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Alarmed by embryo destruction, Southern Baptists urge caution on IVF by couples and government

Alarmed by embryo destruction, Southern Baptists urge caution on IVF by couples and government

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern Baptist delegates expressed alarm Wednesday over the way in vitro fertilization is routinely being practiced, approving a resolution lamenting that the creation of surplus frozen embryos often results in “destruction of e
Book Review: 'Swole' explores what masculinity could be in a hyperconnected, TikTok-imaged world

Book Review: 'Swole' explores what masculinity could be in a hyperconnected, TikTok-imaged world

Author Michael Brodeur takes the gym too seriously, and not seriously at all at the same time, in his book “Swole: The Making of Men and the Meaning of Muscles” in an effort to show the readers that the overly online world of hypermasculinity is an i
Nutrien no longer pursuing Geismar clean ammonia project

Nutrien no longer pursuing Geismar clean ammonia project

SASKATOON, Sask. — Nutrien says it's no longer pursuing its Geismar clean ammonia project as part of a move to simplify its portfolio and focus on its core assets. The company made the announcement in a press release ahead of its annual investor day.
Federal Reserve sees some progress on inflation but envisions just one rate cut this year

Federal Reserve sees some progress on inflation but envisions just one rate cut this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials said Wednesday that inflation has fallen further toward their target level in recent months but signaled that they expect to cut their benchmark interest rate just once this year.
Canadian Western Bank shares soar after National Bank tie-up announced

Canadian Western Bank shares soar after National Bank tie-up announced

Shares of Canadian Western Bank surged Wednesday on the news National Bank was buying it at a $5-billion valuation, while shares of other mid-sized banks also saw some gains as the acquisition trend continued. CWB shares closed up 68.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

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 (21,961.55, up 74.21 points): Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 38 cents, or 0.78 per cent, to $48.54 on 20.
Bank of Canada needs to rebuild public trust after inflation: governor Tiff Macklem

Bank of Canada needs to rebuild public trust after inflation: governor Tiff Macklem

MONTREAL — Public trust in the Bank of Canada has been dented by post-pandemic inflation and it needs to be rebuilt, governor Tiff Macklem said on Wednesday.
S&P/TSX composite up, U.S. stock markets mixed after Fed holds rates

S&P/TSX composite up, U.S. stock markets mixed after Fed holds rates

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index pared some of its earlier gains at the close of the trading day, while U.S. stock markets were mixed after the Federal Reserve decided to hold steady on rates. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 74.
Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton and 'Bridgerton' cast offer real-life dating advice

Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton and 'Bridgerton' cast offer real-life dating advice

LONDON (AP) — The stars of “Bridgerton,” Netflix’s Regency-era drama rife with romance and heartbreak, offered some dating and relationship advice for fans looking for love.
Collision organizers to bring North American version of Web Summit conference to B.C.

Collision organizers to bring North American version of Web Summit conference to B.C.

VANCOUVER — Global technology conference Web Summit is headed to Vancouver next May with a new North American iteration of the event.