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Quebec government worries about repercussions of a prolonged ArcelorMittal strike

Quebec government worries about repercussions of a prolonged ArcelorMittal strike

MONTREAL — Quebec's Labour Minister says he is concerned about the economic repercussions of a strike involving 2,500 ArcelorMittal workers announced Monday evening.
US job openings soar to highest level on record

US job openings soar to highest level on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses seeking to find new workers as the economy expands.
Pfizer head Albert Bourla writing book about COVID vaccine

Pfizer head Albert Bourla writing book about COVID vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla can now tell the incredible story.
Signs of optimism as NYC sees rise in tourism, bit by bit

Signs of optimism as NYC sees rise in tourism, bit by bit

NEW YORK (AP) — The once-deserted steps outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art are filling up with visitors again. Hotel lobbies are losing their desolate feel.
Centerra reports US$167.4M Q1 profit, faces trouble in Kyrgyz Republic

Centerra reports US$167.4M Q1 profit, faces trouble in Kyrgyz Republic

TORONTO — Centerra Gold Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of US$167.4 million as it faces trouble in the Kyrgyz Republic that may affect its ownership of the Kumtor mine.
George Weston reports Q1 loss on one-time charges, adjusted profit edges higher

George Weston reports Q1 loss on one-time charges, adjusted profit edges higher

TORONTO — George Weston Ltd. reported a loss in its latest quarter compared with a profit a year ago as it was hit by one-time charges.
1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

BEIJING — China’s weak population growth is falling closer to zero as fewer couples have children, government data showed Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce.
Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

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Wattpad plots expansion, additional revenue streams under new ownership

Wattpad plots expansion, additional revenue streams under new ownership

TORONTO — Online storytelling company Wattpad and its writer-users will have more chances to expand their audience — and income — after the close of its sale to an Asian media conglomerate Monday, says Allen Lau.
Sleep Country profit surges in Q1 despite more days closed from government lockdowns

Sleep Country profit surges in Q1 despite more days closed from government lockdowns

TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. says its net income surged in the first quarter as sales grew even though its stores were closed for more days than a year ago. The Toronto-based retailer says it earned $8.