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Existing US home sales up in June; prices reach new heights

Existing US home sales up in June; prices reach new heights

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose in June, snapping a four-month losing streak, while strong demand for higher-end properties and ultra-low mortgage rates helped push prices to new highs. Existing homes sales rose 1.
Milwaukee Bucks' fans celebrate NBA championship with parade

Milwaukee Bucks' fans celebrate NBA championship with parade

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to squeeze into downtown streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of the Milwaukee Bucks in a parade that celebrates the city’s first NBA championship in half a century.
Amazon cancels Prime Day in Canada in 2021 due to COVID-19 after postponing in 2020

Amazon cancels Prime Day in Canada in 2021 due to COVID-19 after postponing in 2020

TORONTO — Amazon has cancelled its Prime Day marketing event in Canada this year due to the impact of COVID-19 on its operations.
Unifor issues 72-hour strike notice at Rio Tinto facilities in Kitimat, Kemano, B.C.

Unifor issues 72-hour strike notice at Rio Tinto facilities in Kitimat, Kemano, B.C.

KITIMAT, B.C. — The union representing Rio Tinto employees in British Columbia has issued a 72-hour strike notice after nearly seven weeks of negotiations.
What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. A small number of such cases are expected and health officials say they're not a cause for alarm .
Alanis Obomsawin, Denis Villeneuve to get TIFF Tribute Awards at Toronto film fest

Alanis Obomsawin, Denis Villeneuve to get TIFF Tribute Awards at Toronto film fest

TORONTO — Acclaimed filmmakers Alanis Obomsawin and Denis Villeneuve will be honoured at the TIFF Tribute Awards fundraiser during the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Small business group launches petition to maintain government financial supports

Small business group launches petition to maintain government financial supports

TORONTO — A group representing Canada's small business sector has launched a petition pressing the federal government to halt the phasing out of financial support programs.

Spain: Judge jails suspect wanted by US in 2020 Twitter hack

MADRID (AP) — A British man wanted in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack that compromised dozens of influential accounts has been jailed in Spain while he awaits possible extradition.
US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy.
ECB says low rates to stay until the job is done

ECB says low rates to stay until the job is done

FRANKFURT — Facing unease over the spread of a more-contagious variant of the coronavirus, the European Central Bank said it would maintain its stimulus in the form of ultra-low interest rates until inflation “durably” reaches its 2% target.