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Sweden sends special diving vessel to area of pipeline leaks

Sweden sends special diving vessel to area of pipeline leaks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has sent a vessel capable of “advanced diving missions” to the Baltic Sea area where ruptured undersea pipelines had leaked natural gas for days, the Swedish navy said Monday.
Why tech companies are opening new offices despite allowing remote, hybrid work

Why tech companies are opening new offices despite allowing remote, hybrid work

TORONTO — In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shopify Inc.’s Tobi Lütke was among the first tech leaders to declare most of his staff would “permanently work remotely” because “office centricity is over.
Whole lotta zeros: Apple Music crosses 100M song barrier

Whole lotta zeros: Apple Music crosses 100M song barrier

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is about to cross a huge milestone, offering its eye-and-ear-popping 100 millionth song on the streaming service.

Interfor signs deal to buy Chaleur Forest Products in New Brunswick

BURNABY, B.C. — Interfor Corp. has signed a deal with an affiliate of the Kilmer Group to buy Chaleur Forest Products in New Brunswick for C$325 million. Chaleur owns sawmill operations in Belledune and Bathurst, N.B.
Algonquin Power & Utilities selling stake in wind projects in U.S. and Canada

Algonquin Power & Utilities selling stake in wind projects in U.S. and Canada

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. says it has signed a deal to sell a stake in a portfolio of operating wind projects in the United States and Canada to InfraRed Capital Partners.

Music stops: Energy costs close Hungary theaters for winter

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A theater in Hungary's capital will sit through a cold and quiet winter after its managers chose to shut it down rather than pay skyrocketing utility prices that are putting a squeeze on businesses and cultural institutions a
Bolsonaro, Lula headed to runoff after polarized Brazil vote

Bolsonaro, Lula headed to runoff after polarized Brazil vote

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s top two presidential candidates will face each other in a runoff vote following a polarized election to decide if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right
Exit poll: Center-right GERB party will win Bulgarian vote

Exit poll: Center-right GERB party will win Bulgarian vote

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An exit poll in Bulgaria suggested Sunday that the center-right GERB party of ex-premier Boyko Borissov, a party blamed for presiding over years of corruption, will be the likely winner of Bulgaria’s parliamentary election.
Glitzy Valentino show sees Paris Fashion Week at fever pitch

Glitzy Valentino show sees Paris Fashion Week at fever pitch

PARIS (AP) — Valentino’s Paris fashion show on Sunday saw snared lines of black cars dropping off battalions of celebrities who, amid the commotion, just couldn’t find the entrance.
'Huge demand': Supply issues could haunt Halloween amid trick-or-treating rebound

'Huge demand': Supply issues could haunt Halloween amid trick-or-treating rebound

The Halloween mood on Baruch Labunski's Toronto street has been eerie the last two years — and not in a witches-and-goblins way. "Throughout the pandemic nobody really put up decorations and there were hardly any kids," he said.