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Alberta must juggle sluggish economy, big deficits, lost jobs in upcoming budget

13 minutes ago   |   National Post

EDMONTON - Alberta is to bring in its new budget Thursday while juggling a sluggish economy, multibillion-dollar deficits and escalating conflicts with public-sector workers.
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White House officials express hopes that coronavirus will advance 'America First' agenda

White House officials express hopes that coronavirus will advance 'America First' agenda

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

For some administration officials, the coronavirus outbreak could present an economic opening in the US. As President Donald Trump vies for re-election in November, it could...
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Taxes on gas, ride-hailing and businesses all in House transportation plan

4 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

A hike in the state gas tax, a bump in ride-hailing fees and costs for corporations are all part of a House proposal to rake in up to $612 million taxpayer dollars to fix the...
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U.S. new home sales hit 12-1/2-year high in January

7 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes raced to a 12-1/2-year high in January, pointing to housing market strength that could help to blunt any hit on the economy...
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The story of how a nun played private equity's game and created affordable housing in the Bay Area

The story of how a nun played private equity's game and created affordable housing in the Bay Area

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Conor Dougherty is an economics reporter at The New York Times. He previously spent a decade in New York covering housing and the economy for The Wall Street Journal. He grew...
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When China Sneezes

8 hours ago   |   Real Clear Politics

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit at a time of much greater economic vulnerability than in 2003, during the SARS outbreak, and China's share of world output has more than doubled...
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Lie-flat in coach? Air NZ eyes flying bunk beds

9 hours ago   |   Reuters

Economy class passengers just might get to lie down, if Air New Zealand's plan for flying bunk beds becomes a reality.
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Coronavirus panic could severely hit US services economy, former Fed insider tells Boom Bust

Coronavirus panic could severely hit US services economy, former Fed insider tells Boom Bust

9 hours ago   |   RT

Stocks are seeing a second straight day of losses as global coronavirus fears shake the financial markets. RT's Boom Bust looks into economic reactions and at how the Federal...
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European Commission says too early to assess coronavirus impact on EU economy

11 hours ago   |   Reuters

It is still too early to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the European Union economy, the bloc's economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday...
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Tunisian parliament debates new coalition with economy in focus

12 hours ago   |   National Post

TUNIS - Tunisia's parliament began debating on Wednesday and looked set to approve a new coalition government, after months of political wrangling that has slowed the north...
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Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund...

Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund President Trump's border wall

The Pentagon's decision took money from major aircraft and other programs that touch Republican and Democratic areas. Read more ...

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

The Trump administration won a legal fight Wednesday as a federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled that the federal government can require cities and states that receive... Read more ...

Novak Djokovic asked the crowd to applaud tennis great Maria Sharapova after...

Novak Djokovic asked the crowd to applaud tennis great Maria Sharapova after finding out on the court that she was retiring

After tennis great Maria Sharapova announced her retirement Wednesday, 17-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic honored the Russian star with an off-the-cuff tribute at the... Read more ...

4 major questions facing Disney now that Bob Iger has abruptly exited his...

4 major questions facing Disney now that Bob Iger has abruptly exited his CEO role

Bob Iger stepped down from his role as Disney CEO on Tuesday and longtime Disney exec Bob Chapek took his place. Iger led the company through major acquisitions and... Read more ...

More people are being diagnosed with coronavirus outside China than in...

More people are being diagnosed with coronavirus outside China than in - another indication that the virus is nearing pandemic status

COVID-19 is spreading around the globe rapidly. It's now on every continent, except Antarctica. In China, however, the spread of the virus is steadily slowing, a sign that the... Read more ...

LeBron James ate candy on the bench after a dominant performance and sparked...

LeBron James ate candy on the bench after a dominant performance and sparked a Twitter debate about Twizzlers vs Red Vines

After scoring 40 points and helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans, cameras caught LeBron James eating a stringy licorice candy many assumed to be Red... Read more ...

Bob Chapek has been named Disney's new CEO 'effective immediately,' as Bob...

Bob Chapek has been named Disney's new CEO 'effective immediately,' as Bob Iger steps down

Bob Chapek is the new CEO of Disney, effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday. Chapek, who formerly was the company's parks, experiences, and products chairman... Read more ...

Virgin Galactic's CEO says he's 'gratified' by the stock skyrocketing about...

Virgin Galactic's CEO says he's 'gratified' by the stock skyrocketing about 200% this year

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides celebrated its stock rocketing about 200% since January. "We're gratified by the share price," he said on the space-tourism startup's... Read more ...

Trump is reportedly 'furious' that US stocks have tanked on coronavirus...

Trump is reportedly 'furious' that US stocks have tanked on coronavirus fears - and he's accusing the 'fake news' media of throwing fuel on the fire

President Trump lashed out at the media on Wednesday morning and accused them of hyping up the threat from the coronavirus, which has spread to 37 countries so far. "Low... Read more ...

Trump is said to be furious at grim official warnings about coronavirus, and...

Trump is said to be furious at grim official warnings about coronavirus, and is trying to combat a stock market slide with relentless optimism

President Donald Trump is angry about the stock market downturn, blaming it on warnings from US officials about the spread of the coronavirus, according to The Washington... Read more ...