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Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

MOSCOW — Russia's boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism at the time because of its insufficient testing.
Drones vs hungry moths: Dutch use hi-tech to protect crops

Drones vs hungry moths: Dutch use hi-tech to protect crops

MONSTER, Netherlands — Dutch cress grower Rob Baan has enlisted high-tech helpers to tackle a pest in his greenhouses: palm-sized drones seek and destroy moths that produce caterpillars that can chew up his crops.
Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.
Indian farmers mark 100th day of protests with road blockade

Indian farmers mark 100th day of protests with road blockade

NEW DELHI — Thousands of Indian farmers blocked a massive expressway on the edges of New Delhi on Saturday to mark the 100th day of protests against agricultural laws that they say will devastate their income.
Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia's hopes

Manchin, key Senate swing vote, boosts West Virginia's hopes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has long proclaimed itself “Almost Heaven,” a nod to a song and soaring mountaintop vistas. Now some joke the state name-checked in “Take Me Home, Country Roads” could take things up a notch as Democratic U.S.
California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Alberta Energy Regulator suspends licences of oil and gas producer that owes $67M

Alberta Energy Regulator suspends licences of oil and gas producer that owes $67M

CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is suspending licences for thousands of wells and pipelines after an oil and gas producer failed to bring its operations into regulatory compliance.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,380.96, up 255.24 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up five cents, or 7.69 per cent, to 70 cents on 27.
S&P/TSX composite rebounds from early losses on signs of strong economic recovery

S&P/TSX composite rebounds from early losses on signs of strong economic recovery

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index reversed early losses to close higher Friday on signs of a quicker economic recovery that sent crude oil prices to a near two-year high. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 255.24 points to 18,380.
B.C. tax changes affecting sugary drinks, vaping products coming into effect April 1

B.C. tax changes affecting sugary drinks, vaping products coming into effect April 1

VICTORIA — Tax changes targeting sugary drinks and e-commerce services based outside of B.C. will come into effect on April 1 after being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C.