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Existing US home sales fell in August, price growth slowed

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in August and prices that have been soaring eased, the latest sign the housing market is cooling as intense competition leaves many would-be buyers on the sidelines.

Netflix buys Wonka author Dahl's catalog

LONDON (AP) — Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children's books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The video streaming giant said Wednesday that it acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co.
House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP

House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday night to fund the government into early December, suspend the federal debt limit and provide disaster and refugee aid, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Republicans who oppose the package despite the pro

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,244.29, up 89.75 points.) Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up 42 cents, or 1.02 per cent, to $41.64 on 16.
Need for life insurance for young people depends on circumstances

Need for life insurance for young people depends on circumstances

Des Carter made the decision to buy life insurance five years ago when he and his partner were looking to buy their first home together after learning a hard lesson when his mother died without insurance.

Business groups urge Trudeau to focus on pandemic recovery in election's aftermath

CALGARY — Business groups say pandemic recovery should be the newly re-elected Liberal government's top priority. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says politicians must 'get back to work' after Monday's election.

Market debut of Universal Music Group is a smash hit

The market debut of Universal Music Group was a hit with investors Tuesday with optimism about the future of steaming music running high. Shares jumped nearly 40 per cent to almost $26 per share in trading on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange.
Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is a familiar name on bestseller lists, but her personal reading tastes run to books most haven't heard about.

US home construction up 3.9% in August after July drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction increases 3.9% in August with the strength coming in apartment construction. The August increase left home construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.62 million units, 17.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.