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In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos.
Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Canadian winner of what is arguably the piano world’s most important competition says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown helped him concentrate on music, and now he'll have to try to retain the sense of inner peace he gained.
Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug said an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding about 200 unreleased songs and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash.
Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosamund Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime Video series based on Robert Jordan's “The Wheel of Time" books, also took on the epic task of narrating the audio edition of the late author's fantasy classic “The Eye of the World.
US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers.
For sleepy Hong Kong residents, 5-hour bus tour is a snooze

For sleepy Hong Kong residents, 5-hour bus tour is a snooze

HONG KONG (AP) — Travel-starved, sleep-deprived residents might find a new Hong Kong bus tour to be a snooze.

CI Financial buying U.S. wealth management firm McCutchen Group

TORONTO — CI Financial Corp. has signed a deal to buy U.S. wealth management firm McCutchen Group LLC. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available. Seattle-based McCutchen Group has US$3.4 billion in assets under management.
Canadians plan to spend more this holiday and return to stores, says survey

Canadians plan to spend more this holiday and return to stores, says survey

TORONTO — A Retail Council of Canada survey says Canadians are planning to spend more this holiday season as they prepare to return to stores in greater numbers a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many to shop online.

PPP is gone, but government help for small businesses isn't

The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Quebec schools and parents alarmed by reports of children mimicking 'Squid Game'

Quebec schools and parents alarmed by reports of children mimicking 'Squid Game'

MONTREAL — The massive popularity of the Netflix series "Squid Game," which features adults playing children's games turned deadly, has led to fears among Quebec parents and school boards that the violence is being mimicked on school playgrounds.