AltaGas raising dividend six per cent, moving to quarterly payments from monthly

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it is raising its dividend six per cent for next year and moving to a quarterly payment schedule from monthly payments to shareholders. The company says it will pay a quarterly dividend of 26.5 cents per share starting with a March payment. AltaGas has been paying a monthly dividend of… Continue reading AltaGas raising dividend six per cent, moving to quarterly payments from monthly

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Canadian and U.S. officials to meet today to discuss P.E.I. potato ban

FREDERICTON — Officials from the United States and Canada are to meet today to discuss the suspension of exports of Prince Edward Island potatoes south of the border.  Canada last month banned shipments of P.E.I. potatoes to the U.S. after the discovery in October of a fungus called potato wart in two fields in the… Continue reading Canadian and U.S. officials to meet today to discuss P.E.I. potato ban

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New this week: ‘Sex and the City,’ Juice Wrld and Will Smith

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Fresh off his Oscar nomination Riz Ahmed teams up with “Beast” director Michael Pearce for “Encounter,” an alien invasion/family drama hitting Amazon Prime Video on Friday, Dec. 10. Ahmed plays an… Continue reading New this week: ‘Sex and the City,’ Juice Wrld and Will Smith

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Loblaw Financial wins Supreme Court case over tax treatment of Barbados subsidiary

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with Loblaw Financial Holdings in a dispute over the tax treatment of a subsidiary the company ran in Barbados. In a 7-0 ruling today, the top court says Canadian provisions at issue in the case did not apply to the company, Glenhuron Bank Ltd., meaning tax… Continue reading Loblaw Financial wins Supreme Court case over tax treatment of Barbados subsidiary

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation CLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse’s $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James. THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation suit against the Los Angeles Lakers star or anyone else, his spokesperson told The Associated Press. After 18-year-old Rittenhouse was… Continue reading NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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Omicron may be driving S Africa’s surge; wary world watches

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others. Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new variant of concern, which appears to be driving a dramatic surge in South Africa,… Continue reading Omicron may be driving S Africa’s surge; wary world watches

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Mom of dead Illinois State student hires prominent attorney

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of an Illinois State University graduate student who vanished in August and was later found dead in a river has hired a prominent civil rights attorney to investigate the Black man’s death. A coroner determined in October that Jelania Day died from drowning, but said it was unclear how the… Continue reading Mom of dead Illinois State student hires prominent attorney

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U.S. employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

WASHINGTON — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the lowest monthly gain in nearly a year. But Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the nation’s unemployment rate tumbled from 4.6% to 4.2% evidence that many more people reported that they had a job. That is… Continue reading U.S. employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

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Fuel in tap water alarms Pearl Harbor military families

HONOLULU — Cheri Burness’ dog was the first to signal something was wrong with their tap water. He stopped drinking it two weeks ago. Then Burness started feeling stomach cramps. Her 12-year-old daughter was nauseous. “It was just getting worse every day,” said Burness, whose husband is in the Navy. Cheri Burness via AP This… Continue reading Fuel in tap water alarms Pearl Harbor military families

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Trump faces flurry of investigations beyond Jan. 6 probe

NEW YORK — As Donald Trump’s lawyers try to block the White House from releasing records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the former president faces a flurry of other investigations that could come to a head in the coming weeks and the new year. That includes two major state criminal… Continue reading Trump faces flurry of investigations beyond Jan. 6 probe

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