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November delivers another hit to sinking consumer confidence

November delivers another hit to sinking consumer confidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a nine-month low in November, clipped by rising prices and concern about the coronavirus. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dropped to a reading of 109.
Cameron Bailey appointed CEO of Toronto International Film Festival

Cameron Bailey appointed CEO of Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO — Cameron Bailey has been appointed CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.
Graham Nash shows a candid side in a book of his photographs

Graham Nash shows a candid side in a book of his photographs

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a legendary musician and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, but the thing that Graham Nash never leaves home without isn't his guitar. It's his camera.
NBC hopes the sun will come out as it mounts 'Annie Live!'

NBC hopes the sun will come out as it mounts 'Annie Live!'

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a famous saying in showbiz: “Never work with children or animals.” NBC is wisely ignoring that as it mounts a live version of the hit Broadway musical “Annie.
Canadian workers facing burnout during the pandemic: Ceridian report

Canadian workers facing burnout during the pandemic: Ceridian report

TORONTO — A new report says droves of Canadian workers have experienced burnout during the pandemic and it's causing at least 20 per cent to seek new jobs.
Ontario Teachers' buys stake in U.S. renewable energy portfolio from NextEra Energy

Ontario Teachers' buys stake in U.S. renewable energy portfolio from NextEra Energy

TORONTO — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board says it has signed a deal with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. to buy a 50 per cent stake in a portfolio of 13 wind, solar and energy storage assets in the U.S. for US$849 million.
Most manufacturers facing labour shortage, rising costs, industry says

Most manufacturers facing labour shortage, rising costs, industry says

OTTAWA — A new survey of Canadian manufacturers has found 82 per cent are facing labour shortages and 75 per cent feel their hiring troubles are even worse than last year.
US home prices register 19.1% annual gain in September

US home prices register 19.1% annual gain in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose briskly in September, another sign that the housing market is booming in the aftermath of last year's coronavirus recession. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price climbed 19.
Millennial Money: Sustain generosity beyond the holidays

Millennial Money: Sustain generosity beyond the holidays

2020 asked a lot from us. We faced new challenges and reckoned with old ones, and often the world’s problems collided with our own individual needs.