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Spiking energy leads wholesale prices up 0.5% in February

Spiking energy leads wholesale prices up 0.5% in February

WASHINGTON — Energy prices continued to rocket higher in February, though overall wholesale prices moderated after a record jump in January. The Labor Department's producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers.

National employment numbers for February from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's February employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 8.2 per cent (9.4) Employment rate: 59.4 per cent (58.6) Participation rate: 64.7 per cent (64.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for February, by province

OTTAWA — Canada's national unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent in February. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets): _ Newfoundland and Labrador 15.3 per cent (12.8) _ Prince Edward Island 9.
Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 4.0 per cent in January to $69.2B

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 4.0 per cent in January to $69.2B

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 4.0 per cent in January to $69.2 billion. The agency says the increase was helped by growth in the machinery, equipment and supplies, and the building material and supplies subsectors.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for February, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent in February. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.
Women, immigrants bearing the brunt of economic toll from pandemic: Report

Women, immigrants bearing the brunt of economic toll from pandemic: Report

For the last seven years, Elisa Cardona has worked as a hostess at the Pacific Gateway Hotel near Vancouver, greeting guests at the breakfast restaurant and helping servers when needed.
Bangladesh TV hires country's 1st transgender news anchor

Bangladesh TV hires country's 1st transgender news anchor

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi satellite television station has hired the country’s first transgender news anchor, saying it hopes the appointment will help change society.
As climate fight shifts to oil, Biden faces a formidable foe

As climate fight shifts to oil, Biden faces a formidable foe

CASPER, Wyo. — President Joe Biden’s bid to tackle climate change is running straight through the heart of the U.S.
Lightspeed to expand Asia-Pacific presence with US$350-million purchase of Vend

Lightspeed to expand Asia-Pacific presence with US$350-million purchase of Vend

MONTREAL — Lightspeed POS Inc. says it has reached agreement on an acquisition valued at US$350 million that will beef up its presence in Asia-Pacific.
CanWel Building Materials Q4 revenue and income rises on 'unprecedented' prices

CanWel Building Materials Q4 revenue and income rises on 'unprecedented' prices

VANCOUVER — CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. is reporting higher fourth-quarter revenue and earnings on strong demand and prices for its products thanks to surging home improvement and new home construction activity.