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Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence's chief executive officer said she's been asked multiple times whether the Essence Festival of Culture is staying in New Orleans.
Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Barger, the leather-clad fixture of 1960s counterculture and figurehead of the Hells Angels motorcycle club who was at the notorious Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, has died. He was 83.
CBC makes changes at 'The National' ahead of free streaming channel launch

CBC makes changes at 'The National' ahead of free streaming channel launch

TORONTO — CBC News is shaking up the anchor roles at "The National" as it makes plans to launch a free 24-hour live streaming channel this fall.
WestJet 'proactively' removed flights from Pearson, anticipating summer travel snarls

WestJet 'proactively' removed flights from Pearson, anticipating summer travel snarls

CALGARY — As the Canadian travel industry continues to struggle with an unprecedented rebound in demand, WestJet Airlines Ltd. is flying 32 per cent fewer flights in and out of Toronto Pearson International Airport in July than it did pre-pandemic.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,861.36, down 217.28 points.) Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down 80 cents, or one per cent, to $76.18 on 9.
North American stock markets wrap up brutal quarter and first half of 2022

North American stock markets wrap up brutal quarter and first half of 2022

TORONTO — Allan Small said the first half of 2022 has proven to be the worst run of his 25-year investment career. Canada's main stock index concluded its weakest quarter since before the pandemic while U.S.
Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

“It is a truth universally acknowledged,” goes one of the more famous opening lines in English literature, “that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” That’s Jane Austen, beginning her 1813 “Pride and Prejudice.
Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90.
Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

MONTREAL — A group of Quebecers is going to court to argue that Mary Simon's appointment as governor general should be invalidated because she isn't fluent in French.
Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives.