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US home contract signings rebound in May

US home contract signings rebound in May

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, a surprising rebound after months of cooling in the housing market, where lack of inventory has pushed prices to record levels.

Competition Bureau seeks to block Secure Energy's purchase of rival Tervita

OTTAWA — The Competition Bureau is seeking to block Secure Energy Services Inc. from buying rival Tervita Corp. because of what it says is the deal's potential to drive up prices for industrial waste services in the oil and gas sector.
Older women are the fresh faces of South Korean influencers

Older women are the fresh faces of South Korean influencers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The freshest faces among South Korean influencers are no longer the usual, 20-something celebrities. Instead, entertainment and social media are focusing on a new generation: the elder generation.
Former CIA operative Enrique 'Ric' Prado writing memoir

Former CIA operative Enrique 'Ric' Prado writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA operative known for his exploits everywhere from Miami to Nicaragua to Afghanistan has a book deal. Enrique “Ric” Prado's “Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior” will come out next March.
Maple Leaf Foods signs deal to buy four pig farms in Saskatchewan

Maple Leaf Foods signs deal to buy four pig farms in Saskatchewan

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has signed a deal to buy four pig farms in central Saskatchewan from a group of companies known as Polar Pork.
Alberta COVID cases continue to fall, province set to fully reopen as planned

Alberta COVID cases continue to fall, province set to fully reopen as planned

EDMONTON — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says COVID-19 numbers continue to fall but the plan is to remain vigilant as the province prepares to fully reopen Thursday. “Across the board, our numbers are moving in the right direction,” Dr.
TekSavvy seeks leave with Federal Court of Appeal to overturn CRTC decision

TekSavvy seeks leave with Federal Court of Appeal to overturn CRTC decision

CHATHAM, Ont. — TekSavvy Solutions Inc. says it is seeking leave to appeal the CRTC's recent decision about wholesale internet prices. The independent internet provider says it filed a motion by Monday's deadline with the Federal Court of Appeal.
Energy helps TSX to edge higher; on track for sixth straight monthly gain

Energy helps TSX to edge higher; on track for sixth straight monthly gain

TORONTO — A summer heat wave continued to push natural gas prices higher and propelled Canada's main stock index further along the path to registering its sixth straight month of gains.
Ontario gyms feel left behind as province moves to Stage 2 reopening

Ontario gyms feel left behind as province moves to Stage 2 reopening

Robert Przybylski said another six weeks of closures or another lockdown is all it would take for his Whitby, Ont., gym to close for good.
England beats Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinals

England beats Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarterfinals

LONDON — England is unburdened by the weight of agonizing history: Germany has finally been beaten in a tournament again. No need to endure more penalty heartache or disallowed goals this time.
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