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Walmart posts another strong quarter, but shoppers are spending less per trip as inflation subsides

Walmart posts another strong quarter, but shoppers are spending less per trip as inflation subsides

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported another quarter of stellar results, ending the year on a high note as its low prices attract shoppers looking for deals in a an economically challenging environment for many.
Dreaming of summer peaches? Some gardening tips for growing a peach tree in many climates

Dreaming of summer peaches? Some gardening tips for growing a peach tree in many climates

I planted my first peach tree last June, five months before Pantone named Peach Fuzz the 2024 color of the year . How serendipitous! Today peachy tones are showing up everywhere, from TV backdrops to home furnishings, clothing and brand logos.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 25-March 2

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 25-March 2: Feb. 25: Actor Ann McCrea (“The Donna Reed Show”) is 93. Actor Tom Courtenay (“Dr. Zhivago”) is 87. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 87. Actor Diane Baker is 86.

Here's a list January inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's annual inflation rate was 2.9 per cent in January, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 2.5 per cent (3.4) — Prince Edward Island: 1.6 per cent (2.

Here's a list of January inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's annual inflation rate was 2.9 per cent in January, Statistics Canada says.
Transform Asian kitchen staples into an umami-packed vegetarian soup

Transform Asian kitchen staples into an umami-packed vegetarian soup

It’s a common misconception that the best soups require long ingredient lists and hours of simmering. In fact, just a handful of high-flavor items can be transformed into an umami-bomb of a soup in just 45 minutes.
Millennial Money: It’s time to change your investment strategy

Millennial Money: It’s time to change your investment strategy

The passage of time feels like it creeps, then pounces: Suddenly, party conversation focuses on real estate, how we’re going to bed earlier and our realization that we have no idea what type of jeans to wear.
Commercial production at new Methanex plant in Louisiana delayed after problems

Commercial production at new Methanex plant in Louisiana delayed after problems

VANCOUVER — Methanex Corp. says commercial production at its new methanol plant in Louisiana has been delayed due to complications during the late stages of its initial startup process.
Employees' strike at the Eiffel Tower turns visitors away for a second day

Employees' strike at the Eiffel Tower turns visitors away for a second day

PARIS (AP) — A strike at the Eiffel Tower over poor financial management turned away visitors on Tuesday for the second consecutive day.
Founder of Japanese dollar-store chain Daiso dies; he was 80

Founder of Japanese dollar-store chain Daiso dies; he was 80

TOKYO (AP) — Hirotake Yano, who founded the retail chain Daiso known for its 100-yen shops, Japan’s equivalent of the dollar store, has died. He was 80. Yano died Feb. 12 of heart failure, Daiso Industries Co. said in a statement Monday.