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Metro faces supplier pressure, expects higher grocery prices in the future

Metro faces supplier pressure, expects higher grocery prices in the future

Customers of Metro Inc. should prepare themselves for higher prices as the Canadian grocery giant says it is facing pressure from suppliers to accept higher prices in light of the ongoing tariff dispute with the United States, its CEO said Wednesday.
Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

DENVER — A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S.

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

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A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

NEW YORK — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated? The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth
US factory output rose solid 0.3 per cent in July

US factory output rose solid 0.3 per cent in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing output rose a solid 0.3 per cent last month, led by increased production of cars, electronics, and appliances.

Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies

WASHINGTON — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.
BMO launches blockchain-based pilot for fixed-income transactions

BMO launches blockchain-based pilot for fixed-income transactions

TORONTO — The Bank of Montreal's capital markets arm says it has successfully launched a pilot involving the use of blockchain in a Canadian dollar debt deal transaction.
As service refusals make headlines, experts say businesses usually in the wrong

As service refusals make headlines, experts say businesses usually in the wrong

Two Canadian businesses that recently made headlines for refusing customers have learned the hard way that there are few circumstances in which they can legally deny service to a patron.
Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal — a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S.
White House admits error for false claim on black employment

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

WASHINGTON — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.