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UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

LONDON — The U.K. economy grew 0.4% in February, rebounding from a sharp drop the previous month, as the rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines boosted confidence in a recovery from the pandemic.
Scotiabank CEO wants top up for child tax credit, grants for businesses

Scotiabank CEO wants top up for child tax credit, grants for businesses

TORONTO — The head of the Bank of Nova Scotia is urging Ottawa to adopt a series of policy changes to help parents, businesses of all sizes and companies trade between provinces.
Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO — Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years.
Artist gives nature a `cosmic' twist in big NY garden show

Artist gives nature a `cosmic' twist in big NY garden show

An expansive new show featuring works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for mesmerizing polka dots, speckled pumpkins and fascination with the natural world, has opened at The New York Botanical Garden.
Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices increased a sharp 0.6% in March, the biggest uptick since 2012, while inflation over the past year jumped 2.6%.
Ontario regulator to provide $500M credit facility to PACE Credit Union

Ontario regulator to provide $500M credit facility to PACE Credit Union

TORONTO — Ontario's financial regulator will provide a $500-million credit facility to help PACE Credit Union continue operations.
Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

NEW YORK — Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Rowling children's story 'The Christmas Pig' out in October

Rowling children's story 'The Christmas Pig' out in October

NEW YORK — J.K. Rowling has a new book coming this fall, a holiday children's story with all new characters.

Two books based on '1619 Project' coming out in November

NEW YORK — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists.
Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

LONDON — Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times.