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Manulife Bank names new CEO, current head Rick Lunny to retire

Manulife Bank names new CEO, current head Rick Lunny to retire

TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. says Rick Lunny, president and CEO of Manulife Bank, is retiring at the end of February.
Calgary housing activity to moderate this year, prices to remain strong: board

Calgary housing activity to moderate this year, prices to remain strong: board

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says it expects the city’s housing market activity to moderate this year after record sales were experienced in 2021, but tight conditions will linger.
Anxious about math? It could be impacting your finances

Anxious about math? It could be impacting your finances

TORONTO — When Jenny Dickson goes grocery shopping, they only buy off-brand foods or items on sale for fear of overestimating how much money they have available in their bank account.
IMF cuts world, Canadian growth in 2022 forecast due to omicron, other woes

IMF cuts world, Canadian growth in 2022 forecast due to omicron, other woes

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its forecast for the world economy this year, citing the spread of COVID-19's omicron variant, higher energy prices, an uptick in inflation and financial strains in China.
US consumer confidence remains high after January downturn

US consumer confidence remains high after January downturn

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence declined this month as persistent inflation and the highly-contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus dinged the optimism of Americans.
Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant . Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday.

Michigan OKs $824M in incentives for GM's EV, battery plants

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's economic development board on Tuesday approved $824 million in incentives and assistance for General Motors Co. to put electric vehicle and battery plants in its home state, adding as many as 4,000 jobs.
UAE sheikhdom to allow gaming as Wynn Resorts plans project

UAE sheikhdom to allow gaming as Wynn Resorts plans project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the seven sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it will allow “gaming” while announcing a multibillion-dollar deal with casino giant Wynn Resorts.
Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists

Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists

An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the fin
Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

A group of truckers has garnered millions in fundraising dollars from droves of supporters as it drives across the country to protest vaccine mandates, despite the vast majority of big-riggers having been jabbed and one expert warning of ties to cons