WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, March 12

Health officials are providing daily updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will hold a press conference each day at 3:30 p.m. as part of efforts to establish “a routine for providing the information that people need.” Full coverage of coronavirus in B.C. The daily updates will be streamed live at globalnews.ca and broadcast […]

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China preps another stimulus volley but holding back the big guns

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – China is preparing to inject more cash into the financial system, as the slowing economy faces further pressure in the form of slumping global demand from the coronavirus pandemic. While the central bank is expected to encourage bank lending by lowering the reserve requirements in the coming days, a blitz of data on Monday (March 16) […]

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No more nut rage: activist fund takes on family-controlled Korean Air

SEOUL (Reuters) – Days after photos of broken windows and smashed china hit the newsstands revealing a Christmas Day family squabble in the home of Korean Air’s late patriarch, an activist fund received an unsolicited offer to help unseat the current chairman. Heather Cho, eldest daughter of the founding family’s late patriarch, made the proposal to Korea Corporate Governance Improvement […]

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Frontenac Falcons win another OFSAA basketball title

Last November, the Frontenac Falcons from Kingston won the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations senior girls double-A basketball championship. On Wednesday, in Windsor, the senior boys’ team from Frontenac duplicated the feat. The Falcons won five straight games, including the gold medal final over the Crescent Coyotes from Toronto, 47-41. The Falcons made their way to the final by […]

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Bulgaria to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria plans to declare a state of emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday as the country’s confirmed cases rose sharply to 23. The Balkan country confirmed its first death of a patient due to the virus on Wednesday, and on Thursday the number of confirmed cases jumped to […]

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U.S. surveillance program to expire after renewal stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government surveillance tools fiercely opposed by privacy advocates and defended by intelligence agencies will expire after legislation renewing them stalled in the Senate on Thursday, although passage is expected next week. In a rare bipartisan vote, the Democratic-led House of Representatives backed the “USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020” on Wednesday. But the measure, which renews […]

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Wall Street sell-off batters bitcoin, pounds palladium as investors go to cash

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Crushing asset sell-offs ranging from bitcoin to precious metals and European stocks accompanied Wall Street’s slide into bear market territory on Thursday, as investors liquidated positions across their portfolios to raise cash. Bitcoin BTC=BTSP dropped 26%, marking its largest fall in seven years, as fears of the coronavirus’ economic impact unnerved investors. Palladium and platinum – […]

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