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Red Nose Day shifts to year-round fundraising amid pandemic

Red Nose Day shifts to year-round fundraising amid pandemic

NEW YORK — What happened to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day 2020, like so many philanthropic campaigns during the pandemic, was no laughing matter. Back in February of last year, Alison Moore, the CEO of Comic Relief U.S.
Enbridge and TC Energy CEOs focus on cutting operating emissions from pipelines

Enbridge and TC Energy CEOs focus on cutting operating emissions from pipelines

CALGARY — The CEOs of Canada's two biggest pipeline companies say they are focused on lowering their operating greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding big oil pipeline projects in the wake of ongoing opposition throughout North America.
China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics

China warns Washington not to boycott Winter Olympics

BEIJING — China's government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach to complaints of human rights abuses.
Target to spend more than $2B at Black-owned businesses

Target to spend more than $2B at Black-owned businesses

NEW YORK — Target will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity.
BMO found AI, climate change and diversity opportunities in pandemic: CEO

BMO found AI, climate change and diversity opportunities in pandemic: CEO

TORONTO — BMO Financial Group's chief executive says the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed his bank to get more serious about artificial intelligence, diversity and climate change.
Former federal minister Scott Brison to head new Nova Scotia Economic Growth Council

Former federal minister Scott Brison to head new Nova Scotia Economic Growth Council

HALIFAX — Former federal cabinet minister Scott Brison has been tapped to head a new body that will advise Nova Scotia's Liberal government on the economy.
Ryanair sees break-even earnings amid slow COVID-19 recovery

Ryanair sees break-even earnings amid slow COVID-19 recovery

LONDON — Ryanair, Europe’s biggest discount airline, says earnings for the current fiscal year are likely to be “close to breakeven” as continued travel restrictions delay its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saks joins a growing list of retailers to go fur-free

Saks joins a growing list of retailers to go fur-free

NEW YORK — Saks Fifth Avenue is joining a growing list of retailers and brands including Macy's, Versace and Prada that will stop using animal fur as it reacts to a backlash from consumers.
Canada posts trade surplus for second consecutive month in February

Canada posts trade surplus for second consecutive month in February

OTTAWA — Canada posted a merchandise trade surplus for a second consecutive month in February, the first time that's happened since late 2016.
US trade deficit jumps 4.8% to $71.1 billion in February

US trade deficit jumps 4.8% to $71.1 billion in February

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. trade deficit grew to a record $71.