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General strike at Port of Montreal set to begin on Monday, says dockworkers union

General strike at Port of Montreal set to begin on Monday, says dockworkers union

MONTREAL — A general strike at the Port of Montreal is set to begin on Monday after the union representing dockworkers issued the required 72-hour notice to the Maritime Employers Association.
NBC's Kristen Welker reveals difficulties with infertility

NBC's Kristen Welker reveals difficulties with infertility

NEW YORK — NBC News' Kristen Welker, shortly before she expects the birth of a daughter through a surrogate, is revealing the struggles with infertility that she and her husband, John Hughes, have gone through.
EU agency says people should get 2nd dose of AstraZeneca too

EU agency says people should get 2nd dose of AstraZeneca too

LONDON — The European Medicines Agency said Friday that people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine should also get the second one despite the rare risk of blood clots that have been linked to the shot.
'Super competitive': Warehouse demand soars amid shift to online shopping

'Super competitive': Warehouse demand soars amid shift to online shopping

TORONTO — A boom in online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic is making it tough to find warehouse space in many provinces, industry insiders say.
UK sees budget deficit rise to highest rate since 1946

UK sees budget deficit rise to highest rate since 1946

LONDON — Britain has seen its budget deficit rise during the coronavirus pandemic to its highest level since the year after the end of World War II, official figures showed Friday.

China, global recovery boost profit at automaker Daimler

FRANKFURT — German car and truck maker Daimler AG says net profit rebounded strongly to 4.4 billion euros ($5.
Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

MAGUI PAYAN, Colombia — From the air, the illegal gold mines look like wounds in the dense jungle of southern Colombia — scars of red, gray and brown dirt surrounding toxic ponds.
Base metals sector helps boost Toronto market, U.S. stock markets climb higher

Base metals sector helps boost Toronto market, U.S. stock markets climb higher

TORONTO — Gains in the base metals sector helped lead Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also pushed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 75.76 points at 19,107.40.
CN fires latest salvo in battle with CP Rail for U.S. railway Kansas City Southern

CN fires latest salvo in battle with CP Rail for U.S. railway Kansas City Southern

CALGARY — Canadian National Railway Co. says it has filed a letter with the U.S. regulator that governs railway mergers declaring its bid for the Kansas City Southern railroad to be pro-competitive and in the public interest.
New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

New home sales surged 20.7% in March to 1.02 million

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes surged 20.7% in March to the highest level since 2006, rebounding from a sharp decline the previous month when severe winter storms wreaked havoc in many parts of the country.