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Japan ekes out growth as consumers splurge amid COVID surge

Japan ekes out growth as consumers splurge amid COVID surge

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2% for the April-June quarter from the previous quarter, the government said Monday, as consumer spending rebounded with COVID-19 restrictions getting gradually lifted.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz coming to Canada to meet with Trudeau, business leaders

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz coming to Canada to meet with Trudeau, business leaders

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will accompany the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, on a brief Canadian visit later this month that will include stops in Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville in western Newfoundland, his office announced on Sa

Va. police: Over a dozen injured when car crashes into pub

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Two people remained in critical condition on Saturday among the more than a dozen who were injured after a vehicle crashed into a northern Virginia pub and restaurant, according to authorities.

Driver arrested after shots fired on the 401, Yorkdale mall goes into lockdown

Toronto police say a major city shopping centre briefly went into lockdown this afternoon after officers received reports of a man driving on Highway 401 shooting a gun into the air before turning onto the premises.

Man charged in death of co-worker at Michigan GM plant

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 48-year-old man was charged with open murder Friday in connection with a fatal assault at the General Motors assembly plant in Orion Township, a sheriff said.

Gang violence leaves 11 dead in Mexican border city

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang riot inside a border prison that left two inmates dead quickly spread to the streets of Ciudad Juarez where alleged gang members killed nine more people, including four employees of a radio station, security officials said F
Kia/Hyundai seat belt pretensioners under investigation

Kia/Hyundai seat belt pretensioners under investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation has opened a query into seat belt pretensioners on certain 2020-2022 Kia/Hyundai vehicles, saying that they may rupture or explode.
Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country.
Luxury goods tax on super-rich could hit electric vehicles: expert

Luxury goods tax on super-rich could hit electric vehicles: expert

OTTAWA — A new tax on yachts, luxury cars and private aircraft designed to hit the super-rich could also cover vehicles meant to help the environment, a tax expert warns. The luxury goods tax, which will come into force on Sept.

Unifor calls for national auto strategy, dedicated ministry to capture EV potential

TORONTO — Unifor is calling for a national auto strategy, and a dedicated federal government ministry to lead it, at a time of "significant and uncertain change" in the industry amid the transition to electric vehicles.