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Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley's likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels.
Sheryl Sandberg, longtime No. 2 exec at Facebook, steps down

Sheryl Sandberg, longtime No. 2 exec at Facebook, steps down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sheryl Sandberg, the No. 2 executive at Facebook owner Meta, is stepping down, according to a post Wednesday on her Facebook page. Sandberg has served as chief operating officer at the social media giant for 14 years.
BoC pledges to get tough on high inflation, raises key rate by half point once more

BoC pledges to get tough on high inflation, raises key rate by half point once more

OTTAWA — In an unprecedented move, the Bank of Canada has announced a major increase to its key interest rate for the second time in two months, saying it is "prepared to act more forcefully" as it forecasts higher consumer prices to come this year.
Stocks slide as strong economic data raises rate worries

Stocks slide as strong economic data raises rate worries

NEW YORK (AP) — A swift jump in Treasury yields rattled Wall Street Wednesday, weighing down stock indexes at the start of another month in what’s been a turbulent year. The S&P 500 fell 0.7% after an early morning gain quickly vanished.
Stagflation-lite? Risk of stagflation grows, though unlikely a repeat of 1970s

Stagflation-lite? Risk of stagflation grows, though unlikely a repeat of 1970s

Canada is leaning toward a new era of 1970s-style stagflation as the pace of economic growth slows yet inflation remains stubbornly high, economists say. The abnormal mix of rising prices and high joblessness gripped the country 40-odd years ago.
Pinkett Smith talks hair-loss 'shame,' outcome of Oscar slap

Pinkett Smith talks hair-loss 'shame,' outcome of Oscar slap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith turned her husband's Oscar-night blowup into a teachable moment about alopecia areata, the hair-loss disorder affecting her and millions of others that, in some cases, can impact a person's sense of identity .
John Leguizamo fine-tunes his new musical ‘Kiss My Aztec!’

John Leguizamo fine-tunes his new musical ‘Kiss My Aztec!’

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — During an afternoon rehearsal of John Leguizamo's “Kiss My Aztec!,” actor Joel Perez bursts into laughter during a raunchy scene with co-star Krystina Alabado. They have probably done it hundreds of times.
EXPLAINER: Alopecia affects millions, including kids

EXPLAINER: Alopecia affects millions, including kids

Millions of people around the world are affected by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss and was thrown into the spotlight after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars .
BlackBerry exploring other options for sale of legacy patents

BlackBerry exploring other options for sale of legacy patents

WATERLOO, ONTARIO — BlackBerry Ltd. says it is exploring alternatives around the sale of its legacy patents as a deal with U.S.-based Catapult IP Innovations Inc. has taken longer than expected to complete.
Ontario hospitals monitor global shortage of contrast dye used for medical scans

Ontario hospitals monitor global shortage of contrast dye used for medical scans

A global shortage of contrast dye has forced some Ontario hospitals to limit or postpone certain diagnostic imaging scans.