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Reactions to the death of Jeff Beck, rock innovator and guitar virtuoso who died Wednesday. “The six stringed Warrior is no longer here for us to admire the spell he could weave around our mortal emotions. Jeff could channel music from the ethereal. His technique unique. His imaginations apparently limitless. […]

By Cara Rubinsky
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — From an AI oven that promises to warn you when your food is about to burn to a mixing bowl designed to take the hassle out of tracking calories, food tech was a key theme at this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas. Brad Jashinsky, […]

By Michelle Chapman
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The Federal Trade Commission is proposing a new rule that would prevent employers from imposing noncompete clauses for workers that prohibit them from joining a competitor, typically for a period of time, after they leave the company. The proposed rule released Thursday follows an executive order signed by President Joe […]

By Mickey Djuric
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OTTAWA – New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says the holiday travel woes that left thousands of passengers stranded at airports or struggling to find flights home show why there should be more competition in Canada’s airspace. In a press conference Wednesday, Singh said the lack of choice for passengers is […]

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — CES is not allowing Russian companies to display their gadgets at the annual tech show because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. A spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association, the trade group putting together the event in Las Vegas, said the move has only impacted one […]

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A major winter storm bearing down on Toronto is adding to the calamity in Canadian airports already plagued by flight cancellations and delays set off early this week by heavy snow in Vancouver.  Environment Canada says Toronto’s storm will begin today with rain or snow followed by plummeting temperatures, a […]

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The British Columbia government is temporarily suspending requests for electricity connections from cryptocurrency mining operations, saying the decision is aimed at preserving the power supply while supporting climate action and economic goals. A statement from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation says 21 cryptocurrency projects are requesting […]

By Anne D'innocenzio
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NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, Lucila Gomez and her husband started their holiday shopping around Thanksgiving and wrapped it up a week before Christmas, spending $750 on tablets and clothing for their three children and relatives. This year? Gomez is waiting until she gets her annual bonus on Friday […]

By David Friend
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Canada’s entry for best international feature has been knocked out of the competition at next year’s Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the short list of films that will advance to the next round of voting in the category and “Eternal Spring” is not on […]

By Cindy Tran
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Tania Marcil doesn’t have much time to spare before the holidays set in. Now, instead of using those rare moments to get ready for the season, she says she is spending them scrambling to find last-minute care for her three children. The Halifax-based worker is among the public servants who […]

By Jackie Veling Of Nerdwallet
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Shoppers who used “buy now, pay later” to help finance gifts this holiday season may soon encounter an unwelcome surprise: Returns can be more challenging than when buying from the store with cash or a credit card. Returns and disputes are a common concern among buy now, pay later users, […]