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N.B. municipality spent $19K to investigate councillor over giant bird statue

N.B. municipality spent $19K to investigate councillor over giant bird statue

FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick town councillor says the release of an investigation into her efforts to bring a giant bird sculpture to the community is a “victory” — even though it led to sanctions against her last fall. Tantramar Coun.
US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans. The FTC filed a lawsuit in U.S.
S&P/TSX composite down in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

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

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was down in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in base metal and telecommunications stocks, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 66.62 points at 21,346.53.
Rare case containing coveted Wayne Gretzky rookie cards sells for $3.7M

Rare case containing coveted Wayne Gretzky rookie cards sells for $3.7M

REGINA — A case of old hockey cards containing the game's Great One has fetched more than $3.7 million after it was uncovered in a Regina home.
Cargojet rolls back expansion plans after recording loss amid consumer pullback

Cargojet rolls back expansion plans after recording loss amid consumer pullback

Cargojet Inc. swung to a loss last quarter as it felt the pinch of falling consumer demand along with rising inflation, leading the firm to cut back on growth plans. The air freight and plane leasing company reported a net loss of $34.
Make the most of loyalty programs by timing purchases, combining offers: expert

Make the most of loyalty programs by timing purchases, combining offers: expert

TORONTO — Diana Skakavac is so serious about deal hunting, she considers saving one of her love languages.
Banking sector worries ease ahead of Q1 results, but relief still a ways off

Banking sector worries ease ahead of Q1 results, but relief still a ways off

TORONTO — Stock markets may be hovering around record highs internationally, but Canadian bank shares haven't seen as much momentum as they head into first-quarter earnings results this week.
'Rewarding you for the stuff you buy': How personalized offers shape grocery shopping

'Rewarding you for the stuff you buy': How personalized offers shape grocery shopping

TORONTO — When Diana Skakavac scrolls grocery store loyalty apps, she's always looking for her "unicorn": personalized offers for Tide laundry powder. "My grandma is a very strict user of the Tide powder.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Cargojet results Cargojet Inc. will report its fourth-quarter results and hold a conference call with investors before markets open on Monday.
Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

Why drought on the prairies is making your steak more expensive

CALGARY — Ask John Wildenborg if he thinks Canadians will be paying more for steak during future barbecue seasons, and the owner of Calgary specialty butcher shop Master Meats doesn't hesitate.