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Right at Home: A bouquet of fresh floral prints brings spring indoors

CP | Kim Cook, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Style
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Floral motifs pop up every spring in home-furnishing collections, and after a long winter they're always a welcome sight. But this year, there seem to...

Orders to US factories for durable goods slip 0.5 per cent, but investment category shows gain

CP | Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment cli...

US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago, driven higher by limited supply

CP | Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller ...

Veteran goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc to retire after women's World Cup

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
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TORONTO - Veteran Canadian goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc says she will retire from international soccer after the Women's World Cup."Hopefully it will be ...

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut join growing list of companies nixing 'artificial ingredients'

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colours and flavours, making them the latest big food companies scrambl...

Publishing world, reading public gather this week for BookExpo America and BookCon

CP | Hillel Italie, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America.Last year, a virtually all-white lineup of speakers at p...

Actor Liam Neeson scores highest in Nielsen survey of celebirity endorsers

CP | David Bauder, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than actor Liam Neeson.That's the conclusion of t...

Coroner's inquest into death of young psychiatric patient enters final stage

CP | Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada
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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A coroner's inquest jury looking into the death of a psychiatric patient at a hospital in New Brunswick heard instructions today fr...

Wynne promises $1 billion for Hamilton LRT line, additional GO train station

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

HAMILTON - The city of Hamilton will get up to $1 billion from the Ontario government for a Light Rail Transit line from McMaster University to Queens...

Judicial recount requested by Tory leader to decide Charlottetown area seat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

CHARLOTTETOWN - A judicial recount is underway in the Prince Edward Island provincial electoral district of Charlottetown-Brighton.The recount was req...

Call for Unity: Olympic powerbroker breaks with Vizer and backs IOC and Thomas Bach

CP | Stephen Wilson, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
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LONDON - A senior Olympic powerbroker distanced himself from Marius Vizer on Tuesday and threw his full support behind IOC President Thomas Bach in th...

Canadian Vasek Pospisil eliminated from French Open

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
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PARIS - Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil has been eliminated from the French Open after a first-round loss to Joao Sousa of Portugal.The 53rd-ranked Canadia...

Olive Garden says it has at least 1 more breadstick creation up its sleeve

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Style
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would...

Cape Breton council considering possible appeal of order reducing its size

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

ARICHAT, N.S. - The warden of Cape Breton's Richmond County says municipal officials need more time to determine if there are grounds to appeal a deci...

Barrick Gold partners with Chinese company Zijin Mining at Porgera mine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) has signed a strategic partnership with Chinese mining company Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. which will take a st...

Futures point to lower open for U.S. markets, Europe lower on Greek worries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The futures market is pointing to a lower open for U.S. stock markets after they were closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.The expecte...

Olympic speedskater Denny Morrison plots his comeback after motorcycle accident

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
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CALGARY - Denny Morrison came back from a broken left leg to win Olympic speedskating medals. He'll need all that resilience and more on the road to t...

$55.33-Billion Deal

CP | Tali Arbel, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant.And executives say...

Four stories in the news today, May 26

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

Four stories in the news today, May 26, from The Canadian Press:———TFSA INCREASE NO BENEFIT TO MANY CANADIANS, POLL INDICATESA survey suggests t...

Conservative MP Chong's bill to get bumpy ride in Senate committee

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Conservative MP Michael Chong is expected to get a rough ride from some of his own caucus colleagues as he promotes his reform act at a Senat...

Devastation In Ontario Vineyards

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Vineyard owners in parts of southern Ontario are assessing the damage from a record-breaking plunge into cold weather that some growers say ...

Simon Fraser University embraces bitcoin, accepts virtual currency for textbooks

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

BURNABY, B.C. - A British Columbia university is now accepting the digital currency bitcoin at all of its bookstores, a move that staff claim is a fir...

Loblaws Recalls Hummus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling a brand of hummus because it may contain a toxin.The company says the recalled President's Choice ...

MVP Curry takes nasty fall, but returns and is OK as Warriors falls to Rockets 128-115

CP | Kristie Rieken, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
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HOUSTON - When Golden State's Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza's shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against...

NFL player Ray McDonald gets out of jail after domestic violence arrest in California

CP | Kristin J. Bender And Andrew Seligman, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
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SAN FRANCISCO - NFL player Ray McDonald has been released from jail after posting bail for a domestic violence arrest in Northern California.McDonald ...