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Giuliani associate Parnas sentenced to 20 months in prison

Giuliani associate Parnas sentenced to 20 months in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes.
Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden.
Couche-Tard says inflation may be contributing to rise in cigarette smuggling

Couche-Tard says inflation may be contributing to rise in cigarette smuggling

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. suspects that the rising cost of living may have contributed to a surge in cigarette smuggling into Canada.
More than half of domestic flights to large airports delayed, cancelled

More than half of domestic flights to large airports delayed, cancelled

MONTREAL — An analytics firm says a majority of domestic flights to some of Canada's busiest airports were delayed or cancelled over the past week.
IBM Canada promises 250 tech jobs for Calgary with creation of innovation centre

IBM Canada promises 250 tech jobs for Calgary with creation of innovation centre

CALGARY — IBM Canada says it will establish a new Client Innovation Centre for Western Canada in downtown Calgary. The company says its announcement will create 250 new tech sector jobs in the city.
S&P/TSX composite down nearly 200 points in late-morning trading, U.S. markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite down nearly 200 points in late-morning trading, U.S. markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was down nearly 200 points in late-morning trading amid losses in the energy, base metal and technology sectors, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 189.
Corus CEO says company's portfolio designed to withstand recessionary pressures

Corus CEO says company's portfolio designed to withstand recessionary pressures

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc.'s chief executive said Wednesday that a recession is something he is "confident" the company can manage through.
US stocks waver, on track for 4th monthly loss this year

US stocks waver, on track for 4th monthly loss this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shifted between gains and losses on Wall Street Wednesday morning, keeping the market on track for its fourth monthly loss this year. The S&P 500 was up 0.1% after the first hour of trading.
Corporate diversity roles fraught with retention issues, emotional toll

Corporate diversity roles fraught with retention issues, emotional toll

TORONTO — When Steph Rebello took her first job spearheading equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) efforts, she was excited to make change in the corporate world — but less than two years later, she was burned out.
US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed

US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace in the first three months of the year, the government reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate for January-March quarter.