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Don’t bank on your business to fund your retirement

Don’t bank on your business to fund your retirement

Retirement can loom like a dark cloud for small-business owners. Many invest blood, sweat and tears — and every penny — into building their business but never set cash aside for the future.
Mary Gauthier uses songwriting to help people through trauma

Mary Gauthier uses songwriting to help people through trauma

NEW YORK (AP) — Having used songwriting to navigate her own trauma, Mary Gauthier is putting those skills to work helping others do the same.

Novel inspired by Shirley Jackson classic expected in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of the late Shirley Jackson has authorized a novel inspired by her classic “The Haunting of Hill House.” Elizabeth Hand's "A Haunting on the Hill” is scheduled to come out in fall 2023.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board loses 4.2% in Q1, net assets total $523B

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board loses 4.2% in Q1, net assets total $523B

TORONTO — Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says its fund, which includes the combination of the base CPP and additional CPP accounts, lost 4.2 per cent in its latest quarter.
Onex reports earnings loss amid 'challenging environment'

Onex reports earnings loss amid 'challenging environment'

TORONTO — Onex Corp. is reporting an earnings loss in its second quarter after its investments slipped in value.
US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy's inflationary pressures cooled last month.
How rising interest rates are making GICs more attractive for investors

How rising interest rates are making GICs more attractive for investors

OTTAWA — Rising interest rates might be bad news for Canadians with mortgages, but it also means higher rates on savings vehicles such as guaranteed investment certificates (GICs), prompting renewed interest in the investments.
US unemployment claims rise by 14,000 to 262,000

US unemployment claims rise by 14,000 to 262,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed up for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since November, though the U.S. job market continues to show signs of strength.
Big Mac is coming back: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine

Big Mac is coming back: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's will start reopening some of its restaurants in Ukraine in the coming months, a symbol of the war-torn country's return to some sense of normalcy and a show of support after the American fast-food chain pulled out of Russia
Brookfield reports profit fell in the second quarter, revenue up

Brookfield reports profit fell in the second quarter, revenue up

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. reported second-quarter net income attributable to common shareholders that was lower than the previous year, as revenue rose. The alternative asset manager, which keeps its books in U.S.