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Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration

Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will make her first visit to the U.S.
Cirque du Soleil adds more shows to its U.S. summer reopening plans

Cirque du Soleil adds more shows to its U.S. summer reopening plans

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil is getting back into the swing of things. The Montreal-based circus company says five live shows are being added to its schedule for the coming months as it returns from pandemic closures.
Operations of Nalcor Energy to be absorbed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro: Furey

Operations of Nalcor Energy to be absorbed by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro: Furey

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is absorbing the operations of Crown-owned Nalcor Energy, which is overseeing the troubled Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, into the province's hydro utility.
WestJet plans cargo service with dedicated aircraft starting next year

WestJet plans cargo service with dedicated aircraft starting next year

CALGARY — WestJet plans to launch a cargo service using dedicated aircraft starting next year. The Calgary-based airline says the first of its 737-800 Boeing converted freighters are expected to be in service by the second quarter of 2022.
'Like a pregnancy test:' Rapid COVID-19 tests key tool to keep virus out of offices

'Like a pregnancy test:' Rapid COVID-19 tests key tool to keep virus out of offices

HALIFAX — Once a week, Akin Guler goes to a meeting room in his office where one of his co-workers — trained to administer rapid COVID-19 tests — inserts a small swab into his nostril.
Retail sales fell 5.7 per cent in April amid pandemic's third wave

Retail sales fell 5.7 per cent in April amid pandemic's third wave

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales in April posted their largest drop since the start of the pandemic as governments moved to deal with its third wave. Statistics Canada said Wednesday retail sales fell 5.7 per cent to $54.

US new home sales drop 5.9% in May, second monthly decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes fell for a second month in May, dropping by a larger-than-expected 5.9%. The May sales decline pushed sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 769,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

Early agreement reached in dispute over Suez Canal ship

CAIRO (AP) — The owners and insurers of the giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year have reached an agreement in principle over their dispute with canal authorities, representatives from both sides said We
Warren Buffett resigns from Gates Foundation

Warren Buffett resigns from Gates Foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett is resigning as a trustee from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Iranian media: 'sabotage attack' on nuclear building foiled

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news site close to security services says that authorities have thwarted a "sabotage attack" on the country's civilian nuclear program, without providing further information.
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