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S&P/TSX composite up in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets down

S&P/TSX composite up in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets down

TORONTO — Gains in the energy, technology and telecommunications sectors helped lead Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets fell. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 76.28 points at 20,233.93.
May retail sales fell 1.3% as Americans spend less on goods

May retail sales fell 1.3% as Americans spend less on goods

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell in May, dragged down by a decline in auto sales and a shift by Americans to spend more on vacations and other services instead of goods. Total sales dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.
Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

OTTAWA — The Bloc Québécois is taking a second stab at getting MPs to recognize Quebec's right to unilaterally change the Constitution in line with proposed reforms to the province's language law.
New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragedies of Brian Wilson's life is a rock ‘n’ roll story well told .
Airbus-Boeing deal still leaves other US-EU rifts unresolved

Airbus-Boeing deal still leaves other US-EU rifts unresolved

BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long-running dispute over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will mean the phase-out of billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions.
May home sales fell 7.4 per cent, but will hit record-setting level this year: CREA

May home sales fell 7.4 per cent, but will hit record-setting level this year: CREA

Home sales across the country are starting to slow from highs seen earlier in the year, but the Canadian Real Estate Association still expects the number of transactions during 2021 to set a new record.
Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march

Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists gathered Tuesday near Jerusalem's Old City ahead of a contentious march that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture

In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a huge ballroom in a Buenos Aires basement, the tables are stacked. On the orchestra stage, the piano lid is closed near unplugged speakers and billboard images of tango celebrities.

MacKenzie Scott announces she's donating $2.7 billion

MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity issues, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations.

US industrial production up 0.8% in May, factory output 0.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surging output of cars, trucks and auto parts pulled U.S. factory production up 0.9% in May. Adding utilities and mines, overall U.S. industrial production climbed 0.8% in May from April, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.