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U.S. existing home sales drop 1.9% in April, pushed lower by high rates and high prices

U.S. existing home sales drop 1.9% in April, pushed lower by high rates and high prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — High mortgage rates and rising prices continued to put a damper on the spring homebuying season last month. Existing home sales fell 1.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.14 million in April from a revised 4.
Families of Uvalde school shooting victims are suing Texas state police over botched response

Families of Uvalde school shooting victims are suing Texas state police over botched response

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The families of 19 of the victims in the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas on Wednesday filed a $500 million federal lawsuit against nearly 100 state police officers who were part of the botched law enforcement response
WestJet turning to used plane market to offset Boeing delivery delays: CEO

WestJet turning to used plane market to offset Boeing delivery delays: CEO

CALGARY — WestJet has its eye on a number of used aircraft it hopes to add to its fleet to offset delays on pending aircraft deliveries from Boeing, the CEO of the Calgary-based carrier said.
Nashville council rejects proposed sign for Morgan Wallen's new bar, decrying his behavior

Nashville council rejects proposed sign for Morgan Wallen's new bar, decrying his behavior

NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Maple Leaf Foods to close aging Brantford poultry plant, consolidate production

Maple Leaf Foods to close aging Brantford poultry plant, consolidate production

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods says it's closing its aging poultry plant in Brantford, Ont. and consolidating its production into its existing network through early next year.
Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

Pay increases, AI provisions included in Writers Guild of Canada labour deal

TORONTO — The Writers Guild of Canada has ratified a new three-year contract that increases pay and implements artificial intelligence protections for writers, story editors and story consultants.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (22,346.76, down 121.40 points): Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down eight cents, or 0.16 per cent, to $50.12 on 15.9 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite down as energy and base metal stocks fall, U.S. markets also lower

S&P/TSX composite down as energy and base metal stocks fall, U.S. markets also lower

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was down more than 100 points Wednesday, weighed down by losses in base metal and energy stocks, while U.S. stock markets also moved lower ahead of after-market earnings from Nvidia.
New prosperity index indicates $9,000 income gap for African Nova Scotian men

New prosperity index indicates $9,000 income gap for African Nova Scotian men

HALIFAX — A new report tracking the economic prosperity of Nova Scotia’s Black community collects a series of statistics, including some that highlight a significant wage gap for Black men in the province.
Stock market today: Wall Street pulls back from its records

Stock market today: Wall Street pulls back from its records

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes pulled back from their records as concerns about high interest rates weighed on the market. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% and the Nasdaq composite slipped 0.2% Wednesday, a day after both set all-time highs.
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