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Small business demand lifts UPS Q1 profit, revenue up 27%

Small business demand lifts UPS Q1 profit, revenue up 27%

NEW YORK — Small businesses in the U.S. fueled demand for delivery, helping UPS post better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the first quarter of the year. That sent the company's stock to an all-time high Tuesday.
US consumer confidence returns to pre-pandemic levels

US consumer confidence returns to pre-pandemic levels

WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence rose sharply for a second straight month, hitting the highest level since the pandemic began, as the rapid rollout of vaccines and another round of U.S. financial support for Americans boosts optimism.
Low student loan interest rates could be an opportunity for head start on investing

Low student loan interest rates could be an opportunity for head start on investing

When the federal government set the interest rate for federal student loans at zero and provincial interest rates were set at a low 3.
Travis Scott casts a philanthropic eye toward HBCU students

Travis Scott casts a philanthropic eye toward HBCU students

Travis Scott, the rapper famous for his string of stylish hip-hop hits, from “SICKO MODE” to “Highest in the Room," and for the wild mosh pits at his concerts, has been flexing his philanthropic arms.
US home prices rose 11.9% in February, fastest since 2014

US home prices rose 11.9% in February, fastest since 2014

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in February at the fastest pace in nearly seven years as strong demand for housing collided with a tight supply of homes on the market.

Tanker spills oil off Chinese port after collision

BEIJING — A tanker spilled oil into the sea off one of China’s busiest ports Tuesday after being struck by another vessel, the government and the ship's manager said. The A Symphony was hit at about 8:50 a.m.
U.S. regulator says merger waiver applies to CP but KCS board gives CN bid a boost

U.S. regulator says merger waiver applies to CP but KCS board gives CN bid a boost

The competing bids for U.S. railway Kansas City Southern each received a boost over the weekend, further complicating the rivalry between Canada's two largest railroads. The transport regulator in the U.S.
CN Rail upgrades 2021 earnings forecast despite slight drop in Q1 profits, revenues

CN Rail upgrades 2021 earnings forecast despite slight drop in Q1 profits, revenues

Canadian National Railway has boosted its earnings guidance for the year as it anticipates a recovery of the North American economy. "The economy ahead of us looks good. The operating metrics are solid.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,170.56, up 68.23 points.) Roxgold Inc. (TSX:ROXG). Materials. Up 29 cents, or 15.1 per cent, to $2.21 on 27.9 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite starts week on the upswing, loonie climbs higher

S&P/TSX composite starts week on the upswing, loonie climbs higher

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index started the trading week slightly higher as North American markets were stable ahead of a busy week for U.S. corporate earnings, while the loonie rose against the U.S. dollar.
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