Singapore factory output sees small 0.7 per cent rise in February; January's drop slashed

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s manufacturing output grew 0.7 per cent in February compared with last year, thanks to the boost from pharmaceuticals, according to figures from the Economic Development Board (EDB) on Tuesday (March 26). This slight growth exceeded the expectations of analysts polled by Bloomberg, who predicted a decline of 0.4 per cent year on year. Output fell 1.6 per […]

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Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

BOSTON (Reuters) – Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history. The 12 people appeared in federal court in Boston to face charges that they took part in a $25 […]

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Quebec finance minister confirms no personal income tax cuts before 2024

Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard is out selling his budget this week. At a Quebec City Chamber of Commerce lunch on Monday, Girard impressed the business crowd with the provincial government’s measures to address the labour shortage and invest in immigration. However, Girard also had to explain why, with spending way up, there isn’t something in the budget for everyone. […]

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Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admission scandal

BOSTON (Reuters) – Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history. The 12 people appeared in Boston federal court to face charges that they took part in a $25 million […]

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New generation of startups threaten blue-chips like CVS and UnitedHealth

If you want to understand business innovation’s cutting-edge approach, the online watch retailer Watch Outfitters, founded by 17-year-old Jonah Saya, is a good place to start. On the surface, it seems like just another online retailer. Probe deeper, though, and you notice an interesting distinction. Saya doesn’t make or sell the watches—a Chinese manufacturer does. He doesn’t ship any orders—a […]

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Trump Today: Trump signs proclamation recognizing Golan Heights, praises Mueller after being cleared of collusion

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s hold over the disputed Golan Heights as he praised the special counsel investigating him for the first time. ISRAEL HAS ‘ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’ The Golan Heights is an area previously held by Syria, captured in the 1967 war, that Israel annexed in 1981. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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