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2 more ex-Wirecard managers arrested, ex-CEO back in custody

2 more ex-Wirecard managers arrested, ex-CEO back in custody

BERLIN — Two more former executives at bankrupt German payment company Wirecard were arrested on Wednesday in the fraud scandal that brought down the one-time tech star and its former CEO was taken back into custody after the case against him was exp

Here's a list of June inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.7 per cent in June, Statistics Canada says.

Here's a list of June inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.7 per cent in June, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.1 per cent (-1.3) — Prince Edward Island: -0.
US sales of existing homes jump 20% after a 3-month slump

US sales of existing homes jump 20% after a 3-month slump

BALTIMORE — Americans stepped up their home purchases in June by a robust 20.7% after the pandemic had caused sales to crater in the prior three months.
Bombardier burns through less cash and obtains US$1B loan to operate during COVID

Bombardier burns through less cash and obtains US$1B loan to operate during COVID

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. says it has the liquidity to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic after using less cash in the second quarter and securing a loan of up to US$1 billion.
AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars

AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars

JOHANNESBURG — A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world’s largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain: Funding commitments, for the virus and otherwise, have dro
US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

WASHINGTON — Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across the world, the Justice De
GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion

GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion

WASHINGTON — The price tag for the next COVID-19 aid package could quickly swell above $1 trillion as White House officials negotiate with Congress over money to reopen schools, prop up small businesses, boost virus testing and keep cash flowing to A
B.C. tourism industry seeks $680M to rebuild after COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. tourism industry seeks $680M to rebuild after COVID-19 pandemic

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's tourism and hospitality sector believes it should receive more than one-third of a $1.5-billion COVID-19 recovery package pledged to the province by the federal government.

B.C. announces funding for search and rescue groups amid spike in calls

VICTORIA — Sustainable funding is on the way for search and rescue groups in British Columbia that are seeing an uptick in calls in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.