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US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession.
House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — A First Nations house post is being returned to its home in British Columbia after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. A statement from the Gitxaala Nation on B.
Wall Street rises to hit best level in nearly eight weeks

Wall Street rises to hit best level in nearly eight weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Thursday to send Wall Street to its highest level in nearly eight weeks following reports suggesting the economy and corporate profits may be doing better than feared. The S&P 500 rose 1.
Manitoba sending second round of cheques to help with inflation

Manitoba sending second round of cheques to help with inflation

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is issuing a second round of cheques to help people deal with inflation in a move that critics say has more to do with boosting the governing Progressive Conservatives' chances in the next election.
Home Depot gave personal data to Meta without valid customer consent: watchdog

Home Depot gave personal data to Meta without valid customer consent: watchdog

OTTAWA — Retailer Home Depot shared details from electronic receipts with Meta, which owns the social media platform Facebook, without the knowledge or consent of customers, the federal privacy watchdog has found.
Via Rail tells MPs passengers stuck on train for 18 hours were in 'unique' situation

Via Rail tells MPs passengers stuck on train for 18 hours were in 'unique' situation

OTTAWA — The CEO of Via Rail says that after a tree fell on a passenger train as it travelled on CN Rail tracks during the holidays, it took the freight company longer than hoped to clear it — and passengers on board were stuck for 18 hours.
Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

(RNS) — When actor Daniel Franzese visited Jerusalem in November, he looked for God in all the usual places.
HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November.
Shania Twain says she feels 'time crunch' to record more albums while she has a voice

Shania Twain says she feels 'time crunch' to record more albums while she has a voice

Shania Twain says she worries her singing voice is on borrowed time and so she plans to "hurry up and make more records.
Review: Cannes breakout ‘Close’ tells of innocence and grief

Review: Cannes breakout ‘Close’ tells of innocence and grief

“ Close ” is a crushing story of grief told with grace by Belgian director Lukas Dhont . At its heart is a friendship, loving and deep, between two 13-year-old boys, Leo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi (Gustav De Waele), in the countryside.
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