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Fed to signal rate hike as it launches risky inflation fight

Fed to signal rate hike as it launches risky inflation fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — With inflation punishing consumers and threatening the economy, the Federal Reserve this week will likely signal its intent to begin raising interest rates in March for the first time in three years.

Energy infrastructure firm Enerflex signs all-stock deal to buy U.S. company Exterran

CALGARY — Enerflex Ltd. has signed an all-stock deal to buy U.S. company Exterran Corp. in an agreement that values the company at about US$735 million. Under the transaction, Enerflex will issue 1.021 of its shares for each Exterran share.
Freshii partners with 7-Eleven Canada to sell food in 600 convenience stores

Freshii partners with 7-Eleven Canada to sell food in 600 convenience stores

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. has announced a deal with 7-Eleven Canada to sell food in the chain's convenience stores across the country. Toronto-based Freshii says its Energii Bites snacks will be available in roughly 600 locations across Canada.
‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream'

‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream'

After spending one weekend in second place, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” proved it still had some fight left.
CBS retools streaming service to better resemble TV network

CBS retools streaming service to better resemble TV network

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News says it is retooling its streaming service to better incorporate programs and personalities from the television network.
Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

Assange wins first stage in effort to appeal US extradition

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to appeal a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges.
NB Power seeks unprecedented 25-year licence for Point Lepreau nuclear power station

NB Power seeks unprecedented 25-year licence for Point Lepreau nuclear power station

FREDERICTON — The licence for Atlantic Canada's only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that operates the aging CANDU-6 reactor is seeking to renew it for an unprecedented 25-year term.
1-month lockdown lifts in Chinese city, 2M in Beijing tested

1-month lockdown lifts in Chinese city, 2M in Beijing tested

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities lifted a monthlong lockdown on the northern city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents Monday as infections subside ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in less than two weeks.
Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

Canadians flocking to food rescue apps to reduce grocery bills and waste

TORONTO — When Gillian Pulfer picked up roasted sweet potato soup, flank steak and chicken salad from a Toronto Pusateri’s Fine Foods for $10 last weekend, the deal was too good not to brag about. "It's a more high-end, luxury grocery store...
Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making moment

Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making moment

PARIS (AP) — It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo on Sunday as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house founder Kenzo Takada.