By Danica Coto
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin filed a lawsuit Wednesday against his nephew that accused him of extortion, malicious persecution, abuse of law and damages – stemming from false allegations of sexual abuse. Martin’s lawyers said the claim by the nephew, which he has since […]

By James McCarten
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WASHINGTON – A Wisconsin judge has ruled in favour of an Indigenous band in its dispute with Enbridge over Line 5, but stopped short of shutting down the controversial cross-border pipeline. District Court Judge William Conley says the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa has proven it was […]

By Damian J. Troise
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NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks shook off an early stumble and rose in morning trading on Wall Street Thursday, keeping the market on track to break a threeweek losing streak. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% as of 10:58 a.m. Eastern. The benchmark index is holding on to a 1.9% gain […]

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TORONTO – New research from KPMG shows investment in Canadian financial technology companies has dropped by more than 50 per cent in the first half of the year. The auditing firm says fintech companies in the country garnered US$810 million in investments across 85 deals in the first half of […]

By Leanne Italie
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NEW YORK (AP) — With Janet Jackson resplendent in a black trouser suit on his front row and humongous hats on many of his models, Christian Siriano opened New York Fashion Week at the former townhouse of Elizabeth Taylor, rolling out sexy, slinky looks Wednesday to go with his trademark […]

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Billy-Ray Belcourt, Sheila Heti and Rawi Hage are among the notable names on the long list for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Last year’s winner, Omar El Akkad, revealed the 14 titles in contention for the $100,000 honour at an event in St. John’s, N.L., on Tuesday. The finalists will be […]

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Elon Musk and Twitter lobbed salvos at each other Tuesday in the latest round of legal filings over the billionaire Tesla CEO’s efforts to rescind his offer to buy the social media platform. Musk filed more paperwork to terminate his agreement to buy Twitter, this time based on information in […]

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Peloton’s high-end exercise bikes and other gear will now be able to be bought on Amazon in the U.S., a partnership aimed at boosting the fitness company’s sales that have languished since the easing of pandemic lockdowns. “We want to meet consumers where they are, and they are shopping on […]

By Joe Mcdonald
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NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, extending the market’s losses. Losses last week broke a four-week winning streak for the S&P 500. The benchmark index was down 1.4% in the early going Monday, led by more declines in big technology companies. The tech-heavy Nasdaq […]

By Tom Krisher
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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – Thundering gas-powered muscle cars, for decades a fixture of American culture, will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as auto-makers begin replacing them with super-fast cars that run on batteries. Stellantis’ Dodge brand, long the performance flag-bearer of the company […]

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The new plan to encourage Americans to buy more electric vehicles built in North America, instead of just the United States, has cleared its tallest hurdle. After a marathon voting session that lasted nearly 24 hours, the U.S. Senate finally approved the new Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Vice-President Kamala […]

By Anne D’innocenzio And Claire Savage
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NEW YORK (AP) – To understand the impact of surging inflation on this year’s back-to-school spending, look no further than children’s rain boots with motifs like frogs and ladybugs made by Washington Shoe Co. Spending held steady for these evergreen items even after the Kent, Washington-based business was forced to […]