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Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

NEW YORK — With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City's streets to collect the surging number of dead, public health officials projected Tuesday that the coronavirus could ultimately kill more than 100,000 people across the U.S.
Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.7% in morning trading to 18,588.
Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN

Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN. The NBA, the players’ association and 2K announced the NBA 2K Players Tournament on Tuesday.
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate chan

Air Canada to temporarily lay off 16,500 staff due to COVID-19 fallout

MONTREAL — Air Canada will temporarily lay off 16,500 employees starting this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

CALGARY — A final investment decision clearing the way for construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline was greeted with relief on Tuesday by an Alberta oilpatch where production has grown faster than pipeline capacity.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (13,378.75, up 340.25 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up $3.49, or 18.4 per cent, to $22.46 on 24.9 million shares.
TSX ends worst first quarter since financial crisis despite energy-induced gains

TSX ends worst first quarter since financial crisis despite energy-induced gains

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index capped its worst first quarter since at least the financial crisis more than a decade ago on an upswing caused by a rise in the energy sector. The key sector rose by 15.
World hungry for Canadian grain amid pandemic, with shipments abroad rising

World hungry for Canadian grain amid pandemic, with shipments abroad rising

Canadian grain is in high demand as shippers try to feed a growing appetite from mills and governments seeking to shore up staple reserves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suddenly strapped for cash: Financial advisers on dealing with COVID-19 fallout

Suddenly strapped for cash: Financial advisers on dealing with COVID-19 fallout

TORONTO — Credit counsellor Pamela George is hearing from Canadians who feel lost amid the financial strife of COVID-19. After the Ottawa-based adviser began offering free phone consultations last month, the stories began to flow in.