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American Girl Dolls, Risk, sand make it to Toy Hall of Fame

American Girl Dolls, Risk, sand make it to Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — American Girl dolls and the strategy board game Risk were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday in recognition of their influence on the toy industry.
Tiny house in wealthy Boston suburb sells for $315,000

Tiny house in wealthy Boston suburb sells for $315,000

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — A tiny home in a wealthy Boston suburb has sold after about a month on the market, albeit for far less than the original asking price of almost $450,000.

Possessions of man behind ice bucket challenge up for sale

BOSTON (AP) — Jerseys, baseball bats and other items that belonged to Pete Frates, the former college baseball player whose inspiring fight with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped popularize the ALS ice bucket challenge, are being auctioned.
Insurers see investment gains offset losses for COVID-19, weather events

Insurers see investment gains offset losses for COVID-19, weather events

TORONTO — Canada's big insurers say investment gains and business growth in the third quarter helped offset the costs of weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic. Sun Life Financial Inc. reported underlying net income was up 6.
Canadian tourism group urges feds to axe 'irrational' border-crossing requirements

Canadian tourism group urges feds to axe 'irrational' border-crossing requirements

OTTAWA — Pricey and "irrational" COVID-19 tests, along with "discriminatory" quarantine policies for kids, are making it difficult for families to travel even when all adults are fully vaccinated, according to members of the Canadian Travel and Touri

Health spending, roads and "staycations": highlights from Ontario's economic update

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Ontario's fall economic update released Thursday: HEALTH SPENDING Home care: $548.5 million to help patients recover at home and support people with complex health conditions. Long-term care: $57.
Michigan city on edge as lead water crisis persists

Michigan city on edge as lead water crisis persists

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shortly after sunrise on a recent Saturday in Benton Harbor, Michigan, residents began lining up for free bottled water so they could drink and cook without fear of the high levels of lead in the city’s tap water.
Cineplex decision will be one to watch for companies eyeing COVID litigation: experts

Cineplex decision will be one to watch for companies eyeing COVID litigation: experts

TORONTO — The path forward for Canada's biggest movie theatre owner hangs on an upcoming court decision, but the case is being closely watched by businesses across the country because the ruling could have far-reaching implications for pandemic-inspi
Cineplex decision will be one to watch for companies eyeing COVID litigation: experts

Cineplex decision will be one to watch for companies eyeing COVID litigation: experts

TORONTO — The path forward for Canada's biggest movie theatre owner hangs on an upcoming court decision, but the case is being closely watched by businesses across the country because the ruling could have far-reaching implications for pandemic-inspi
Insurers see investment gains offset losses for COVID-19, weather events

Insurers see investment gains offset losses for COVID-19, weather events

TORONTO — Canada's big insurers say investment gains and business growth in the third quarter helped offset the costs of weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic. Sun Life Financial Inc. reported underlying net income was up 6.