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Microsoft probed relationship between Bill Gates and female employee
News/Business: Microsoft conducted a probe into co-founder Bill Gates's involvement with an employee almost 20 years ago after it was told in 2019 that he had tried to start a romantic relationship with the person, the company said on Monday.
Canadian farmers have spring in their step from strongest commodity prices in years
News/Canada/Edmonton: Farmers like Andre Harpe have a little extra spring in their steps these days as agriculture crops fetch their highest prices in years, joining a boom in commodities such as lumber and base metals that is good news for the Canadian economy.
Home sales fall from March's record level, but prices still rocket higher in April
News/Business: Canada's red-hot housing market showed small signs of cooling down in April, even as the average selling price is up by nearly half from the lows it hit in the early days of the pandemic.
Canadian bus companies have plans to fill the gap left by Greyhound
News/Business: Nature and capitalism both abhor a vacuum. There's a coalition of companies ready to fill Central Canada's Greyhound-shaped hole — and talk of a new coast-to-coast bus network. But some of that transformation might need government help.
Dogecoin rallies, bitcoin sags as cryptos go up and down on Mr. Musk's wild ride
News/Business: Bitcoin was heading on Friday for its worst week since February, while dogecoin leapt by a quarter, as the latest tweets on cryptocurrencies from Tesla boss Elon Musk sent the digital coins on a wild ride.
Frustration grows as Sunwing doesn't give refunds for cancelled flights despite taking taxpayer aid
News/Business: Passengers who had their flights cancelled by Sunwing Airlines due to the pandemic are expressing anger and frustration. The airline is still only offering travel credit vouchers instead of refunds. Many customers say they just want their money back — immediately.
Why a Canadian actor is suing social media giant TikTok's parent company
News/Business: A Canadian actor is suing the parent company of social media company TikTok, claiming that the video-sharing app is using her voice to narrate videos without her permission. Legal experts say the outcome of the copyright case could be crucial for protecting the work of voice actors.
Some gas stations out of fuel in southeastern U.S. after pipeline cyberattack
News/Business: Fuel shortages worsened in the southeastern United States on Wednesday, as the shutdown of the largest U.S. fuel pipeline network entered its sixth day and gasoline stations ran out of supply in some cities.
You may actually be able to travel for summer vacation in Canada this year
News/Canada: Significant travel restrictions remain in place in jurisdictions across the country, but the steady increase in vaccinations may mean Canadians could be able to carry out their domestic vacation plans for at least part of the summer.
Oilpatch heavyweights put Canada's hydrogen ambitions to the test
News/Business: The federal government has made no secret about its lofty goal of becoming a global leader in hydrogen as part of its stated effort to reduce harmful carbon emissions from coast-to-coast. A pair of oilpatch heavyweights are now proposing a project that will test Ottawa's appetite for it.
U.S. pipeline problems expose Canada's vulnerability to having the taps turned off
News/Business: Problems with two major oil and gasoline pipelines in the U.S. underscore how fragile the North American energy infrastructure grid is and how vulnerable Canadians are to supply disruption.
Biden is unlikely to come to Canada's rescue in Line 5 dispute with Michigan
News/Politics: The Michigan state government and Enbridge remain in a court-ordered mediation process to resolve a pipeline dispute that — judged by the heated political rhetoric being employed on both sides of the border — defies compromise.