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36 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

36 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen under certain restrictions.
Manufacturing sales fell 9.2% in March as factories closed due to the pandemic

Manufacturing sales fell 9.2% in March as factories closed due to the pandemic

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales posted their biggest percentage drop since the financial crisis in March and economists warned sales are expected to continue to fall in April as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the economy to a crawl.
Wisconsin high court tosses out governor's stay-home order

Wisconsin high court tosses out governor's stay-home order

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority when it extended it for another month without consulting legislators.

'We are far from out of the woods': Horgan cautions that COVID-19 is still here

VICTORIA — Guidelines on health and safety for businesses and services in British Columbia to begin reopening will be available next week just as some restrictions are lifted in the province, says the premier.
Norway's wealth fund excludes oilsands investments over greenhouse gas emissions

Norway's wealth fund excludes oilsands investments over greenhouse gas emissions

CALGARY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says news that one of the world's largest investment funds will exclude four Canadian oilsands producers from consideration for investing is part of a continuing shift in global attitudes for which oil companie
MLAs in Saskatchewan could get back to legislature work before election

MLAs in Saskatchewan could get back to legislature work before election

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has laid out the conditions for recalling the legislature after weeks of prodding from the NDP opposition.
Dispute over reopening California Tesla factory may be over

Dispute over reopening California Tesla factory may be over

DETROIT — It appears the dispute between Tesla and San Francisco Bay Area authorities over the reopening of a factory in the face of shutdown orders appears to have ended.
FlightHub granted creditor protection amid travel industry collapse

FlightHub granted creditor protection amid travel industry collapse

MONTREAL — FlightHub Group Inc. is entering creditor protection after a Quebec Superior Court judge granted its application, filed as the travel industry reels from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

B.C. lays out $120 million plan to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

VICTORIA — British Columbia has announced details on how it plans to spend $120 million in federal funds earmarked for cleaning up inactive oil and gas well sites across the province.
Virus spikes could emerge weeks after US economic reopenings

Virus spikes could emerge weeks after US economic reopenings

U.S. states are beginning to restart their economies after months of paralyzing coronavirus lockdowns, but it could take weeks until it becomes clear whether those reopenings will cause a spike in COVID-19 cases, experts said Wednesday.
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