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High interest rates threaten rollout of green economy: Wood Mackenzie report

High interest rates threaten rollout of green economy: Wood Mackenzie report

CALGARY — A new report says if high interest rates persist, it will be harder and more costly for society to transition to a net-zero economy.
S&P/TSX composite up more than 100 points in a broad-based rally

S&P/TSX composite up more than 100 points in a broad-based rally

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was up more than 100 points in a broad-based rally on Thursday, while U.S. stock markets also pushed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 131.00 points at 21,787.05.
Starbucks is introducing a cold drink cup made with less plastic

Starbucks is introducing a cold drink cup made with less plastic

Booming sales of cold drinks at Starbucks have created a problem: growing amounts of plastic waste from the single-use cups that Frappuccinos, Refreshers, cold brews and other iced drinks are served in.
Google fires 28 workers after office sit-ins to protest cloud contract with Israel

Google fires 28 workers after office sit-ins to protest cloud contract with Israel

Google has fired 28 employees involved in protests over the tech company's cloud computing contract with the Israeli government, according to statements from the company and campaigners.
Media mogul Randi Zuckerberg says creators should disclose when they've used AI

Media mogul Randi Zuckerberg says creators should disclose when they've used AI

TORONTO — Randi Zuckerberg says she thinks creators should start disclosing when they've used artificial intelligence to produce work.
Getting the lowest mortgage rates in a high interest rate world

Getting the lowest mortgage rates in a high interest rate world

TORONTO — Mortgage shopping isn’t getting much easier these days.
Sluggish start for spring homebuying season as home sales fall in March with mortgage rates rising

Sluggish start for spring homebuying season as home sales fall in March with mortgage rates rising

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The spring homebuying season is off to a sluggish start as home shoppers contend with elevated mortgage rates and rising prices. Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell 4.
Plant-based sector focused on better price, taste and texture amid consumer wariness

Plant-based sector focused on better price, taste and texture amid consumer wariness

TORONTO — The plant-based protein industry is focused on improving the price, taste and texture of its products as it weathers a period of consumer wariness brought on by the rising cost of living.
These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2024

These companies have laid off Canadian workers in 2024

TORONTO — Canadians are continuing to be laid off as part of a wave of job cuts that began in 2023 as companies assessed their operations after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic passed.
The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits holds steady as labor market remains strong

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits holds steady as labor market remains strong

The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits didn't change last week as the labor market continues to defy efforts by the Federal Reserve to cool hiring.
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