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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Ulta, Poshmark, Novavax and others

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Ulta, Poshmark, Novavax and others

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) – Ulta Beauty announced that CEO Mary Dillon will step down in June to be replaced by company President David Kimbell. Dillon will move to the role of executive chairman. Separately, the cosmetics retailer beat estimates on the top and bottom lines for its latest quarter

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100 million Americans will be vaccinated by early April

100 million Americans will be vaccinated by early April

President Joe Biden will meet his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office early, according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb. “We’ll get 100 million Americans vaccinated probably by early April,” Gottlieb, who was FDA chief during the Trump administration.

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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY London’s River Thames set to trial new tidal energy technologies

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY London’s River Thames set to trial new tidal energy technologies

The Port of London Authority has given the go ahead for trials of tidal energy technology on a section of the Thames, in a move which could eventually help to decarbonize operations connected to the river.

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SpaceX prepares for Air Force test connecting an aircraft to its Starlink satellite internet

SpaceX prepares for Air Force test connecting an aircraft to its Starlink satellite internet

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing to further test its Starlink satellite internet in a demonstration for the U.S. Air Force, the company revealed in a recent request to the Federal Communications Commission.

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INVESTING Cathie Wood called this one of her most underappreciated stocks

INVESTING Cathie Wood called this one of her most underappreciated stocks

Shares of Invitae rose over 25% this week, a sharp move higher that came after Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood called the company one of her most underappreciated stocks in a CNBC interview on Monday. Invitae was the 11th-largest holding in Wood’s flagship fund.

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First Bitcoin ETF in North America launches on TSX amid crypto price boom

First Bitcoin ETF in North America launches on TSX amid crypto price boom

North America’s first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange Thursday. The ETF, developed by Toronto-based Purpose Investments, was approved for trading last week by the Ontario Securities Commission.

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Pain at the pumps: How gas in the Maritimes has jumped by as much 37% since November

Pain at the pumps: How gas in the Maritimes has jumped by as much 37% since November

It may not have gained much notice but the price of gas has slowly and steadily been climbing in the Maritimes and hitting the wallets of residents. An analysis by Global News shows that gas prices in the region have steadily increased since the beginning of November.

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Canada posts first trade surplus since May 2019 as exports surge

Canada posts first trade surplus since May 2019 as exports surge

January saw Canada post its first trade surplus since May 2019 as exports surged higher to start the year. Statistics Canada said Friday that the surplus of $1.4 billion was the largest since July 2014 and compared with a revised deficit of nearly $2 billion in December.

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Federal government rules out March budget as it evaluates lockdowns, new variants

Federal government rules out March budget as it evaluates lockdowns, new variants

The federal Liberals are ruling out a budget this month, but plan to table one at some point this spring, a spokesperson for Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed Monday.

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Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate steady at 0.25%

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate steady at 0.25%

The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday even as it said it now expects the economy will grow over the first three months of this year, an about-face from its previous forecast just weeks ago that 2021 would begin with an economic slump.

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UK Trade With EU Plunges After Brexit, Hurting Economy

UK Trade With EU Plunges After Brexit, Hurting Economy

Goods exports to the EU fell 40.7% from a month earlier and imports dropped 28.8%, the Office for National Statistics said Friday. The figures contributed to a 2.9% month-on-month decline in overall economic output.

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Newspaper: China to Soon Try 2 Canadians on Spying Charges

Newspaper: China to Soon Try 2 Canadians on Spying Charges

The Global Times said Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor “will soon be tried" after they were charged with “crimes undermining China’s national security” in June 2020. Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Spavor, an entrepreneur, were arrested in December 2018

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Nonprofits Hail Anti-Poverty Aspects of COVID Relief Measure

Nonprofits Hail Anti-Poverty Aspects of COVID Relief Measure

The legislation, signed by President Joe Biden on Thursday, expands a key loan program for nonprofits, boosts AmeriCorps funding and enacts or expands several programs aimed at providing direct relief to individuals.

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Conflict Grows Between US and Allies Over Vaccine Supply

Conflict Grows Between US and Allies Over Vaccine Supply

The standoff is part of a growing global debate over who should have access to hundreds of millions of doses of vaccine that pharmaceutical companies are churning out in the U.S. Besides generating ill will, Biden's insistence on an excess supply for America is potentially creating new openings for geopolitical rivals Russia and China.

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EXPLAINER: What's This Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

EXPLAINER: What's This Craze for 'NFTs' All About, Anyway?

LONDON (AP) — A digital art piece, tweaked using cryptocurrency technology to make it one-of-a-kind, sold at auction this week for nearly $70 million. That transaction made global headlines and buoyed already-mushrooming interest in these kinds of digital objects .

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Black Lives Matter Backs Amazon Union Push in Alabama

Black Lives Matter Backs Amazon Union Push in Alabama

If agreed to, the proposal could give President Joe Biden a quick win by securing cuts in greenhouse gas emissions rather than waiting months, if not years, to legally undo a giant rollback approved when Donald Trump was president.

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Black Lives Matter Backs Amazon Union

Black Lives Matter Backs Amazon Union

The group plans to hold an event Saturday near the warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, making it the latest high-profile supporter of the union push, which is the biggest in Amazon's nearly 30-year history.

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IRS Says New Round of COVID Relief Payments on the Way

IRS Says New Round of COVID Relief Payments on the Way

Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday that processing of the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend.

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Japan Post, Rakuten Tie-Up in Digital Delivery, Cashless Pay

Japan Post, Rakuten Tie-Up in Digital Delivery, Cashless Pay

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s postal system is investing 150 billion yen ($1.4 billion) in an 8% stake in the e-commerce venture Rakuten to strengthen a partnership in deliveries, fintech and other areas.

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The nation's universities are fortunate

The nation's universities are fortunate

As with all services and opportunities that universities provide, the months of lockdown have resulted in many of these resources being made available online, and in some instances.

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As the UK government embarks

As the UK government embarks

The reforming of qualifications is no easy business. The government has committed, in its lifelong learning agenda, to progressing higher level skills and improving future learning

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Following the publication

Following the publication

In among last week’s flurry of policy announcements from the Department for Education there was the very important – and welcome – Skills for jobs white paper. These announcements form part of a major skills reform programme,

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