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Issa Rae gives new creatives a hand, talks ending ‘Insecure’

Issa Rae gives new creatives a hand, talks ending ‘Insecure’

NEW YORK — Issa Rae remembers what life was like when she was starting out in Hollywood: no money, and just hoping for a chance to be discovered. “It was about ‘I just want the exposure.
Small businesses move to lock in rental deals amid low vacancy rates

Small businesses move to lock in rental deals amid low vacancy rates

When Sohel Imani went looking for a second location for his bike shop in Toronto’s West End, he knew he’d be able to leverage the city’s current commercial rental market.

Post Hill Press goes on with book by officer in Taylor raid

NEW YORK — The publisher of memoir by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment says it will release the book even though its distributor, Simon & Schuster, announced it
2 documentaries up for Oscars tell stories of nonagenarians

2 documentaries up for Oscars tell stories of nonagenarians

The Oscar isn’t the only one celebrating its 93rd trip around the sun at the Academy Awards ceremony this year.
Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Analysts say new CRTC limits on Big Three help regional carriers with growth plans

Analysts say new CRTC limits on Big Three help regional carriers with growth plans

TORONTO — Canada's regional wireless and internet carriers will benefit the most from this week's landmark regulatory ruling by the CRTC, telecommunications analysts and consumer advocates say.
US home construction rebounds in March after frigid February

US home construction rebounds in March after frigid February

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.
US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

WASHINGTON — Vietnam and Switzerland have been removed from the list of nations labeled by the U.S. as currency manipulators, reversing a decision made by the Trump administration in December.
AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

AP Interview: Beijing says US 'too negative' toward China

BEIJING — A top Chinese diplomat said Friday that U.S. policy toward China is “too negative" and that co-operation could be critically important as the Biden administration focuses on combatting COVID-19 and promoting economic recovery. The U.S.
Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

TORONTO — Summer 2021 was supposed to mark the triumphant return of Canadian music festivals. Instead, it’s ushering in another season of disappointment.