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Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in his pants pocket.

He wears a tie; Maurina insists upon professionalism.

He is the press in its entirety.

Canada sees second straight monthly employment surge with 55,900 net new jobs

OTTAWA — The labour market generated a second straight month of strong job gains in February with the creation of 55,900 net new positions, all of which were full time, Statistics Canada said Friday.

The Canadian increase even outpaced job creation in the United States, where figures showed an increase of just 20,000 new positions last month.

China revokes Richardson Int. canola shipping permit as Huawei dispute escalates

WINNIPEG — One of Canada’s largest canola exporters has confirmed that China has revoked the company’s permit to export product to the country as a diplomatic feud between Canada and China escalates.

The loss of the export permit for Richardson International Ltd. comes as Ottawa moves to proceed with the extradition hearing of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. executive Meng Wanzhou.