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Navient settles predatory student loan claims for $1.85B

BOSTON (AP) — Navient, a major student loan collecting company, agreed to cancel $1.7 billion in debt owed by more than 66,000 borrowers across the U.S. and pay over $140 million in other penalties to settle allegations of abusive lending practices.

Food industry requests emergency access to temporary foreign workers amid labour woes

CALGARY — Canadian food processors hard-hit by labour shortages are asking the federal government for emergency access to more temporary foreign workers.
New year financial review should include will, estate planning: Experts

New year financial review should include will, estate planning: Experts

OTTAWA — Many Canadians put aside time early in the new year for a review of their finances and experts say a look at your will should be a part of the process in order to insure your estate plans are up to date.
Cannabis companies facing 'crossroads' selling off stores, farms and warehouses

Cannabis companies facing 'crossroads' selling off stores, farms and warehouses

TORONTO — Cannabis companies are listing cultivation facilities, pot shops and warehouses for sale as the industry tries to streamline production and better align its capabilities with demand.
Saputo announces management shuffle as Kai Bockmann steps down as president, COO

Saputo announces management shuffle as Kai Bockmann steps down as president, COO

MONTREAL — Dairy giant Saputo Inc. says Kai Bockmann is stepping down as the company's president and chief operating officer ahead of his retirement this March.
U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000 to 230,000

U.S. jobless claims rise by 23,000 to 230,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November, but still low by historic standards. U.S.
TV and radio broadcaster Corus Entertainment reports Q1 revenue up 10% from year ago

TV and radio broadcaster Corus Entertainment reports Q1 revenue up 10% from year ago

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. reported its first-quarter profit edged lower compared with a year ago as its revenue grew 10 per cent. The television and radio broadcaster says it earned net income attributable to shareholders of nearly $76.
Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly 'Rust' shooting

Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly 'Rust' shooting

SANTA FE, N.M.
Feds make last-minute reversal on vaccine mandate for truckers

Feds make last-minute reversal on vaccine mandate for truckers

MONTREAL — The federal government is backing down from its vaccine mandate for Canadian truckers three days before it was set to take effect.
Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

CHICAGO (AP) — Students in the nation's third-largest school district returned to classrooms Wednesday after Chicago Public Schools canceled five days of classes amid a standoff with the teachers' union over COVID-19 safety protocols .
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