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StatCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

StatCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is updating the basket of goods it uses to measure inflation to increase the importance of food in the calculation as Canadians spend more on groceries and dining out.

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Netanyahu dissolved his war Cabinet.

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Toledo Blade. June 12, 2024. Editorial: Ohio economy falling It is helpful to see the comma between Toledo and Ohio as a plus sign. The link between city and state is a key factor in the success of each.
Tens of thousands of Marylanders receive pardons for marijuana convictions

Tens of thousands of Marylanders receive pardons for marijuana convictions

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore ordered more than 175,000 pardons for marijuana convictions on Monday, saying the “most sweeping state-level pardon in any state” will help reverse harms from the past caused by the war on drugs.

Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs arrested on charge of domestic violence/burglary in Alabama

Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs was arrested for the second time in a month on a charge of domestic violence/burglary in Alabama and released on a $5,000 bond Sunday, according to records from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
The US supports 'a just and lasting peace' for Ukraine, Harris tells Zelenskyy at Swiss summit

The US supports 'a just and lasting peace' for Ukraine, Harris tells Zelenskyy at Swiss summit

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday pledged America's full support in backing Ukraine and global efforts to achieve “a just and lasting peace” in the face of Russia's invasion, representing the United States at an in
Nova Scotia judge rejects constitutional arguments for Indigenous cannabis shops

Nova Scotia judge rejects constitutional arguments for Indigenous cannabis shops

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has rejected arguments from four defendants claiming they have treaty and aboriginal rights to sell cannabis at dispensaries on Indigenous land north of Halifax.
Cambodia burns $70 million of seized illegal drugs while urging public education about their danger

Cambodia burns $70 million of seized illegal drugs while urging public education about their danger

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities on Friday destroyed more than seven tons of illicit drugs and the ingredients for them, as a drug-fighting official said educating people about their danger is the best way of combating the illegal tr
AI startup Perplexity wants to upend search business. News outlet Forbes says it's ripping them off

AI startup Perplexity wants to upend search business. News outlet Forbes says it's ripping them off

The artificial intelligence startup Perplexity AI has raised tens of millions of dollars from the likes of Jeff Bezos and other prominent tech investors for its mission to rival Google in the business of searching for information.
Running out of marijuana, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket get approval to ship pot to the islands

Running out of marijuana, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket get approval to ship pot to the islands

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Martha's Vineyard was running out of pot , just as thousands of summer vacationers were starting to arrive.