Iran’s economy bustling, IMF says

Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) — The Iranian economy is outperforming the region as a whole mainly because of higher oil production and the lifting of sanctions, the IMF said.

Alberta tightens purse strings

Daniel J. GraeberEDMONTON, Alberta, April 15 (UPI) — The provincial government of Alberta said it was freezing salaries and dissolving commissions in an effort to address a budget crises sparked by low oil prices.