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Halal investing gives Muslims opportunity to make money in line with religious values

Halal investing gives Muslims opportunity to make money in line with religious values

TORONTO — Ahmed Najar only started investing two years ago after discovering a way to do so that aligns with his Muslim values.
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.
University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

University president in Maryland offers inaugural poet a job

BALTIMORE — The president of a historically Black university in Maryland was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration that he offered her a job -- on Twitter.
Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

Organists offer soundtrack to jabs at medieval UK cathedral

SALISBURY, England — David Halls isn’t a doctor, nurse or ambulance driver, but he wanted to contribute in the fight against COVID-19.
TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as work halted

TC Energy cutting more than 1,000 Keystone XL construction jobs as work halted

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. is planning to eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs related to its decision to halt work on its Keystone XL pipeline expansion project. The company suspended work on the project Wednesday as U.S.
US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

US home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country's builders in 15 years. The better-than-expected December gain followed an increase of 9.
For your plants' sake, go easy on the salt

For your plants' sake, go easy on the salt

Removing ice from roads and walkways in winter might be essential for safety, but salt can be damaging to plants and soil. Salt has the same effect on plant roots as salty potato chips do on your lips: It draws water from living cells.
US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic.
Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

Virus scuttles Glastonbury Festival for second straight year

LONDON — Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row.
Virus pushes storied Paris fan museum to brink of folding

Virus pushes storied Paris fan museum to brink of folding

PARIS — Just like the leaves of its gilded fans, France’s storied fan-making museum could fold and vanish. The splendid Musee de l’Eventail in Paris, classed as a historical monument, is the cultural world’s latest coronavirus victim.