to hundreds of thousands of workers.
Native American lawmakers seek federal help on Montana bison

Native American lawmakers seek federal help on Montana bison

BILLINGS, Mont. — Native American lawmakers in Montana on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to help craft a plan to reintroduce wild bison to the landscape in and around Glacier National Park and the Charles M.
B.C.'s $500-million investment fund to help small, medium-sized businesses

B.C.'s $500-million investment fund to help small, medium-sized businesses

VICTORIA — British Columbia has introduced legislation to convert an investment initiative into a Crown corporation with the authority to make independent decisions aimed at spurring economic recovery after the pandemic.

Vegas tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus

Las Vegas is bouncing back to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, with new economic reports showing increases in airport passengers and tourism, and a big jump in a key index showing that casinos statewide took in $1 billion in winnings last month for t

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,175.09, up 4.53 points.) Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Down nine cents, or 0.96 per cent, to $9.29 on 16.9 million shares.
Copper prices hit 10-year high as rising commodity prices, aside from gold, lift TSX

Copper prices hit 10-year high as rising commodity prices, aside from gold, lift TSX

TORONTO — Copper rose to a 10-year high Tuesday as a gain in most commodity prices helped to lift Canada's main stock index slightly on a flat day for North American markets. The May copper contract was up 4.7 cents at nearly US$4.
Netflix chooses Toronto as location for its corporate office in Canada

Netflix chooses Toronto as location for its corporate office in Canada

TORONTO — Netflix has chosen Toronto as the spot for its previously announced Canadian corporate office.
Toronto announces first workplace closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks of five or more

Toronto announces first workplace closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks of five or more

TORONTO — A fast-food restaurant, a car dealership and a makeup manufacturer were among the first Toronto workplaces ordered to close or partially shut down due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Rogers warns of text messages promising outage-related rebates

Rogers warns of text messages promising outage-related rebates

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. is warning Canadians to be wary of text messages offering to reimburse customers for a system outage earlier this month.