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OPEC+ boosts oil output by slower pace than previous months

OPEC+ boosts oil output by slower pace than previous months

The OPEC oil cartel and its allies decided Wednesday to boost production in September by a much slower pace than in previous months at a time of high gasoline prices and unstable energy supplies exacerbated by the war Russia has waged on Ukraine .
Recipe Unlimited Corp. reports 55% system sales increase, net income down

Recipe Unlimited Corp. reports 55% system sales increase, net income down

VAUGHAN, Ont. — The company behind Harvey's, Swiss Chalet and other restaurant franchises says it saw a 55.4 per cent jump in system sales in the second quarter compared with last year as customers returned to in-restaurant dining.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners posts strong second quarter results

TORONTO — Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP reported strong second quarter results as funds from operations (FFO) jumped 30 per cent compared with the same quarter last year.
Price matching, loyalty programs adding to race for lowest cannabis prices

Price matching, loyalty programs adding to race for lowest cannabis prices

TORONTO — It's hard to miss the smattering of cannabis store signs aiming to lure in customers with deep discounts and flashy membership programs along the stretch of Front Street East leading to Toronto's St. Lawrence Market.

Semtech Corp. buying B.C.-based Sierra Wireless for US$1.2 billion

VANCOUVER — Semtech Corp. says it's buying Vancouver-based Sierra Wireless in an all-cash deal that values the cellular technology provider at US$1.2 billion.
Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed on to Lebanon.
Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners

Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners

NEW YORK (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients.
'The most expensive part of your years': Parents feel inflation's squeeze

'The most expensive part of your years': Parents feel inflation's squeeze

MONTREAL — With inflation at a nearly 40-year high, Canadians are feeling the financial strain. In a six-part series this summer, The Canadian Press is speaking to people at different stages of life to see where they’re being hit the hardest.
S. Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

S. Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rural South Korean town is getting roasted over its video ad on garlic that some farmers say stinks of obscenity and has even sexually objectified the agricultural product.
Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen King didn't break any legal ground on the stand Tuesday as he testified against his own publisher's efforts to merge with Penguin Random House.