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3 states ease lockdowns; US COVID-19 toll passes 50,000

3 states ease lockdowns; US COVID-19 toll passes 50,000

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Even as the confirmed U.S.

Low-risk outdoor activities resume in N.B. as province unveils COVID recovery plan

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has presented its four-phase plan aimed at gradually reopening the province and easing restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. Premier Blaine Higgs told reporters Friday the first phase is effective immediately.
Toronto stock market caps wild week by closing higher for fifth straight week

Toronto stock market caps wild week by closing higher for fifth straight week

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index capped a wild week of trading by closing higher for a fifth consecutive week.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,420.36, up 169.27 points.) B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Up 33 cents, or 4.52 per cent, to $7.63 on 10.9 million shares.
Tons of sanitizer: Retailer charged with hoarding, gouging

Tons of sanitizer: Retailer charged with hoarding, gouging

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors charged a New York retailer Friday with hoarding tons of disposable masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer in a Long Island warehouse and selling the items at huge markups.
Alberta unveils process for paying out $1 billion in oilfield cleanup grants

Alberta unveils process for paying out $1 billion in oilfield cleanup grants

CALGARY — Oilfield services companies in Alberta will be able to apply through an online portal starting May 1 for $1 billion in grants under the oilfield rehabilitation program announced by the federal government last week.
At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM

At least $9.7 billion in state bailouts for Air France, KLM

PARIS — The French and Dutch governments announced at least 9 billion euros ($9.7 billion) in bailout money Friday to rescue Air France and KLM, which are fighting for survival as most of their planes are grounded by virus lockdowns around the world.
AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

WASHINGTON — One out of every four American adults say someone in their household has lost a job to the coronavirus pandemic, but the vast majority expect those former jobs will return once the crisis passes, according to a new poll from The Associat

Stars Group shareholders vote to approve deal with Flutter Entertainment

TORONTO — The Stars Group Inc. says its shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve a takeover of the company by Flutter Entertainment plc. The company says 99.99 per cent of the shares voted at the meeting backed the deal.
Astronomer files trademark lawsuit against American Girl

Astronomer files trademark lawsuit against American Girl

MADISON, Wis. — An astronomer in Chicago has sued the maker of American Girl dolls, alleging the Wisconsin company stole her likeness and name to create its astronaut doll.