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Young Canadians look to splurge on gifts this holiday season, cut other costs

Young Canadians look to splurge on gifts this holiday season, cut other costs

MONTREAL — Young Canadians feeling the pinch of inflation want to splurge on holiday gifts for loved ones — so they're cutting back on other festive costs instead.
Labour groups allege workers at Canadian Tire supplier factories paid poverty wages

Labour groups allege workers at Canadian Tire supplier factories paid poverty wages

Canadian Tire Corp. has failed to ensure garment workers in its South Asian supplier factories are paid a living wage, labour groups allege in a complaint filed with a federal corporate watchdog.
Pilot project at Canada-U.S. border crossing offers hope for stalled Nexus program

Pilot project at Canada-U.S. border crossing offers hope for stalled Nexus program

WASHINGTON — Canada and the United States are road-testing a workaround for their irreconcilable differences over Nexus — evidence, officials say, of a shared bilateral commitment to the treasured but imperilled fast-traveller program.
Canada's tourism spending may recover sooner than expected: Destination Canada

Canada's tourism spending may recover sooner than expected: Destination Canada

VANCOUVER — Tourism spending in Canada is expected to recover sooner than previously anticipated.
Nigeria drills for oil in new field as theft erodes earnings

Nigeria drills for oil in new field as theft erodes earnings

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria on Tuesday began drilling oil and natural gas in the country’s northern region, anticipating a boost to the nation's finances even as the new energy supplies face the threat from theft and extremist activity.
Russia's Gazprom threatens Europe gas cuts through Ukraine

Russia's Gazprom threatens Europe gas cuts through Ukraine

Russian energy giant Gazprom has threatened to reduce natural gas supplies through the last pipeline heading to Europe via Ukraine, saying the amount it's supplying for Moldova is not ending up in the former Soviet republic.

Some recent homebuyers will find rate hikes painful as mortgages go up: BoC

OTTAWA — Recent homebuyers with variable-rate mortgages will find the adjustment to higher interest rates more painful, said Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Rogers.
Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

Some of Taylor Swift’s fans want you to know three things: They’re not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they’re angry. That’s a powerful political motivator, researchers say. Look what Ticketmaster made them do.
Canadian retail sales down 0.5% in September, led by drop in sales at gas stations

Canadian retail sales down 0.5% in September, led by drop in sales at gas stations

OTTAWA — Retail sales fell 0.5 per cent to $61.1 billion in September led by a drop in sales at gas stations along with food and beverage stores, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.
Q&A: Padma Lakshmi donates to provide equal opportunities

Q&A: Padma Lakshmi donates to provide equal opportunities

Padma Lakshmi's career has been filled with highlights, from creating the Hulu series “Taste the Nation” to hosting “Top Chef” to writing a best-selling memoir and numerous cookbooks.
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