January 24th, 2022

Business

‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream’

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

After spending one weekend in second place, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” proved it still had some fight left. Sony’s superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally. The film topped the North American charts with $14.1 million, according to ... Read More »

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‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream’

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

After spending one weekend in second place, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” proved it still had some fight left. Sony’s superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally. The film topped the North American charts with $14.1 million, according to ... Read More »

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Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2022

TORONTO – When Gillian Pulfer picked up roasted sweet potato soup, flank stank and chicken salad from a Toronto Pusateri’s Fine Foods for $10 last weekend, the deal was too good not to brag about. “It’s a more high-end, luxury grocery store…so most people don’t necessarily have the budget to go shop there, but you’re ... Read More »

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2022

TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Metro results Metro Inc. is set to release Q1 results on Tuesday. The grocer and its competitors have struggled with supply chain issues and employee absenteeism due to COVID-19 protocols, with sporadic shortages of certain products being reported throughout ... Read More »

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Once allies, Stormy Daniels and Avenatti face off at trial

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Stormy Daniels, the porn star who catapulted herself and Michael Avenatti to fame with lawsuits against former President Donald Trump, will have a starring role in court beginning Monday when prosecutors try to prove that the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds. Her testimony in Manhattan federal court ... Read More »

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Britain says Russia seeking to replace Ukraine government

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

HELSINKI (AP) – The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate. Murayev is head of the small pro-Russian party Nashi, which currently has no seats in Ukraine’s parliament. Britain’s Foreign Office named ... Read More »

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Kinross distances itself from deadly Ghana explosion, says it’s supporting victims

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2022

TORONTO – Kinross Gold Corp. says it didn’t own or operate the truck involved in a deadly explosion in Ghana Thursday that was carrying supplies to the company’s mine. At least 17 people were killed when the truck, laden with explosives destined for Kinross’s Chirano gold mine, blew up after colliding with a motorcycle in ... Read More »

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Hermes style has 1980s kick, Loewe goes conceptual in Paris

By Thomas Adamson, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

PARIS (AP) – Hermes led the pack on Saturday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week as its veteran menswear designer, Veronique Nichanian, delivered an atypical glam rock twist to her luxuriant wares. There was no far-flung concept, gimmick or muse, unlike in most Paris shows, because none was needed. Nichanian – who’s been at the helm ... Read More »

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Weber Grills apologizes for ill-timed meatloaf recipe email

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Weber picked the wrong day to suggest grilling meatloaf. The outdoor grill maker apologized on Friday for sending a recipe-of-the-week email earlier that day featuring instructions on how to prepare “BBQ Meat Loaf.” The email coincided with news of the death of Marvin Lee Aday, best known as rock superstar Meat ... Read More »

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Liberals tout rapid-housing program as MPs delve anew into probe of home prices

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2022

OTTAWA – The federal government finished the week by touting the popularity of a program designed to quickly build or buy affordable housing for the nation’s most vulnerable – one piece of a larger home-price puzzle. The program first launched at the start of the pandemic when cities were renting hotel rooms to house homeless ... Read More »

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Truckers should have done more to prepare for vaccine mandate, experts say

By The Canadian Press on January 21st, 2022

MONTREAL – Experts are questioning the trucking industry’s hardline stance against the vaccine mandate for drivers, and say the sector should have been better prepared for the January deadline. The Liberal government announced in November that all Canadian truckers looking to cross the border from the United States would need to be vaccinated in order ... Read More »

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