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A muted Black Friday for Canadians amid inflation, online shopping and longer deals

A muted Black Friday for Canadians amid inflation, online shopping and longer deals

Canadians hunting for Black Friday deals did so without facing long lines or crowded shopping malls this year, as an extended period of sales and decades-high inflation weighs on consumers and prompts some to rein in spending.
Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired .
Toronto Star parent company names new CEO, newspaper 'parting ways' with ex-president

Toronto Star parent company names new CEO, newspaper 'parting ways' with ex-president

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. says Neil Oliver will become the new chief executive of the Toronto Star newspaper's parent company.
Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities

Global movement pushing Amazon for better wages to reach Quebec facilities

Former Amazon.com Inc. workers and labour organizers visited some of the e-commerce giant's Quebec locations Friday as part of a global movement urging the company to stop "squeezing" workers, communities and the planet.
New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'

New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week.
New this week: 'Riches,' Robert Downey Sr. and BTS’ RM

New this week: 'Riches,' Robert Downey Sr. and BTS’ RM

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Robert Downey Jr.
Federal government posts $1.7 billion surplus for April to September period

Federal government posts $1.7 billion surplus for April to September period

OTTAWA — The federal government posted a surplus of $1.7 billion during the first six months of the 2022-23 fiscal year. In its monthly fiscal monitor, the finance department says the surplus between April and September compares to a deficit of $68.
Adidas investigates after ex-workers allege Ye misconduct

Adidas investigates after ex-workers allege Ye misconduct

LONDON (AP) — Adidas says it is investigating allegations of inappropriate workplace conduct by the rapper formerly known as Kanye West that ex-employees made in an anonymous letter also accusing the German sportswear brand of looking the other way.
'We’re going to be packed': World Cup brings traffic boost to restaurants and bars

'We’re going to be packed': World Cup brings traffic boost to restaurants and bars

TORONTO — The FIFA World Cup is bringing a welcome surge in traffic to restaurants and bars. Rocco Mastrangelo Jr.
Jordan Bitove takes full ownership of Torstar after rift

Jordan Bitove takes full ownership of Torstar after rift

Toronto Star publisher Jordan Bitove has taken sole control of the newspaper's parent company effective Thursday as part of an arbitration deal with co-owner Paul Rivett, according to Torstar Corp.