September 26th, 2021

Business

German election tight; Merkel’s bloc eyes worst result yet

By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s center-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc, which is heading toward its worst-ever result in the country’s parliamentary election, projections showed. Top officials from both parties said they hope to lead Germany’s next government and have their candidates succeed ... Read More »

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Merkel’s bloc eyes worst result since 1949 but hopes to lead

By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – Armin Laschet, the candidate of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc, says his party will do “everything we can” to form a new government, despite facing what is expected to be its worst result in post-World War II Germany. Germany’s center-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race ... Read More »

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Merkel’s bloc sees worst result since 1949; Social Dems rise

By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s center-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc, which is heading toward its worst result since 1949 in the country’s parliamentary election, exit polls showed. Officials from both parties said they hope to lead Germany’s next government and have their ... Read More »

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German vote nearly even for Merkel’s bloc, Social Democrats

By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

BERLIN (AP) – Exit polls show the center-left Social Democrats in a very close race with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc in Germany’s parliamentary election, which will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power. An exit poll for ARD public television put voters’ support at 25% each for the Social Democrats ... Read More »

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ opens 2nd to ‘Shang-Chi’ at box office

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

“Dear Evan Hansen” may have been a hit on Broadway, but the filmed adaptation of the Tony-winning show is off to a slow start at the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Universal musical that’s playing exclusively in theaters grossed an estimated $7.5 million from 3,364 locations, according to studio estimates on ... Read More »

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Indigenous Tim Hortons owners drive campaign for residential school survivors

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

When the remains of 215 missing children were found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, the local Tim Hortons became more than a pit stop for coffee and doughnuts. It turned into an unofficial community gathering place for mourning, reflection and support. “Where our restaurant is located, it’s pretty much Ground ... Read More »

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Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

Plastic resins – tiny plastic pellets used to make everything from bread bags to milk containers – are undergoing a triple whammy of high demand, tight supply and soaring prices. The raw ingredient that forms the base of all things plastic is emerging as the tiniest example of how COVID-19 is causing enduring supply chain ... Read More »

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Denied cross-border shoppers, some U.S. companies opt to export to Canada instead

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press on September 26th, 2021

WASHINGTON – In the before times, Katie McCarron could count on her best Canadian customers to make the trip to her store in Portland, Oregon, to stock up on their favourite high-quality, human-grade pet food. COVID-19 had other plans. Soon enough, though, so did Portland Pet Food Co. “Some of them would just be shopping ... Read More »

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Gucci launches Vault vintage site during Milan Fashion Week

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

MILAN (AP) – Fashion houses trying to figure out how to reach new eyeballs after the long ordeal of the pandemic have centered around a singular idea: collaborations. Many are doing it, in big ways and small. Gucci, which famously “hacked” Balenciaga last season, is now launching an e-commerce site showcasing refurbished vintage Gucci products ... Read More »

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Canadians released after Huawei CFO resolves US charges

By Eric Tucker, Jim Mustian And Rob Gillies, The Associated Press on September 24th, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – Two Canadians detained in China on spying charges have been released from prison and flown out of the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday, hours after a top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies resolved criminal charges against her in a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. Canadians Michael ... Read More »

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S&P/TSX composite ends down for third straight week amid events coming out of China

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press on September 24th, 2021

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index concluded its third losing week in a row by giving back some of its recent gains amid concerns out of China about the real estate market and the country’s ban on cryptocurrencies. Markets were hit early Friday by China’s decision to declare digital currencies like Bitcoin illegal. That particularly ... Read More »

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