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Spielberg 'West Side Story' debuts weakly with $10.5M

Spielberg 'West Side Story' debuts weakly with $10.5M

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite critical acclaim and two years-worth of anticipation, Steven Spielberg's lavish “West Side Story” revival made little noise at the box office, debuting with $10.
South African president tests positive for COVID, mildly ill

South African president tests positive for COVID, mildly ill

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive for the disease Sunday, his office said.
Boris Johnson: UK faces 'tidal wave' of omicron cases

Boris Johnson: UK faces 'tidal wave' of omicron cases

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that Britain faces a “tidal wave” of infections from the omicron coronavirus variant, and announced a huge increase in booster vaccinations to strengthen defenses against it.
G7 warns Russia of 'massive' consequences if Ukraine invaded

G7 warns Russia of 'massive' consequences if Ukraine invaded

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers told Russia on Sunday to “de-escalate” its military buildup near the Ukrainian border, warning that an invasion would have “massive consequences” and inflict severe economic pain on Moscow.
Pot holes: Uneven distribution of cannabis stores a challenge for industry

Pot holes: Uneven distribution of cannabis stores a challenge for industry

TORONTO — When delivery requests from British Columbia's Lower Mainland flow into cannabis retailer Dutch Love, a reliable number of them come from customers in the suburbs of Surrey and Richmond.
Canadian electric vehicle builders gearing up for growth on both sides of border

Canadian electric vehicle builders gearing up for growth on both sides of border

TORONTO — Damon Motors Inc. likes to refer to its electric motorbikes as groundbreaking, but the company’s manufacturing plans are also bucking a trend among Canadian companies.
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: Bank of Canada mandate: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem are scheduled to hold a news conference on Monday morning, in wh
Judge OKs regulators' subpoena for 'Rust' assistant director

Judge OKs regulators' subpoena for 'Rust' assistant director

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set must make himself available for an interview with state workplace safety regulators, a judge has decided.
Champagne problems: Alcohol authorities in Canada warn of holiday liquor shortages

Champagne problems: Alcohol authorities in Canada warn of holiday liquor shortages

Canada is facing alcohol shortages ahead of the holidays due to supply chain issues, a situation prompting some provincial liquor authorities to urge customers to shop early — or be prepared to try a new libation.
Mercedes-Benz settles Canadian class action on diesel emissions for $243 million

Mercedes-Benz settles Canadian class action on diesel emissions for $243 million

TORONTO — Law firm Koskie Minsky LLP says Daimler AG and North American Mercedes-Benz subsidiaries have agreed to pay $243 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with the owners of 83,000 diesel vehicles in Canada.
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