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Once fading, mask sales starting to rebound

NEW YORK (AP) — Masks, which had started to disappear from store shelves, may be front and center again.
Strong lumber prices boost Resolute second quarter results at revenues nearly double

Strong lumber prices boost Resolute second quarter results at revenues nearly double

MONTREAL — Resolute Forest Products Inc. is reporting a very strong second quarter as net income soared on a near doubling of revenues as prices reached record highs.
Suncor Energy cuts guidance for Fort Hills due to slope instability at mine site

Suncor Energy cuts guidance for Fort Hills due to slope instability at mine site

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. said Thursday it will produce less bitumen than expected this year from its Fort Hills oilsands mine.
Agnico Eagle profit soars amid higher sales, increasing metal prices

Agnico Eagle profit soars amid higher sales, increasing metal prices

TORONTO — Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. says its profit rose in its latest quarter as it benefited from an increase in sales volumes and higher realized metal prices. The Canadian gold mining company reported a second-quarter net income of US$189.
3 New Orleans clubs require vaccination, negative COVID test

3 New Orleans clubs require vaccination, negative COVID test

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If you want to listen to the George Porter Trio or Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr.
Second-hand goods can fetch a pretty penny, if you follow these resale experts' tips

Second-hand goods can fetch a pretty penny, if you follow these resale experts' tips

TORONTO — Canadians who rooted around dusty basements or tackled overflowing closets during the pandemic are keeping vintage stores, auction houses and resale websites busy as they try to get rid of their finds.
West Fraser Q2 profits surge as revenues more than quadruple on Norbord acquisition

West Fraser Q2 profits surge as revenues more than quadruple on Norbord acquisition

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says its profits surged in the second quarter as revenues more than quadrupled following the acquisition of Norbord. The Vancouver-based forestry company says it earned US$1.49 billion or $12.

Frosted relic: Slice of Lady Di's wedding cake up for sale

LONDON (AP) — Don't let them eat this cake. A slice of one of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cakes is up for auction 40 years after the nuptials watched around the world.
Spanish ex-king's former lover accuses him of harassment

Spanish ex-king's former lover accuses him of harassment

MADRID (AP) — The former lover of Spain’s King Emeritus Juan Carlos has filed a lawsuit with a British court accusing him of spying on her, the latest twist in a financial scandal plaguing the ex-monarch.
US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers

US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession.