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Taliban militants violently disperse rare Afghan protest

Taliban militants violently disperse rare Afghan protest

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants attacked protesters Wednesday in Afghanistan who dared to take down their banner and replace it with the country's flag, killing at least one person and fueling fears about how the insurgents would govern t
CDPQ earns 5.6 per cent in first half of 2021, beats its benchmark index

CDPQ earns 5.6 per cent in first half of 2021, beats its benchmark index

MONTREAL — Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec says it earned a return of 5.6 per cent in the first half of the year. The Quebec fund manager says the result for the six months ended June 30 beat its benchmark index's 4.4 per cent return.
Ex-head of Purdue denies responsibility for opioid crisis

Ex-head of Purdue denies responsibility for opioid crisis

The former president and board chair of Purdue Pharma told a court Wednesday that he, his family and the company are not responsible for the opioid crisis in the United States.
Maritime farmers ship hay to drought-stricken Prairies as ranchers run out of feed

Maritime farmers ship hay to drought-stricken Prairies as ranchers run out of feed

CALGARY — Farmers in the Maritimes are pitching in to help their drought-stricken Prairie counterparts facing a "devastating" situation.
Annual pace of inflation hits 3.7 per cent in July, largest rise since 2011

Annual pace of inflation hits 3.7 per cent in July, largest rise since 2011

OTTAWA — The annual pace of inflation rose to 3.7 per cent in July, Statistics Canada says, marking the biggest increase since May 2011 as price growth accelerated across much of the consumer price index and in all provinces.
Housing construction slumps 7% in July to 1.53 million units

Housing construction slumps 7% in July to 1.53 million units

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home construction fell a sharp 7% in July as homebuilders struggled to cope with a variety of headwinds. The July decline put home construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.

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

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 3.7 per cent in July, Statistics Canada says.

Here's a list July inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 3.7 per cent in July, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 4.4 per cent (3.5) — Prince Edward Island: 6.

Atco says CFO Dennis DeChamplain died unexpectedly of coronary failure

CALGARY — Atco Ltd. says Dennis DeChamplain, chief financial officer of both Atco and Canadian Utilities Ltd., died unexpectedly from coronary failure on Monday.
Fueled by winds, largest wildfire moves near California city

Fueled by winds, largest wildfire moves near California city

GRIZZLY FLATS, Calif.
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