Skip to content

The Mix

North American stock markets wrap up brutal quarter and first half of 2022

North American stock markets wrap up brutal quarter and first half of 2022

TORONTO — Allan Small said the first half of 2022 has proven to be the worst run of his 25-year investment career. Canada's main stock index concluded its weakest quarter since before the pandemic while U.S.
Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

“It is a truth universally acknowledged,” goes one of the more famous opening lines in English literature, “that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” That’s Jane Austen, beginning her 1813 “Pride and Prejudice.
Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90.
Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

MONTREAL — A group of Quebecers is going to court to argue that Mary Simon's appointment as governor general should be invalidated because she isn't fluent in French.
Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives.
Compensation questions loom for Air Canada customers with cancelled flights

Compensation questions loom for Air Canada customers with cancelled flights

MONTREAL — Consumer rights advocates are demanding Air Canada provide compensation to many of the hundreds of thousands of passengers whose summer flights it cancelled — but whether the airline plans to concede remains up in the air.
Stocks slump, closing out worst quarter since early 2020

Stocks slump, closing out worst quarter since early 2020

NEW YORK — Stocks fell again on Wall Street Thursday, closing out the worst quarter for the market since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. The S&P 500 index lost 0.9%.
Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it helped inspire, director Emma Holly Jones was dreaming of an early 19th century romantic comedy with a diverse cast.
Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Metro Phoenix's Maricopa County had among the biggest population growth in white, Black, American Indian and Hispanic residents last year, as well as the biggest increase overall of any U.S. county.
All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend.