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Canada budget rolls out post-pandemic spending plan ahead of likely election

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland pose for a picture holding the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle April 19, 2021 By Julie Gordon OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government on Monday lined up billions in new spending to provide emergency […]

Canada to put up C$30 billion for long-awaited national childcare program

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to news media before unveiling her first fiscal update, the Fall Economic Statement 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 30, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo April 19, 2021 By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will invest up to C$30 billion ($23.9 billion) […]

Wall Street slips off record highs, Tesla drops after fatal crash

FILE PHOTO: A Wall St. street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid April 19, 2021 By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday, slipping from last week’s record levels, as investors awaited guidance from first-quarter earnings […]

Amazon gets 9 ULA satellite launch vehicles for broadband internet program

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo/File Photo/File Photo April 19, 2021 (Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had secured nine satellite launch vehicles from United Launch Alliance (ULA) to support the initial deployment of its broadband internet initiative, […]

Aruba looks towards long-idled oil refinery, as tourism drop pummels economy

Aruba’s state-owned refining company Refineria di Aruba (RdA) is seen in San Nicolas, Aruba, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Luc Cohen April 19, 2021 By Luc Cohen SAN NICOLAS, Aruba (Reuters) – A collapse in tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic has sent Aruba toward one of the world’s biggest economic contractions, prompting the island to try […]