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Retailers face pressure to close doors amid coronavirus containment efforts

Retailers face pressure to close doors amid coronavirus containment efforts

Retailers choosing to remain open amid the novel coronavirus outbreak are facing pressure from the public and their employees to join a slew of companies that have shuttered their doors in an effort to help flatten the curve. TJX Companies Inc.
Chile mine construction halted, Peru silver mines suspended amid virus fears

Chile mine construction halted, Peru silver mines suspended amid virus fears

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. says it is suspending construction at a copper mine expansion in Chile, affecting about 15,000 workers there, as reaction by South American governments to the COVID-19 outbreak hits home for foreign mining companies.
Computer-graphics pioneers win tech's Turing prize

Computer-graphics pioneers win tech's Turing prize

The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize.
Statistics Canada to release consumer price index for February today

Statistics Canada to release consumer price index for February today

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is set to release its inflation figures for February today. The monthly consumer price index tracks changes in the price for goods and services commonly purchased by households in Canada, like groceries and haircuts.

Saskatchewan to unveil spending plan for next fiscal year in muted budget

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is set to take the unusual step of announcing its spending plans for the next fiscal year without showing any revenue.
China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

China to expel American reporters after US curbs its media

BEIJING — China said Wednesday it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major U.S. news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to U.S. restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media.
Detroit 3, UAW agree on measures to keep plants running

Detroit 3, UAW agree on measures to keep plants running

Detroit's three automakers have agreed to partial factory shutdowns, deep cleaning of equipment and longer periods between shifts to head off union demands for U.S. plant closures due to the coronavirus threat.
Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public

Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public

WASHINGTON — In a massive federal effort Tuesday, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to
Retailers shutter doors, restaurants limit services amid coronavirus outbreak

Retailers shutter doors, restaurants limit services amid coronavirus outbreak

A slew of store closures and service limitations were announced by retailers and restaurant chains on Tuesday as politicians and health authorities urged Canadians to avoid unnecessary outings in order to slow the spread of novel coronavirus.
Saskatchewan not tabling full budget, says revenue forecasts no longer accurate

Saskatchewan not tabling full budget, says revenue forecasts no longer accurate

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it is not releasing its full budget as planned on Wednesday because its revenues are no longer accurate given current economic uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.