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Quebec workplace safety board fines Dollarama stores for inadequate sanitary measures

Quebec workplace safety board fines Dollarama stores for inadequate sanitary measures

MONTREAL — Quebec's workplace safety board has issued fines to nine Dollarama locations in the province for failing to respect sanitary guidelines.
Home sales hit record in 2020, Canadian Real Estate Association reports

Home sales hit record in 2020, Canadian Real Estate Association reports

Home sales in December hit an all-time record for the month to end what was also a record year, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday. December sales were up 47.
Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

COPENHAGEN — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year.
US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December

US industrial production jumps 1.6% in December

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. industrial production rose 1.6% in December, a third straight monthly gain, but remains below its pre-pandemic level. The December gain in industrial output followed a 0.
Milan opens 1st fashion week with no VIP guests due to virus

Milan opens 1st fashion week with no VIP guests due to virus

MILAN — Italy’s fashion chamber is opening on Friday the first Milan Fashion Week that won't have VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of Italy's persistent resurgence of the coronavirus has forced an all-virtual format for presenting me
December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy

December wholesale prices up 0.3% with sharp jump in energy

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in December led by a the biggest jump in energy costs since June.

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr.
Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Divers found parts of the cockpit voice recorder on Friday as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board.

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.

Oprah Winfrey documentary to release on Apple TV+

LOS ANGELES — Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+. The streaming platform announced Thursday a two-part documentary focusing on Winfrey’s life.