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Data Dive

In the 21St Century, the world runs on data. CEOs, governments and even NBA coaches make decisions based on statistics, polling and algorithms. Data Dive provides a daily look into the key numbers that drive trends across businesses and the world.
Canada

Data Dive: Where Canada stands on immigration

Some 48 percent of Canadians polled by Reuters/Ipsos want immigrants from Africa and the Middle East who cross the border to Canada to be shipped back to the United States. On the other hand, 36 percent of those polled want the Canadian government to allow these immigrants to remain in the country and seek refugee status. You can dig a little deeper in the poll below. And make sure you read the story here.

immigration

Data Dive: Hard to enter, harder to stay

As Trump seeks to crack down on undocumented immigrants in the United States, about half of whom are Mexican, there are some nascent signs that more Mexican migrants see a future in Canada, which in December eased travel for visitors from Mexico.

marriage

Data Dive: Who says romance is dead?

As you stop off on your way home tonight for your dozen doghouse roses or your cheap box of chocolates, bear this in mind: 88 percent of Americans believe that love is an important reason to get married, according to the Pew Research Center. That's ahead of "making a lifelong commitment" (81 percent) and "financial stability" (28 percent).

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Data Dive: Super Bowl LI by the numbers

You know the headline numbers already. The New England Patriots overcame the biggest deficit in Super Bowl history – 25 points – to win 34-28 against the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. They scored 31 unanswered points. And their quarterback Tom Brady became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl rings. Here are five numbers behind their victory.

Mining operations during a tour of Peabody Energy's North Antelope Rochelle...

Trump offers federal coal to industry awash in reserves

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has billed his move to reopen federal lands to new coal leases as a win for miners seeking to expand production. But a review of company filings shows that coal miners with the most to gain already have enough leases in hand to last well over a decade.

Saltire flags fly at the border between England and Scotland near Berwick...

Not oil but trade: the economic case for Scottish independence

While the economic case for Scottish independence once centered on oil, people like company director Niall McLean now argue that trade is the way to ensure their country's future prosperity - and avoid the damage of the United Kingdom leaving the EU.

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In Trump era, some Mexican migrants head north - to Canada

Shortly after crossing the Rio Grande into the gang-infested border city of Reynosa, dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump's first days in office said they would soon try to head north again - but this time to Canada.

jobs

Data Dive: Portrait of the U.S. labor market

Nonfarm payrolls beat Wall Street expectations, increasing by 235,000 jobs in February, compared to the consensus estimate of 190,000. The construction sector recorded its largest gain in nearly 10 years due to unseasonably warm weather.

A trader works on the floor of the NYSE

No matador in sight as bull market in U.S. stocks turns eight

The run of gains on Wall Street turns 8 years old on Thursday and, despite its advanced age, is expected to rage on, with perhaps a few hiccups, based on a combination of stronger company earnings, lower taxes and a corporate-friendly administration in Washington.

Snap cofounders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy wait to ring the opening bell...

Data Dive: A snappy windfall

Snap Inc's founders pocketed a cool $272 million each from the shares they sold in the company's initial public offering. But that's just a fraction of the their stakes in the company.