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Undefeated, high schoolers head online for isolation proms

Undefeated, high schoolers head online for isolation proms

NEW YORK — In party dresses or come as you are, with colored lights flashing in their bedrooms and teachers-turned-DJs spinning, high schoolers have turned to virtual proms to salvage at least one slice of fun and tradition for the Class of 2020.
Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

Stephen Sondheim gets starry but tardy 90th birthday concert

NEW YORK — Josh Groban, Nathan Lane and Jake Gyllenhaal honoured composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Sunday with an online 90th birthday concert that was stuffed with his songs, but delayed by technical difficulties.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: CN update Canadian National Railway Co. executives will discuss first-quarter earnings on Monday after markets close. Rival Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
Trans Mountain, LNG Canada say they are on track despite pandemic

Trans Mountain, LNG Canada say they are on track despite pandemic

VANCOUER, B.C. — Energy projects like an LNG Canada export terminal and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion may face short-term setbacks but the pandemic and oil price crash shouldn't threaten their long-term viability, economists say.
Despite risks, auto workers step up to make medical gear

Despite risks, auto workers step up to make medical gear

DETROIT — Cindy Parkhurst could have stayed home collecting most of her pay while the Ford plant where she normally works remains closed due to coronavirus fears.
Coronavirus relief pushing US deficits to staggering heights

Coronavirus relief pushing US deficits to staggering heights

WASHINGTON — Spend what it takes, Washington said as it confronted the coronavirus. Well over $2 trillion later, it’s unclear where that spending will end.
3 states ease lockdowns; US COVID-19 toll passes 50,000

3 states ease lockdowns; US COVID-19 toll passes 50,000

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Even as the confirmed U.S.

Low-risk outdoor activities resume in N.B. as province unveils COVID recovery plan

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick has presented its four-phase plan aimed at gradually reopening the province and easing restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. Premier Blaine Higgs told reporters Friday the first phase is effective immediately.
Toronto stock market caps wild week by closing higher for fifth straight week

Toronto stock market caps wild week by closing higher for fifth straight week

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index capped a wild week of trading by closing higher for a fifth consecutive week.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,420.36, up 169.27 points.) B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Up 33 cents, or 4.52 per cent, to $7.63 on 10.9 million shares.