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Retail sales rise 0.9% in April as consumers show resilience

Retail sales rise 0.9% in April as consumers show resilience

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose 0.9% in April, a solid increase that underscores Americans' ability to keep ramping up spending even as inflation persists at nearly a 40-year high.
Review: Actress Selma Blair bares soul in captivating memoir

Review: Actress Selma Blair bares soul in captivating memoir

"Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up,” by Selma Blair (Alfred A. Knopf) Most people probably know Selma Blair from her memorable roles in late ‘90s/early '00’s hit films such as “Cruel Intentions," “Legally Blonde” and “Hellboy.
Gardening: A tomato lover's 7 tips for growing them big

Gardening: A tomato lover's 7 tips for growing them big

Tomatoes are not only my favorite backyard crop -- they’re also the most popular among American home gardeners.
Tim Hortons reprises marketing collaboration with Justin Bieber, launches Biebs Brew

Tim Hortons reprises marketing collaboration with Justin Bieber, launches Biebs Brew

A match made in marketing heaven between Tim Hortons and Justin Bieber is back with a new French vanilla-flavoured chilled coffee. Biebs Brew is the pop star's rendition of the coffee chain's cold brew coffee launched last year.

Millennial Money: Learn your parents’ financial plans ASAP

My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents, will die. I promise I’m not trying to depress you.
Home Depot overcomes slow start to year, rising home prices

Home Depot overcomes slow start to year, rising home prices

Home Depot's first-quarter sales improved despite a slow spring start and the home improvement chain raised its full-year guidance. Revenue increased about 4% to $38.
Walmart profit hit as inflation afflicts low-wage earners

Walmart profit hit as inflation afflicts low-wage earners

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported stronger sales for the first quarter, but its profit took a beating as the nation's largest retailer grappled with surging inflation on food and fuel and higher costs from a snarled global supply chain.
Queen makes surprise appearance to mark new subway line

Queen makes surprise appearance to mark new subway line

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor.
Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Tuesday ruled again that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be extradited to Spain, where he has been sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family.
NAC revives pandemic-stalled shows for mix of new and old gems to lure back audiences

NAC revives pandemic-stalled shows for mix of new and old gems to lure back audiences

Following two seasons scuttled by the pandemic, the National Arts Centre is inviting audiences back to its stages with a mix of new and revived shows.