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Prices, sales up in B.C. real estate, while inventory down: real estate association

Prices, sales up in B.C. real estate, while inventory down: real estate association

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Real Estate Association says homes sales in the province moved at a "blistering pace" in February, up just over 89 per cent compared with the same period last year.
Digital art by Beeple sells for $69.4 million amid NFT boom

Digital art by Beeple sells for $69.4 million amid NFT boom

LONDON — Christie's says it has auctioned off a digital collage by an artist named Beeple for nearly $70 million, in an unprecedented sale of a digital artwork that fetched more money than physical works by many better known artists.
An 'optimistic' Verona Arena announces summer opera lineup

An 'optimistic' Verona Arena announces summer opera lineup

MILAN — Riccardo Muti and Plácido Domingo will headline the 2021 Verona Arena Opera Festival, essentially last year's season revived as a sign of “great optimism and utmost seriousness," the festival's general director said Thursday.
Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B

Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B

NEW YORK — For years, researchers have said a lack of diversity in Hollywood films doesn’t just poorly reflect demographics, it’s bad business.
Fast rise in consumer spending could speed up job market recovery, BoC deputy says

Fast rise in consumer spending could speed up job market recovery, BoC deputy says

OTTAWA — A deputy governor at the Bank of Canada says higher-than-expected spending by households could help the country recover tens of thousands of lost jobs over the next two years.
Meghan and Harry spark anger, soul-searching in UK media

Meghan and Harry spark anger, soul-searching in UK media

LONDON — Britain’s royal family is smarting from its depiction in Meghan and Harry’s explosive TV interview as aloof, uncaring and tinged with racism.

Renewable diesel/hydrogen project in line for $100M in carbon credits, Tidewater says

CALGARY — Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd.
Uber, Lyft team up on database to expose abusive drivers

Uber, Lyft team up on database to expose abusive drivers

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers ousted from their ride-hailing services for complaints about sexual assault and other crimes that have raised passenger-safety concerns for years.
Tourmaline Oil CEO says oilpatch acquisition environment still 'positive'

Tourmaline Oil CEO says oilpatch acquisition environment still 'positive'

CALGARY — There are still plenty of potential oilpatch acquisition targets in Western Canada, but that may change if recently higher global oil prices continue to strengthen, the CEO of Tourmaline Oil Corp. said Thursday.
More than three-quarters of CEOs confident about global economy in 2021: PwC survey

More than three-quarters of CEOs confident about global economy in 2021: PwC survey

NEW YORK — More than 5,000 chief executives globally expressed record optimism about economic growth a year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, suggests a PwC survey.