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North American stock markets rally as strong U.S. retail sales offset inflation angst

North American stock markets rally as strong U.S. retail sales offset inflation angst

TORONTO — North American stock markets powered higher Tuesday as strong U.S. economic data including retail sales showed that high inflation isn't restricting spending. Consumer retail spending increased 0.
Powell: Fed to keep hiking rates until it controls inflation

Powell: Fed to keep hiking rates until it controls inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday underscored the Federal Reserve's determination to keep raising interest rates until there is clear evidence inflation is steadily falling — a high-stakes effort that carries the risk of causing an eve
N.S. failing to properly monitor people serving community sentences: auditor general

N.S. failing to properly monitor people serving community sentences: auditor general

HALIFAX — The company contracted by Nova Scotia to monitor convicts serving community sentences isn't fulfilling its responsibilities, and probation officers aren't fully complying with corrections policies, the province's auditor general said Tuesda
Trevali reports no survivors found in refuge chamber after Burkina Faso mine flood

Trevali reports no survivors found in refuge chamber after Burkina Faso mine flood

VANCOUVER — Trevali Mining Corp. says none of the eight workers missing since the Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso flooded a month ago were able to reach an underground refuge chamber.
Telus bulking up reach in Western Canada with $34.5B investments in B.C., Alberta

Telus bulking up reach in Western Canada with $34.5B investments in B.C., Alberta

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. says it will invest $17.5 billion in British Columbia and $17 billion in Alberta and create thousands of new jobs in these provinces over the next four years as it looks to expand its wireless networks.
Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home. The 10.
Think of emergency funds as pre-planned spending to better prepare: expert

Think of emergency funds as pre-planned spending to better prepare: expert

When Monica Booth was forced to flee the massive Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016, she realized how quickly a disaster can unfold.
Retail sales rise 0.9% in April as consumers show resilience

Retail sales rise 0.9% in April as consumers show resilience

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose 0.9% in April, a solid increase that underscores Americans' ability to keep ramping up spending even as inflation persists at nearly a 40-year high.
FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward.
Tim Hortons reprises marketing collaboration with Justin Bieber, launches Biebs Brew

Tim Hortons reprises marketing collaboration with Justin Bieber, launches Biebs Brew

A match made in marketing heaven between Tim Hortons and Justin Bieber is back with a new French vanilla-flavoured chilled coffee. Biebs Brew is the pop star's rendition of the coffee chain's cold brew coffee launched last year.