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UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with publisher

UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with publisher

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex won the latest stage in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper on Thursday, when three senior judges ruled its publisher breached her privacy by reproducing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged fat
CIBC sees revenue and expenses rise as it focuses on growth, raises dividend

CIBC sees revenue and expenses rise as it focuses on growth, raises dividend

TORONTO — CIBC has been investing in growth opportunities like its corporate rebrand and buying the Costco credit card portfolio, and both the costs and payoffs are starting to show up on its balance sheet.
Banksy street murals recreated in Milan's main train station

Banksy street murals recreated in Milan's main train station

MILAN (AP) — Travelers at Milan’s main train station will this week be able to take a break among reproductions of murals by elusive street artist Banksy.
New Brunswick announces $2 per hour increase in minimum wage, to hit $13.75 in 2022

New Brunswick announces $2 per hour increase in minimum wage, to hit $13.75 in 2022

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is hiking its minimum wage by $2 per hour next year — the largest increase in 40 years — but a business advocate says that would strike a blow to small companies already suffering from COVID-19.
November home sales up nearly 12% from last year: Vancouver real estate board

November home sales up nearly 12% from last year: Vancouver real estate board

VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says November home sales increased by almost 12 per cent from last year as demand continued to outpace supply. The B.C.
OPEC+ sticks to modest boost in oil output despite omicron

OPEC+ sticks to modest boost in oil output despite omicron

NEW YORK (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries decided Thursday to maintain the amount of oil they pump to the world even as the new omicron variant casts a spikey shadow of uncertainty over the global economic recovery from the coronavirus
Alicia Keys teases new songs at small show ahead of art fair

Alicia Keys teases new songs at small show ahead of art fair

MIAMI (AP) — R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys guided a few hundred people at a small show in Miami through a 10-minute meditation before asking them to make some choices.
Home-based businesses should check insurance policy to make sure they're covered

Home-based businesses should check insurance policy to make sure they're covered

CALGARY — When Ana Maria Moreno decided to leave her career in social work to start a home-based business last year, she found herself facing a daunting to-do list that included everything from logo design to marketing strategy to customer outreach.
Germany backs restrictions for unvaccinated as mandate looms

Germany backs restrictions for unvaccinated as mandate looms

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that people who aren't vaccinated will be excluded from nonessential stores, cultural and recreational venues, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate as part of efforts to cu
Holiday shoppers navigate shortages with mixed results

Holiday shoppers navigate shortages with mixed results

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many shoppers, Kathleen Webber understands the struggles of getting the right gifts for her three children this holiday shopping season amid widespread shortages. She promised to buy her 23-year-old son the Sony Corp.