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US stocks slip, on track for 4th monthly loss this year

US stocks slip, on track for 4th monthly loss this year

NEW YORK — Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street Wednesday, keeping the market on track for its fourth monthly loss this year. The S&P 500 fell 0.1%.
Ratings show Fox News viewers tuning out Jan. 6 hearings

Ratings show Fox News viewers tuning out Jan. 6 hearings

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is airing the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they occur in daytime hours and a striking number of the network's viewers have made clear they'd rather be doing something else.
Higgs says New Brunswick LNG facility could help Europe cut energy ties with Russia

Higgs says New Brunswick LNG facility could help Europe cut energy ties with Russia

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's premier says a liquefied natural gas facility in Saint John could be modified to reverse the flow and help reduce Europe's reliance on fossil fuels from Russia.
Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a jud
Couche-Tard says inflation may be contributing to rise in black market smokes

Couche-Tard says inflation may be contributing to rise in black market smokes

The rising cost of living may have contributed to a surge in cigarette smuggling in Canada, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said Wednesday. “In Canada, we felt pressure on our cigarette sales.
Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden.
IBM Canada promises 250 tech jobs for Calgary with creation of innovation centre

IBM Canada promises 250 tech jobs for Calgary with creation of innovation centre

CALGARY — IBM Canada says it will establish a new Client Innovation Centre for Western Canada in downtown Calgary. The company says its announcement will create 250 new tech sector jobs in the city.
Corporate diversity roles fraught with retention issues, emotional toll

Corporate diversity roles fraught with retention issues, emotional toll

TORONTO — When Steph Rebello took her first job spearheading equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) efforts, she was excited to make change in the corporate world — but less than two years later, she was burned out.
US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed

US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace in the first three months of the year, the government reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate for January-March quarter.

EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch proposed Wednesday a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, including some vaping items, as part of its plan to fight cancer.