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Rent prices grew at record pace in 2022 as Canada saw lowest vacancy rate in decades

Rent prices grew at record pace in 2022 as Canada saw lowest vacancy rate in decades

TORONTO — Rent prices in Canada grew at a record pace last year as the country saw the lowest vacancy rate since 2001, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said.
FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market.
US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

US economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession.
House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

House post returning to First Nation after 138 years, and decades in Harvard storage

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — A First Nations house post is being returned to its home in British Columbia after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. A statement from the Gitxaala Nation on B.
Wall Street rises to hit best level in nearly eight weeks

Wall Street rises to hit best level in nearly eight weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Thursday to send Wall Street to its highest level in nearly eight weeks following reports suggesting the economy and corporate profits may be doing better than feared. The S&P 500 rose 1.
Manitoba sending second round of cheques to help with inflation

Manitoba sending second round of cheques to help with inflation

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is issuing a second round of cheques to help people deal with inflation in a move that critics say has more to do with boosting the governing Progressive Conservatives' chances in the next election.
Home Depot gave personal data to Meta without valid customer consent: watchdog

Home Depot gave personal data to Meta without valid customer consent: watchdog

OTTAWA — Retailer Home Depot shared details from electronic receipts with Meta, which owns the social media platform Facebook, without the knowledge or consent of customers, the federal privacy watchdog has found.
Via Rail tells MPs passengers stuck on train for 18 hours were in 'unique' situation

Via Rail tells MPs passengers stuck on train for 18 hours were in 'unique' situation

OTTAWA — The CEO of Via Rail says that after a tree fell on a passenger train as it travelled on CN Rail tracks during the holidays, it took the freight company longer than hoped to clear it — and passengers on board were stuck for 18 hours.
Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

(RNS) — When actor Daniel Franzese visited Jerusalem in November, he looked for God in all the usual places.
HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November.
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