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Here's a list March inflation rates for Canadian provinces, territories

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 0.9 per cent in March, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.1 per cent (1.7) — Prince Edward Island: 0.4 (2.
Senate approves $483B virus aid deal, sends it to House

Senate approves $483B virus aid deal, sends it to House

WASHINGTON — A $483 billion coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate on Tuesday after Congress and the White House reached a deal to replenish a small-business payroll fund and provided new money for hospitals and testing.
New Zealand could pull off bold goal of eliminating virus

New Zealand could pull off bold goal of eliminating virus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — While most countries are working on ways to contain the coronavirus, New Zealand has set itself a much more ambitious goal: eliminating it altogether. And experts believe the country could pull it off.
Texas venue that launched Janis Joplin's career set to close

Texas venue that launched Janis Joplin's career set to close

AUSTIN, Texas — A live-music venue in Texas where college student Janis Joplin launched her singing career will not be reopening after the coronavirus pandemic lifts.
Netflix adds 16 million global subscribers partly during start of pandemic

Netflix adds 16 million global subscribers partly during start of pandemic

Netflix picked up subscribers in Canada to add nearly 16 million global customers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis.
COVID-19 testing drops as Saskatchewan prepares to announce its reopening plan

COVID-19 testing drops as Saskatchewan prepares to announce its reopening plan

REGINA — The number COVID-19 tests being done in Saskatchewan has dropped off as the province's premier prepares to release a plan for how to reopen parts of the economy.
HBO Max prepared for May 27 launch as streaming service announces initial lineup

HBO Max prepared for May 27 launch as streaming service announces initial lineup

NEW YORK — The streaming service HBO Max will launch May 27 in the United States, AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced Tuesday, signalling that the so-called streaming wars won't subside because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Canadian Pacific lowers guidance for 2020 as it faces fallout from virus

Canadian Pacific lowers guidance for 2020 as it faces fallout from virus

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has significantly lowered its financial guidance due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, saying a drop in crude oil and automotive shipments will outweigh gains in grain traffic.
Criminal records shut small biz owners out of aid program

Criminal records shut small biz owners out of aid program

WASHINGTON — Damon West was hoping the government's coronavirus rescue package for small business owners would help replace the income he's lost now that he can't travel the country as a keynote speaker. But then he got a call from his accountant.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (13,940.06, down 448.22 points.) StageZero Life Sciences Ltd. (TSX:SZLS). Health care. Up 5.5 cents, or 68.75 per cent, to 13.