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Emerging talents in spotlight at hybrid Paris Fashion Week

Emerging talents in spotlight at hybrid Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — A spattering of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows began in earnest this week for the fall-winter season, with French virus restrictions forcing many to an online-only presence.
Hexo unveils expected savings from strategic plan, facility reconfiguration

Hexo unveils expected savings from strategic plan, facility reconfiguration

GATINEAU, Que. — Hexo Corp. says it expects its new strategic plan to reduce selling, general and administrative expenses by about 30 per cent by the end of fiscal 2023. The Gatineau, Que.
US begins offering 1B free COVID tests, but many more needed

US begins offering 1B free COVID tests, but many more needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, people across the U.S. can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests.
Toronto lab finds security vulnerabilities, censorship framework in Olympic app

Toronto lab finds security vulnerabilities, censorship framework in Olympic app

TORONTO — Researchers at a Toronto-based tech laboratory have uncovered security vulnerabilities and censorship frameworks in an app all 2022 Beijing Olympics attendees must use.
X-Men, Avengers assemble to invest record US$620 million in Toronto's 1Password

X-Men, Avengers assemble to invest record US$620 million in Toronto's 1Password

TORONTO — A slew of celebrities and venture capital firms have thrown their support behind 1Password with a US$620-million investment the company says is a new Canadian record.

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales up 3.5% at $75.6B in November

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in November, helped by gains in the building materials and supplies, and miscellaneous products subsectors. The agency says wholesale sales rose 3.
US home construction rises third straight month in December

US home construction rises third straight month in December

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Construction of new homes in the U.S. rose for the third consecutive month in December and data released Wednesday suggests that the frantic pace of building will continue this year.

Here's a list December inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 4.8 per cent in December, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 4.2 per cent (4.2) — Prince Edward Island: 6.

Here's a list of December inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 4.8 per cent in December, Statistics Canada says.
Barrick produced 1.2 million ounces of gold and 126 million pounds of copper in Q4

Barrick produced 1.2 million ounces of gold and 126 million pounds of copper in Q4

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. says its preliminary results show production in its fourth quarter totalled 1.20 million ounces of gold and 126 million pounds of copper. The gold miner says the production came as sales amounted to 1.