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Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations with eye on Olympics

Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations with eye on Olympics

TOKYO — Japan launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday, months after other major economies started giving shots and amid questions about whether the drive would would reach enough people quickly enough to save a Summer Olympics already
Shopify to focus on fulfilment, international merchants after US$123.9M Q4 profit

Shopify to focus on fulfilment, international merchants after US$123.9M Q4 profit

Companies that shifted their retail efforts online during the pandemic made their first sales with Shopify Inc. software every 28 seconds, the company said as it reported its fourth-quarter revenue nearly doubled compared with a year earlier.

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

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 1.0 per cent in January, Statistics Canada says.
EU hails deals to get more vaccine shots, tackle variants

EU hails deals to get more vaccine shots, tackle variants

BRUSSELS — Amid signs that more infectious coronavirus variants are spreading unchecked across Europe, governments and EU leaders scrambled Wednesday to speed up vaccine efforts that have been hampered by limited supplies and to fund ways to hunt dow

Here's a list January inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 1.0 per cent in January, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.5 per cent (0.6) — Prince Edward Island: 0.
Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid supply worry

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid supply worry

TOKYO — Japan's first coronavirus shots were given to health workers Wednesday, beginning a vaccination campaign considered crucial to holding the already delayed Tokyo Olympics.
Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS — Music blared from the courtyard of a French Quarter restaurant on Mardi Gras morning but nobody was there to hear it until Tom Gibson and Sheila Wheeler of Philadelphia walked out of their hotel’s nearly empty lobby.
Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition as among the most indispensable of the pandemic's front-line workers.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,492.50, up 32.29 points.) Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Up 2.5 cents, or 16.13 per cent, to 18 cents on 44.

Spartan Delta buys Inception Exploration and oil and gas assets for $148 million

Calgary producer Spartan Delta Corp. says it has agreed to buy private rival Inception Exploration Ltd. and two packages of oil and gas assets in northwestern Alberta for a total of $148 million in cash and shares.
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