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Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

BOSTON — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse.
2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan

2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan

TOKYO — Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, becoming the first fatalities from the virus-stricken vessel.

Starlight and Kingsett to buy Northview Apartment REIT in $4.8B deal

TORONTO — Starlight Investments and KingSett Capital have signed a deal to buy Northview Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in a transaction valued at about $4.8 billion, including debt.
Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends

Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan — About 500 passengers left the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew.
Fed seems inclined to keep rates low as virus poses risks

Fed seems inclined to keep rates low as virus poses risks

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials were mostly optimistic about the U.S.
Gucci bares backstage, No. 21 celebrates a decade

Gucci bares backstage, No. 21 celebrates a decade

Milan Fashion Week opened Wednesday with outreach to China, largely cut off from the rest of the world by a new virus, and to Africa, often overlooked by luxury except as references.
Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics.
Bell Mobility: CRTC's MVNO proposal is 'highly aggressive,' puts spending at risk

Bell Mobility: CRTC's MVNO proposal is 'highly aggressive,' puts spending at risk

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Shelved Suncor thermal oilsands project wins Alberta government approval

Shelved Suncor thermal oilsands project wins Alberta government approval

CALGARY — The Alberta government has approved an application by Suncor Energy Inc. to build a 40,000-barrel-per-day thermal oilsands project but construction is unlikely to start any time soon.
TSX sets new record high on rally led by energy and materials; U.S. markets up

TSX sets new record high on rally led by energy and materials; U.S. markets up

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index set a new record high Wednesday as a deceleration in reported cases of the COVID-19 virus set off a rally led by the key energy and materials sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 67.