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Slimmed-down Billy Gardell savors TV success, family life

Slimmed-down Billy Gardell savors TV success, family life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Gardell is scrupulous about giving credit where it’s due, at home and at work. He describes his wife, Patty, as the “North star” who helped him through tough times and kept their family on track.
Consumer sentiment in Canada posts biggest drop since pandemic onset amid inflation

Consumer sentiment in Canada posts biggest drop since pandemic onset amid inflation

Canadians are growing increasingly pessimistic about the economy as inflation drives up the cost of nearly everything and higher interest rates loom. The Conference Board of Canada said Friday consumer confidence decreased 11.

Hyundai announces $5.5B electric vehicle plant in Georgia

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group officials confirmed Friday the company will spend $5.
Via Rail Canada CEO Cynthia Garneau stepping down: federal transport minister

Via Rail Canada CEO Cynthia Garneau stepping down: federal transport minister

MONTREAL — The federal transport minister says Via Rail Canada Inc. president and CEO Cynthia Garneau has resigned. Omar Alghabra says Garneau's resignation is effective Friday and comes three years after she was appointed CEO in May 2019.
'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself.
Unifor members ratify new contract at Resolute Forest Products' pulp and paper mills

Unifor members ratify new contract at Resolute Forest Products' pulp and paper mills

MONTREAL — Unifor says workers it represents at Resolute Forest Products' pulp and paper mills in Canada have voted to approve a new contract reached last week. The union says 89.
Gas prices down slightly from record highs earlier this week

Gas prices down slightly from record highs earlier this week

CALGARY — Gasoline prices in Canada have declined slightly just before the May long weekend, but it's still expected to be a pricey summer at the pumps. As of midday Friday, the average retail price at the pump across Canada was $1.
Ottawa to conduct public interest assessment of WestJet-Sunwing deal

Ottawa to conduct public interest assessment of WestJet-Sunwing deal

OTTAWA — The federal government will conduct a public interest assessment of WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s deal to buy Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations.
New this week: Dinosaurs, Def Leppard and 'The Responder'

New this week: Dinosaurs, Def Leppard and 'The Responder'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

Canada facing shortage of allergy-friendly baby formula, feds say

OTTAWA — Federal authorities are acknowledging that Canada is facing a shortage of formulas for babies with food allergies and some health conditions.