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'Kind of like carnies': International balloon festival returns to High River, Alta.

'Kind of like carnies': International balloon festival returns to High River, Alta.

HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA — The windswept prairie east of the Rocky Mountains seems an unlikely spot for a hot-air balloon festival, but the town of High River, Alta., is celebrating the event's 10th year.
Millennials, assembled: At UN, younger leaders rise

Millennials, assembled: At UN, younger leaders rise

A young president at the U.N. General Assembly touted millennial status symbols like coffee, outdoor adventure and Bitcoin. Another admitted in front of the famous green marble that it was harder to govern a country than to protest in its streets.
4.4M Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters

4.4M Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters

U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the updated COVID-19 booster shot.
Bank directors urge firing of Trump official in ethics probe

Bank directors urge firing of Trump official in ethics probe

MIAMI (AP) — Executive directors of the Inter-American Development Bank voted unanimously Thursday to recommend firing a former Trump official as president of the Washington-based institution, a person familiar with the vote said.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,002.68, down 181.86 points) TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Energy. Down 15 cents, or 0.24 per cent, to $62.51 on 8.8 million shares.
Former BoC governor Stephen Poloz warns against entrenching inflation in expectations

Former BoC governor Stephen Poloz warns against entrenching inflation in expectations

BANFF, Alta. — Preventing current high inflation levels from becoming embedded into the public's expectations is key if the country is to avoid falling into recession, former Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday.
Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that.
Execs: US casinos learned some useful lessons from pandemic

Execs: US casinos learned some useful lessons from pandemic

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The COVID pandemic forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, causing payrolls, revenue and earnings to tumble.
S&P/TSX composite down, U.S. stock markets also lower in volatile trading

S&P/TSX composite down, U.S. stock markets also lower in volatile trading

TORONTO — Canadian and U.S. markets were again under pressure Thursday after the Federal Reserve rate decision a day earlier indicated more rate hikes, and economic pain, to come.
Wall Street ends lower as global central banks raise rates

Wall Street ends lower as global central banks raise rates

BEIJING — Stocks closed lower on Wall Street, deepening their losses for the week, as central banks around the world raised interest rates to fight inflation. The S&P 500 fell 0.8% Thursday.