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Jobs to blossom, production to grow under Manitoba potato-plant expansion

Jobs to blossom, production to grow under Manitoba potato-plant expansion

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A major expansion project has been announced for a Manitoba potato-processing plant that's expected to create about 90 new full-time jobs. J.R. Simplot Co.
Rise in core consumer prices stokes inflation fears

Rise in core consumer prices stokes inflation fears

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices, excluding the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.3 per cent last month. That was the biggest climb in a year and has intensified inflation fears in financial markets. Overall consumer prices rose 0.

Governments should use procurement programs to help female entrepreneurs: report

OTTAWA — A report Wednesday on female entrepreneurs says governments should use their multi-billion-dollar procurement programs to help women-run businesses and female suppliers.
Fresh twist for UAE diners as oysters thrive in warm waters

Fresh twist for UAE diners as oysters thrive in warm waters

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates — The waters of the Persian Gulf have long been home to pearl oysters, providing a valuable mainstay to Arab tribes that subsisted off its trade before the discovery of oil pumped new life into the Arabian Peninsula.
Falling 0.3 pct in January, a broad decline in retail sales

Falling 0.3 pct in January, a broad decline in retail sales

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back on buying cars, furniture and other goods in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 per cent , the biggest decline in 11 months.

Six marijuana companies announce deals to supply Quebec with cannabis

MONTREAL — Six companies announced they have signed letters of intent with Quebec's liquor board to supply cannabis and related products.
Teck Resources reports $760M profit in Q4, up from $697M a year earlier

Teck Resources reports $760M profit in Q4, up from $697M a year earlier

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. reported a fourth-quarter profit of $760 million, boosted by the reversal of an impairment charge related to an improvement in the outlook for steelmaking coal prices. The miner says the profit amounted to $1.
Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait's ruling emir said on Wednesday that his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq, a stunning donation as only a generation ago Saddam Hussein invaded the small, oil-
System to minimize fire not standard in Grand Canyon copter

System to minimize fire not standard in Grand Canyon copter

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The sightseeing helicopter that crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, was not required to have a system that would keep it from bursting into flames on impact, U.S. authorities said.
Premier League TV growth halted as UK rights sold for $6bn

Premier League TV growth halted as UK rights sold for $6bn

LONDON — The Premier League's inflationary bubble burst Tuesday when the $6 billion sale of British television rights produced a drop in the value of matches.