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'Make a day out of it': How to save money on cross-border shopping

'Make a day out of it': How to save money on cross-border shopping

Cross-border shoppers are often looking for products or items that aren’t available in Canada rather than deals, especially since the current exchange rate makes it harder to get a bargain, says one financial planner.
Fewer Americans apply for jobless claims last week as labor market remains sturdy

Fewer Americans apply for jobless claims last week as labor market remains sturdy

Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market remains sturdy despite high interest rates.
Private equity firm to buy Héroux-Devtek in deal valued at $1.35 billion

Private equity firm to buy Héroux-Devtek in deal valued at $1.35 billion

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Aircraft landing gear maker Héroux-Devtek Inc. says it has signed a deal to be acquired by U.S. private equity firm Platinum Equity Advisors LLC in a deal valued at $1.35 billion. Under the agreement, Platinum Equity will pay $32.

Library of Congress awards prize for American fiction to James McBride

NEW YORK (AP) — The Library of Congress has awarded a lifetime achievement prize to James McBride, whose acclaimed novels include “The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store,” “Deacon King Kong” and “The Good Lord Bird.
A cyclist finds his special spot in vineyard-rich Burgundy by taking a different path

A cyclist finds his special spot in vineyard-rich Burgundy by taking a different path

Here’s what I discovered on my recent and first trip to the Burgundy region of France: What’s good for the grape is good for the cyclist.
EU accepts Apple pledge to let rivals access 'tap to pay' iPhone tech to resolve antitrust case

EU accepts Apple pledge to let rivals access 'tap to pay' iPhone tech to resolve antitrust case

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission, the EU's executive arm and top antitrust enforcer, said that it's accepting the commitments that Apple offered earlier this year and will make them legally binding.
Tim Hortons musical 'The Last Timbit' to stream on Crave in August

Tim Hortons musical 'The Last Timbit' to stream on Crave in August

TORONTO — "The Last Timbit" is rolling off the stage and onto the small screen. The Tim Hortons-sponsored musical that had a short run in Toronto last month is set to hit Crave on Aug. 12.
Higher costs and low base fares send Delta's profit down 29%. The airline still earned $1.31 billion

Higher costs and low base fares send Delta's profit down 29%. The airline still earned $1.31 billion

Americans are traveling in record numbers this summer, but Delta Air Lines saw second-quarter profit drop 29% due to higher costs and discounting of base-level fares across the industry.
PepsiCo second quarter profits jump, but demand continues to slip with prices higher

PepsiCo second quarter profits jump, but demand continues to slip with prices higher

PepsiCo reported higher-than-expected earnings in the second quarter even as customer demand for its snacks and drinks continued to slip. The Purchase, New York-based company said its net income rose 12% to $3 billion, or an adjusted $2.
Former Indonesian agriculture minister sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Former Indonesian agriculture minister sentenced to 10 years for corruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-graft court sentenced a former agriculture minister to 10 years in prison Thursday after finding him guilty of corruption-related extortion, abuse of power and bribery involving ministry contracts with priva