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Survey finds most small businesses have positive outlook thanks to tech opportunities

Survey finds most small businesses have positive outlook thanks to tech opportunities

TORONTO — It didn't take long after the pandemic hit for Ali Khan Lalani to start thinking of his pizza restaurant as more of a tech company.
Inflation rises 5.4% from year ago, matching 13-year high

Inflation rises 5.4% from year ago, matching 13-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another surge in consumer prices in September sent inflation to 5.4% from a year ago, matching the highest such rate since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc. Consumer prices rose 0.
Ontario Teachers' buys majority stake in elevator component company Vantage Solutions

Ontario Teachers' buys majority stake in elevator component company Vantage Solutions

TORONTO — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board has signed a deal to buy a majority stake in elevator component manufacturer Vantage Elevator Solutions. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Social Security COLA largest in decades as inflation jumps

Social Security COLA largest in decades as inflation jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022.

Mark Harmon makes quiet exit as 'NCIS' regular on CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — The lead character of television's most popular drama exited the show Monday without a fuss, and without the immediate ratings bump that would be expected if there had been.
House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit , ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default th
West Fraser Timber expanding U.S. operations with US$300M purchase of Texas sawmill

West Fraser Timber expanding U.S. operations with US$300M purchase of Texas sawmill

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is expanding its U.S. operations after reaching an agreement to purchase a lumber mill in Lufkin, Texas, for about US$300 million.
Kanye West puts Wyoming ranch, business sites up for sale

Kanye West puts Wyoming ranch, business sites up for sale

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Rapper, music producer and clothing entrepreneur Kanye West has put his ranch and business properties in northwestern Wyoming up for sale.
FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying R.J. Reynolds’ vaping device can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been sold in the U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,437.12, up 20.81 points.) Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 51 cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $52.10 on 12.5 million shares.