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  • Apartment building owner hopes to set precedent with vaccine requirement

    CALGARY - An Alberta-based rental housing provider says it hopes to set a precedent with its decision to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from new tenants.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute required innovative donations

    The upcoming world premiere at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra of a classical music piece inspired by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would probably have been impossible if not for a bunch of lawyers in the Chicago area, a Long Island fine arts foundation and an award-winning pianist and composer who put the deal together.
  • Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

    BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month.
  • At Disney characters union, lawsuit seeks end to takeover

    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Teamsters local that represents workers who play Mickey Mouse, Goofy and other characters at Walt Disney World was taken over almost two years ago by its parent union, which cited “deficiencies" in the local's leadership following repeated member complaints of mismanagement.
  • US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid-2018

    WASHINGTON - American factories grew in December at the fastest pace in more than two years as manufacturing continued to weather the pandemic better than the battered services sector.
  • US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected

    WASHINGTON - Americans increased their spending at retail stores and restaurants in July for a third straight month, but some evidence suggests that sales are weakening with the expiration of government rescue aid that had previously put more money in people's pockets.
  • GM shuts down Maven car share service in all markets including Toronto

    TORONTO - General Motors says it has permanently shut down its Maven car sharing service in all markets including Toronto after suspending operations in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • UN list targets firms linked to Israeli settlements

    JERUSALEM - The U.N. human rights office on Wednesday released a list of more than 100 companies it said are complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank — a first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses that has drawn fierce Israeli condemnation.
  • Rental buildings making a comeback as housing crunch pushes demand, returns

    TORONTO - Matthew Boukall remembers a couple of years back at a conference in Calgary, where someone got confused over the difference between condo and rental apartment builds.
  • Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year

    SAN FRANCISCO - Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally of the Magic Kingdom.

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