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Addiction, mental illness complicate help for the homeless

Addiction, mental illness complicate help for the homeless

EVERETT, Wash. — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.
Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S.
More fast chargers coming as electric car ranges improve: AddEnergie CEO

More fast chargers coming as electric car ranges improve: AddEnergie CEO

MONTREAL — Canadians will purchase a record number of electric vehicles this year as the growing sales of cars with longer ranges is prompting a push to increase the number of fast chargers, the head of the country's largest charging network says.
Bitcoin and blockchain start-ups cashing in on cryptocurrency frenzy

Bitcoin and blockchain start-ups cashing in on cryptocurrency frenzy

CALGARY — The investor frenzy driving Bitcoin prices to precipitous heights — trading at over US$16,000 a piece Wednesday — is playing out on stock markets as well, as companies shift focus to cryptocurrencies to get in on the latest boom.
Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

NEW YORK — T-Mobile is launching a TV service next year, becoming the latest company to marry wireless and video. The service will target people who aren't interested in traditional cable and satellite TV packages.
Auto sales 'assured' to crack two million mark in 2017 on strength of SUVs

Auto sales 'assured' to crack two million mark in 2017 on strength of SUVs

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says it's all but assured that strong demand for sport utility vehicles will power Canadian automotive sales above two million units by year's end.
'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule

'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie.

Report: Weinstein movie exec accused of sexual harassment

A movie executive based in Hong Kong who is an associate of Harvey Weinstein's has been accused of sexual harassment, according to a report.
SNC-Lavalin signs MOU with Saudi Aramco regarding jobs in Saudi Arabia

SNC-Lavalin signs MOU with Saudi Aramco regarding jobs in Saudi Arabia

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco regarding the Canadian company's commitment to creating and accelerating opportunities for jobs in Saudi Arabia.

The value of maple and honey production grew in 2017, says Statistics Canada

MONTREAL — Statistics Canada says maple syrup production increased three per cent this year to a record 12.5 million gallons as taps were added in most maple-producing provinces. Quebec produced 92 per cent of Canada's maple syrup output, rising 2.