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Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose in November, manufacturing sales down

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose in November, manufacturing sales down

OTTAWA — Canadian wholesale sales grew for the seventh consecutive month in November to hit a record high, while manufacturing sales fell for the month. Manufacturing sales dropped 0.6 per cent to $53.

New books with buzz? Dozens excerpted in free e-preview

NEW YORK — Excerpts from upcoming works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen and crime writer Lisa Scottoline are among 46 books previewed in a free e-book collection.
TC Energy decarbonization response to Keystone setback unlikely to sway ESG investors

TC Energy decarbonization response to Keystone setback unlikely to sway ESG investors

Sustainable investing experts say TC Energy Corp.'s plan to decarbonize the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to save its fortunes, as a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels gains political clout. U.S.

In open letter to Dr. King, Stevie Wonder calls for equality

NEW YORK — Stevie Wonder, whose advocacy helped make the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday, is urging the incoming Biden administration to form a national commission on equality.
Review: Lisa Gardner marks a sharply-written return

Review: Lisa Gardner marks a sharply-written return

“Before She Disappeared,” by Lisa Gardner (Dutton) Frankie Elkin is a nomad. Owning only what she can carry, she wanders from town to town hunting for missing people whom the police have been unable to find.
Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say

Canadians who have had COVID-19 should still get the vaccine, experts say

Studies have suggested previous COVID-19 infections may result in promising levels of immunity to the virus, leading to questions of whether those who've already recovered from the disease still need a vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccinations a key step for return to cultural events: survey

COVID-19 vaccinations a key step for return to cultural events: survey

OTTAWA — Nearly half of Canadians who plan to make an early return to concerts, theatres and other mass cultural experiences say it’ll take a vaccination before they feel comfortable to do so, according to a new survey.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30 Jan. 24: Fiddler Doug Kershaw is 85. Singer Ray Stevens is 82. Singer Aaron Neville is 80. Singer Neil Diamond is 80. Actor Michael Ontkean (“Twin Peaks”) is 75.
Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Tuesday slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms to appoint legal representatives in the country.
Millennial Money: Crafting smarter money goals in 2021

Millennial Money: Crafting smarter money goals in 2021

Setting money goals in 2020 was likely an exercise in futility. Maybe you’d been saving for a trip abroad, but the pandemic kept you at home. Or you wanted to save up for a down payment on a house, then the recession left you out of a job.