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Job vacancies rose in July, dashing Fed hopes for cooling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of open jobs in the United States rose in July after three months of declines, a sign that employers are still urgently seeking workers despite slowing economic growth and high inflation.
Lenders cautious about micro-condo mortgages, but financing options still plentiful

Lenders cautious about micro-condo mortgages, but financing options still plentiful

TORONTO — Canadians eager to buy a home as the real estate market cools might find themselves considering micro-condos, but mortgage brokers say if you're thinking small, prepare for extra caveats when seeking financing.
Couche-Tard reaches deal with Competition Bureau to address Wilsons deal concerns

Couche-Tard reaches deal with Competition Bureau to address Wilsons deal concerns

OTTAWA — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., which has signed a deal to buy the Wilsons chain of gas stations in Atlantic Canada, has reached an agreement with the Competition Bureau to resolve its concerns over the acquisition.
Turning a strip of no-man's land into garden, curb appeal

Turning a strip of no-man's land into garden, curb appeal

You know that boring strip of grass — or weeds — between the street and the sidewalk that technically belongs to your city or town but whose care ultimately falls to you? It goes by many names: median, verge, tree belt, boulevard, parkway, utility st
Diana's death stunned the world - and changed the royals

Diana's death stunned the world - and changed the royals

LONDON (AP) — Above all, there was shock. That’s the word people use over and over again when they remember Princess Diana’s death in a Paris car crash 25 years ago this week.
US court dismisses Nazi-era Guelph Treasure art dispute

US court dismisses Nazi-era Guelph Treasure art dispute

BERLIN (AP) — An American court has thrown out a lawsuit against a German museum foundation over a medieval treasure trove that was filed by heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers, saying that the U.S. lacked jurisdiction to hear such a lawsuit.
Meghan speaks about her efforts 'forgiving' royal family

Meghan speaks about her efforts 'forgiving' royal family

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, says that “just by existing,” she and her husband Prince Harry “upset the dynamic of the hierarchy" when they were in the U.K.

Millennial Money: Don’t let money ‘rules’ get you down

Put 20% down when buying a home. Don’t spend more than 30% of your income on housing costs. Keep child care expenses below 10% of your annual household income.
WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse put on leave

WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse put on leave

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s top director in the Western Pacific, Dr. Takeshi Kasai, has been indefinitely removed from his post, according to internal correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.

Health officials in Ontario investigate reports of diners getting sick

MARKHAM, Ont. — Health officials in a southern Ontario municipality are investigating reports of several diners becoming seriously ill following a weekend meal at a restaurant in Markham.