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Canada closes tax loophole to cool down overheated housing markets

Finance minister outlines measures to rein in foreign speculators after house prices in Vancouver and Toronto have doubled in last decade The Canadian government has announced a handful of measures aimed at dampening demand in its red-hot housing markets, including closing a tax loophole used by some foreign speculators. Canadian authorities are facing growing pressure

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US Zika funding shortfall will impede cancer research, health officials say

Congresss $800m-short Zika bill means health services will have to divert money originally intended for research on heart disease, cancer and diabetes Senior public health officials said Congresss months-late vaccines for Zika. There are currently at least nine vaccines the National Institutes of Health is hoping to shepherd through early clinical trials. Funds from, cancer,