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Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a jud
Couche-Tard says inflation may be contributing to rise in black market smokes

Couche-Tard says inflation may be contributing to rise in black market smokes

The rising cost of living may have contributed to a surge in cigarette smuggling in Canada, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said Wednesday. “In Canada, we felt pressure on our cigarette sales.
Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden.
IBM Canada promises 250 tech jobs for Calgary with creation of innovation centre

IBM Canada promises 250 tech jobs for Calgary with creation of innovation centre

CALGARY — IBM Canada says it will establish a new Client Innovation Centre for Western Canada in downtown Calgary. The company says its announcement will create 250 new tech sector jobs in the city.
Corporate diversity roles fraught with retention issues, emotional toll

Corporate diversity roles fraught with retention issues, emotional toll

TORONTO — When Steph Rebello took her first job spearheading equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) efforts, she was excited to make change in the corporate world — but less than two years later, she was burned out.
US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed

US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace in the first three months of the year, the government reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate for January-March quarter.

EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch proposed Wednesday a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, including some vaping items, as part of its plan to fight cancer.
Corporate sponsorships a powerful tool in advancing social change: Experts

Corporate sponsorships a powerful tool in advancing social change: Experts

Scotiabank's move to pause its sponsorship of Hockey Canada until the organization takes steps to "improve the culture" within the sport is the latest example of the growing trend among big corporations using their heft to advance social change, expe
FTC sues Walmart for scammers' use of money transfer unit

FTC sues Walmart for scammers' use of money transfer unit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole “hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers.
Companies pause Hockey Canada sponsorships in wake of sex assault allegations

Companies pause Hockey Canada sponsorships in wake of sex assault allegations

Some major corporations are putting their Hockey Canada sponsorships on ice. Scotiabank said Tuesday the pause will last until it's confident the right steps are taken to improve the culture within the sport