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Between the economy and coronavirus pandemic, Biden keeps his advantage nationally: POLL

In a race defined by economic views and pandemic fears, and riven by wide gender and education gaps, Joe Biden retains a 10-point lead nationally against Donald Trump in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, contracting to six points with third-party candidates included. Biden’s 54%-44% advantage over Trump in a two-way contest precisely matches the […]

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Could Europe’s Cyprus halloumi dispute derail CETA? Maybe, but solution likely – National

Halloumi might be known to many as a salty cheese good for throwing on the grill but this week, it’s the centre of a political dispute that threatens to derail Canada’s free trade deal with the European Union. Cypriot lawmakers last week voted against ratifying the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), most […]

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Feds establishing guidelines to reopening economy, won’t be as easy as ‘flipping a switch’: PM

OTTAWA — In an effort to temper expectations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to reopening the economy and while it may happen more quickly in one province, others will have to remain patient. Trudeau said he and his team will work with provincial and territorial leaders on a set of […]

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Coronavirus: Business leaders tell Trump testing is key to restarting economy during taskforce phone call, report says

Guaranteed widespread coronavirus testing is the key to restarting the United States workforce, industry leaders told President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of a new phone-call led business council, reports say. Members on the call emphasised the importance of testing in the first meeting of Mr Trump’s new business council according to one person briefed on […]

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How do you restart an economy? Germany has a plan

Even as the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, European governments are starting to think about how to re-open factories, offices and schools while minimizing the chance of further outbreaks. Austria on Monday said it would gradually begin to reopen shops after Easter, becoming the first country in Europe to do so. Pressure […]

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IRS, Facebook Square Off In Court Over $9 Billion In Unpaid Taxes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world’s largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland. The trial, which Facebook expects […]

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N.S. government extends Northern Pulp’s use of Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until April – Halifax

Northern Pulp will continue to use its Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April as the company prepares the facility for its indefinite closure. On Wednesday, Northern Pulp announced it had received an order from Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson that directs the continued use of its wastewater treatment plant […]

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UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China’s central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports. It is the first known confirmed case in the UAE of a virus that has killed at least 132 […]

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At least 17 killed as extreme cold sweeps across Afghanistan

A severe cold snap killed at least 17 people in Afghanistan, government officials said, as heavy snowfall and rain continued to lash parts of the country, Trend reports citing Reuters. Afghanistan is no stranger to extreme winter weather, during which various warring groups in the country have historically ceased hostilities, but this year has been […]

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