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Music? Yes. Dancing? No, as New Orleans eases virus rules

Music? Yes. Dancing? No, as New Orleans eases virus rules

NEW ORLEANS — Live indoor music can resume in New Orleans beginning this weekend, city officials announced Wednesday, but dancing will remain prohibited, while venues, performers and audiences will be under strict requirements to employ measures to c
Six per cent of firms have board chairwoman; CSA mulls role in corporate diversity

Six per cent of firms have board chairwoman; CSA mulls role in corporate diversity

TORONTO — A report from the Canadian Securities Administrators says that women now sit in two out of 10 corporate board seats — but just six per cent are chairwomen of public Canadian companies surveyed.
Saskatchewan's Moe says revenue, length of pandemic behind doubt on 2024 deficit goal

Saskatchewan's Moe says revenue, length of pandemic behind doubt on 2024 deficit goal

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says revenue uncertainty is why his government doubts it will eliminate the province's $2-billion deficit by a campaign pledge of 2024.
Russia slows down Twitter, part of social media clampdown

Russia slows down Twitter, part of social media clampdown

MOSCOW — Russian authorities said Wednesday they are slowing down the speed of uploading photos and videos to Twitter over its failure to remove banned content — part of growing efforts to curb social media platforms that have played a major role in
Big music festival announces lineup for return to Las Vegas

Big music festival announces lineup for return to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Life is Beautiful arts and music festival announced its performer lineup on Wednesday, making a return of large annual events to Las Vegas after they were cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Just Energy granted court protection from creditors after Texas storm losses

Just Energy granted court protection from creditors after Texas storm losses

CALGARY — Canadian natural gas and electricity retailer Just Energy Group Inc. says it has received court protection from creditors in Canada and the United States after incurring losses during severe winter storms in Texas last month.
Newmont strikes $393-million deal to buy B.C. mining explorer GT Gold Corp.

Newmont strikes $393-million deal to buy B.C. mining explorer GT Gold Corp.

CALGARY — International gold producer Newmont Corp. says it has struck a deal to take over the junior Canadian miner developing the Tatogga gold-copper discoveries in the Golden Triangle region of northwest B.C.
GE, AerCap join air leasing businesses in $30 billion deal

GE, AerCap join air leasing businesses in $30 billion deal

General Electric is combining its aircraft leasing business with Ireland’s AerCap Holdings in a deal valued at more than $30 billion, a big step in what has become a six year odyssey to reshape the one-time sprawling, global conglomerate.
Consumer prices up 0.4% last month but core prices moderate

Consumer prices up 0.4% last month but core prices moderate

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices increased 0.4% in February, the biggest gain in six months, led by a sharp jump in gasoline prices. But core inflation, excluding food and energy, posted a much smaller 0.
Seniors, income support recipients to get low-cost Rogers service in 3 provinces

Seniors, income support recipients to get low-cost Rogers service in 3 provinces

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. says it is expanding eligibility for its low-cost internet service to include more seniors and those receiving income support or disability support in Ontario, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.