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Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary and help guide the economy's recovery during and after the coronavirus pandemic. The vote was 84-15.
Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday the U.S.
Alberta may follow B.C.'s lead on faster rollout of first COVID-19 dose

Alberta may follow B.C.'s lead on faster rollout of first COVID-19 dose

EDMONTON — Alberta’s health minister says the province is considering whether to follow British Columbia in extending the time between COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Target powers through a pandemic; 2020 sales growth explodes

Target powers through a pandemic; 2020 sales growth explodes

NEW YORK — Target will plow $4 billion into its business each year for the next several years to redo its stores, add new ones and speed up delivery as the discounter aims to keep up with increasingly demanding shoppers shaped by the pandemic.
Metropolitan Montreal home sales fell in February for the first time in six years

Metropolitan Montreal home sales fell in February for the first time in six years

MONTREAL — Residential sales in metropolitan Montreal fell in February for the first time in six years as transactions plunged outside Quebec's largest city.
Biden's pick for SEC flags trading app gimmicks for scrutiny

Biden's pick for SEC flags trading app gimmicks for scrutiny

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission told Congress on Tuesday that the agency should address how to protect investors who use online stock-trading platforms with flashy tech gimmicks that entice the
CRA says 'rare' error in some tax slips lists repaid CERB as taxable income

CRA says 'rare' error in some tax slips lists repaid CERB as taxable income

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools last spring, crosswalk guard and recent graduate Danny Thomson was encouraged by the Ottawa Safety Council to apply for the new COVID-19 emergency benefits.

Good Earth Cafes unveils strategy to move in when Starbucks closes Canadian shops

CALGARY — The founder and CEO of Good Earth Cafes Ltd. says the Calgary-based chain could potentially double its 45 locations across Canada through a program to take over coffee shops being closed down by international chains such as Starbucks.

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 (18,421.60, up 121.98 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 52 cents, or 2.03 per cent, to $26.11 on 26.6 million shares.
North American stock markets quieter after strong start to March as all eyes on bonds

North American stock markets quieter after strong start to March as all eyes on bonds

TORONTO — North American stock markets were quieter Tuesday after experiencing strong gains to start March.