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US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in Q1

US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in Q1

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% rate in the first three months of the year, but much of that gain was based on temporary factors that will likely fade, leaving growth much slower in the current quarter.
Couture Council to honour Louboutin and his red-soled shoes

Couture Council to honour Louboutin and his red-soled shoes

NEW YORK — From a tiny bottle of nail polish, a luxury fashion empire was born.
US pending home sales fell 1.5% in April

US pending home sales fell 1.5% in April

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts on homes in April compared with the prior month, potentially signalling that rising prices have outweighed recent declines in mortgage rates.
Are you on speaking terms with your old pensions? Ignoring them could cost you

Are you on speaking terms with your old pensions? Ignoring them could cost you

TORONTO — If you haven't thought about the pension funds you've racked up at previous jobs for a while, it might be a good idea to check in.
Negotiations continued through the night in effort to avoid B.C. port lockout

Negotiations continued through the night in effort to avoid B.C. port lockout

VANCOUVER — Talks continued through the night between British Columbia's longshore workers' union and the association representing port employers.
China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

WASHINGTON — Facing new trade sanctions and a U.S. clampdown on its top telecommunications company, China issued a pointed reminder Wednesday that it has yet to unleash all its weapons in its trade war with the Trump administration.
Union says port workers still on the job in B.C. despite lockout notice

Union says port workers still on the job in B.C. despite lockout notice

VANCOUVER — A lockout notice issued by the group that represents more than 50 waterfront employers in British Columbia was expected to take effect Thursday, but a spokesman for the union said neither side could discuss the state of negotiations after
The big flag might stay; 'The Profit' might not go to jail

The big flag might stay; 'The Profit' might not go to jail

RALEIGH, N.C. — Maybe television's "The Profit" won't have to make business deals behind bars after all.

Blast from the past comedies, Fawcett bio win in TV ratings

LOS ANGELES — Blasts from the past proved irresistible to viewers, who flocked to live versions of a pair of classic sitcoms and a special about a 20th-century TV beauty.
Gucci makes abortion rights statement with 2020 Cruise line

Gucci makes abortion rights statement with 2020 Cruise line

MILAN — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has made a clear abortion rights message in his latest Cruise collection, as the debate over abortion heats up once again in the United States.