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US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.
India's economy expands 0.4% in Oct.-Dec., ending recession

India's economy expands 0.4% in Oct.-Dec., ending recession

NEW DELHI — India’s economy expanded by a weaker-than-expected 0.
BA parent company books huge loss, pushes for digital passes

BA parent company books huge loss, pushes for digital passes

LONDON — The parent company of British Airways and Iberia on Friday said it lost 6.9 billion euros ($8.
NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books

NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books

NEW YORK — The Washington editor for The New York Times is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and focus on acquiring books about politics and history.
Federal deficit hits $248.2 billion for first nine months of 2020-21 fiscal year

Federal deficit hits $248.2 billion for first nine months of 2020-21 fiscal year

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $248.2 billion through the first nine months of its 2020-21 fiscal year as spending soared due to the pandemic.
Onex reports Q4 profit up, helped by private equity and credit investment gains

Onex reports Q4 profit up, helped by private equity and credit investment gains

TORONTO — Onex Corp. reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago, helped by gains in its private equity and credit investments. The Toronto-based private equity manager, which keeps its books in U.S.
It's a smash hit! Chinese return big-time to movie theatres

It's a smash hit! Chinese return big-time to movie theatres

BEIJING — The thrills and chills of the big screen are back big-time in the world’s largest film market.
Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

TORONTO — The head of Canada's largest pension fund received a COVID-19 vaccination while on a "very personal" trip to Dubai, he told staff in an email Thursday night.
Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.
Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.