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S&P/TSX composite up in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite up in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Gains in the technology, utilities and financial sectors boosted Canada's main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 22.69 points at 20,254.01.
Transat plans flights to nearly 50 destinations this winter as travel set to resume

Transat plans flights to nearly 50 destinations this winter as travel set to resume

MONTREAL — Air Transat plans to offer flights to nearly 50 destinations this winter as Canadians look to resume travelling after the industry came to standstill during the pandemic.

US home construction up a moderate 3.6% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rose 3.6% in May as builders battled a surge in lumber prices that have made homes more expensive The May increase left construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.

Here's a list of May inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 3.6 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says.

Here's a list May inflation rates for Canadian provinces

OTTAWA — Canada's national annual inflation rate was 3.6 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador: 4.4 per cent (4.3) — Prince Edward Island: 6.
Annual inflation rate climbs to 3.6 per cent in May

Annual inflation rate climbs to 3.6 per cent in May

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in May was up 3.6 per cent compared with a year ago, its largest yearly increase since May 2011. The reading for May compared with a year-over-year gain of 3.
Wholesale sales rise 0.4 per cent in April, Statistics Canada reports

Wholesale sales rise 0.4 per cent in April, Statistics Canada reports

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.4 per cent in April to $71.5 billion as sales of building materials and supplies rose to a new record. The agency says sales of building material and supplies were up 8.7 per cent at $13.
NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT raises offer for Australian trust

NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT raises offer for Australian trust

TORONTO — NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust is raising its hostile takeover offer for Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust. In what it is calling its best and final offer, the Toronto-based trust says it will pay A$2.
France ditches masks outdoors; will end nightly virus curfew

France ditches masks outdoors; will end nightly virus curfew

PARIS (AP) — France is lifting mandatory mask-wearing outdoors and will halt an eight-month nightly coronavirus curfew on June 20.
Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal.