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Food prices set to increase — again — as blackout on price hikes ends at some stores

Food prices set to increase — again — as blackout on price hikes ends at some stores

TORONTO — Higher grocery prices are expected to hit stores across Canada soon as a blackout on price increases over the holiday season comes to an end. Last fall, Loblaw Cos. Ltd.
Job market still hot, December openings rise to 11 million

Job market still hot, December openings rise to 11 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings rose to 11 million in December, delivering a setback to the Federal Reserve's effort to cool a hot job market. Openings were up from 10.
Andrew Tate loses appeal in Romania, to be held 30 more days

Andrew Tate loses appeal in Romania, to be held 30 more days

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Andrew Tate lost his appeal at a Romanian court and will be held for a further 30 days, an official said Wednesday.
Immigration increase alone won't fix the labour market, experts say

Immigration increase alone won't fix the labour market, experts say

Experts say Canada’s plan to increase immigration may ease some pressures in the labour market, but bigger changes are needed to ensure new permanent residents are matched with the jobs that most need filling.
Canaccord Genuity buying Mercer's Canadian private wealth business

Canaccord Genuity buying Mercer's Canadian private wealth business

TORONTO — Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. has signed a deal to acquire the Canadian private wealth business of Mercer Global Investments Canada Ltd. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
TC Energy raises expected cost of Coastal GasLink project to $14.5 billion

TC Energy raises expected cost of Coastal GasLink project to $14.5 billion

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. is raising its estimate for the cost of its Coastal GasLink project to $14.5 billion, up from an earlier estimate of $11.2 billion.
CGI reports $382.4M first-quarter profit, up from $367.4M a year earlier

CGI reports $382.4M first-quarter profit, up from $367.4M a year earlier

MONTREAL — CGI Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $382.4 million, up from $367.4 million a year earlier, as its revenue rose more than 10 per cent. The technology and business consulting firm says the profit amounted to $1.
Investors not walking the talk when voting on climate commitments: report

Investors not walking the talk when voting on climate commitments: report

TORONTO — A report from an investor-focused advocacy group raises questions about how well some of Canada's biggest investors are meeting their climate commitments.
European inflation eases for third month to 8.5%

European inflation eases for third month to 8.5%

LONDON (AP) — Europe's inflation rate dipped at the start of the year, giving some relief to consumers but still leaving them facing higher prices. The consumer price index for the 20 countries that use the euro currency fell to 8.
ODSP earning exemption increases but it's not as beneficial as it seems: advocates

ODSP earning exemption increases but it's not as beneficial as it seems: advocates

OTTAWA — Some days, Terrie Meehan goes long stretches eating just one meal a day to stretch out her food supply. The $1,100 a month she receives from the Ontario Disability Support Program just doesn't stretch that far.