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Dollarama, Walmart Canada boost employee pay amid COVID-19 outbreak

Dollarama, Walmart Canada boost employee pay amid COVID-19 outbreak

Two more retailers are joining other companies that have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic in paying their employees more during the outbreak.
India's prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

India's prime minister decrees 21-day lockdown to curb virus

NEW DELHI — India will begin the world's largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address, warning citizens to stay inside or risk inviting the pandemic into their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the cou
New home sales drop 4.4% in February

New home sales drop 4.4% in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. new home sales fell 4.4% in February with bigger declines expected in coming months as the coronavirus puts a major crimp on home sales.

Tokyo Olympics postponed, U.S. closes in on relief package

MADRID — This summer's Tokyo Olympics fell victim to the coronavirus crisis Tuesday as the death toll mounted rapidly in Europe and the United States, while American lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to blunt the outbreak's economic da
China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

BEIJING — Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at midnight, as domestic cases of what has become a global pandemic subside.
Thailand imposes state of emergency to control coronavirus

Thailand imposes state of emergency to control coronavirus

BANGKOK — Thailand's government approved on Tuesday a one-month state of emergency allowing it to impose stricter measures to control the coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in the Southeast Asian country.
Precision Drilling moves to cut costs and capital spending plan

Precision Drilling moves to cut costs and capital spending plan

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. says it is reducing staff, cutting salaries and lowering its capital spending plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current market conditions.
Negotiators close on a nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

Negotiators close on a nearly $2 trillion virus aid package

WASHINGTON — Top congressional and White House officials emerged from grueling negotiations at the Capitol over the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package saying they expected to reach a deal Tuesday.
Cameco, Orano shut down Saskatchewan uranium facilities due to COVID-19 fears

Cameco, Orano shut down Saskatchewan uranium facilities due to COVID-19 fears

SASKATOON — Hundreds of employees are being sent home in northern Saskatchewan as Cameco Corp. suspends production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine and partner Orano Canada Inc. closes its affiliated McClean Lake uranium mill.
Horgan says B.C.'s $5 billion COVID-19 plan offers supports for people, business

Horgan says B.C.'s $5 billion COVID-19 plan offers supports for people, business

VICTORIA — British Columbia will spend $5 billion to help individuals, businesses and services endure the economic stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier John Horgan said Monday.