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April 20, 2018 1:04 PM Pump prices, airline tickets help propel Canada’s inflation rate to 2.3%

OTTAWA — Canada’s annual inflation rate continued creeping higher last month to hit 2.3 per cent. The March figure from Statistics Canada shows the pace of inflation inched a little farther past the midpoint of the central bank’s ideal range of between one and three per cent. By comparison, inflation was 2.2 per cent in February and 1.7 per cent in January 10

March 30, 2018 2:57 PM 1 in 4 anglophone Canadians have cut the cord on TV, survey suggests

One in four anglophone Canadians have cut the cord and no longer pay for a traditional TV service, while just over half are Netflix users, a report by the Media Technology Monitor suggests. Based on telephone surveys with 4,156 Canadians conducted by Forum Research Inc. between Sept. 27, 2017 and Dec. 8, 2017, 73 per cent of respondents said they had a TV subscription 13

March 13, 2018 1:17 AM TTC internal report on fare evasion raises red flags over lost revenue

“We acknowledge there are areas in the system that are at risk of fare evasion,” he said, “but we stand by the public statements we have made” about policies such as all-door streetcar boarding. The agency has said it has no evidence the new rules have contributed to increased fare evasion. Ross added the agency is working with Metrolinx, the provincial 23

March 3, 2018 11:51 PM Woman wins Keys conch-blowing contest; accepts proposal

KEY WEST, Fla.—A Florida retiree has won the women’s division in Key West’s annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest — and accepted a marriage proposal from a fellow competitor. Seventy-year-old Mary Lou Smith impressed the judges Saturday with long blasts on the fluted, pink-lined shell. And when Rick Race, 73, proposed on stage, she accepted by joining him in a joyous 22

February 14, 2018 8:51 PM CRA conducts simultaneous Panama Papers raids in the GTA, Calgary and Vancouver

Canadian tax officials carried out their first major raids related to the Panama Papers leak on Wednesday. Nearly two years after the Panama Papers leak was made public, Canadian tax officials have carried out their first major raids, executing three search warrants across the country. The simultaneous raids Wednesday morning in West Vancouver, Calgary 18

February 14, 2018 12:57 PM Billions pledged for Iraq’s reconstruction after war with Daesh, but still short of goal

The biggest pledge came from Turkey, which announced $5 billion, while Kuwait’s ruling emir said his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq. KUWAIT CITY—Billions of dollars were pledged Wednesday at a donor conference for Iraq’s reconstruction after the country’s devastating war with Daesh 22

January 24, 2018 5:29 PM Apple ready to expand into speaker market with HomePod

The HomePod includes a voice-activated assistant to help people manage their homes and the rest of their lives. Apple relies on Siri to process commands. SAN FRANCISCO—Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod. Preorders for the HomePod 25

January 20, 2018 1:21 AM Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to tell the public missile alert was false, official says

The governor’s spokesperson said he had to track her down to prepare a message. She said the communications team handles his social media. HONOLULU—The Hawaii National Guard’s top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn’t tell the public until 15 minutes 16

January 7, 2018 2:44 PM Explosion outside Stockholm subway kills man, injures woman

Man had picked up unidentified object, which exploded outside Varby Gard subway station A man in Stockholm picked up an unknown object from the ground that detonated in his hand Sunday, accidently killing himself and injuring his female companion near a subway station, Swedish police said. The blast took place about 11 a.m. just outside the Varby Gard subway 42

December 15, 2017 4:45 PM Ontario offering businesses electric, low-carbon vehicle rebates of up to $75,000

Ontario is offering businesses rebates of up to $75,000 for buying electric and other low-carbon vehicles. Businesses that have purchased or will purchase eligible vehicles — including electric and natural trucks — after Sept. 1 can qualify for a range of rebates starting next year. Companies will be able to get rebates on 50 per cent of the difference 27