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Rent banks a 'lifesaver' for Canadians earning low, moderate incomes

Rent banks a 'lifesaver' for Canadians earning low, moderate incomes

TORONTO — Luz Lopez-Dee was on the brink of eviction years ago, when she missed a government letter that was crucial for her to receive pension payments.

US jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest since October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant continued to disrupt the job market.
American Airlines reports $931 million fourth-quarter loss

American Airlines reports $931 million fourth-quarter loss

DALLAS — American Airlines lost $931 million in the fourth quarter and the omicron variant of COVID-19 is delaying its recovery from nearly two years of pandemic.
Long-haul carrier Emirates resumes Boeing 777 flights to US

Long-haul carrier Emirates resumes Boeing 777 flights to US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates said Thursday it would resume its Boeing 777 flights to the U.S. after halting its use of the aircraft there over an ongoing dispute over the rollout of new 5G services in America.
Spears case drives California bid to limit conservatorships

Spears case drives California bid to limit conservatorships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.
St. John's airport skirts 'forced closure' for another 24 hours, says labour minister

St. John's airport skirts 'forced closure' for another 24 hours, says labour minister

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Federal Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says the parties involved in a labour dispute at the St John's International Airport have agreed to keep the facility running for another 24 hours.
Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flows slowed to a trickle if they repeatedly fl
Biden says Putin will pay 'dear price' if he invades Ukraine

Biden says Putin will pay 'dear price' if he invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he believes Vladimir Putin doesn’t want full blown war in Ukraine and would pay a “dear price” if he moves forward with a military incursion.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,205.16, down 69.41 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX.BBD.B). Industrials. Down 12 cents, or 6.67 per cent, to $1.