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Kellogg to millennials: Eat cereal and chill at new store

NEW YORK — Kellogg opened a new store in New York on Thursday that it hopes will become a hangout spot for millennials willing to buy cereal by the bowl and then lounge around on a bean bag chair. Cereal sales have been soft, and Kellogg Co. has tried to reach out to those in …

At The Turn: Need to give a golf gift but don’t get the game? Help is here

OTTAWA — For anyone unfamiliar with the game, buying a gift for a golfer can be a stressful and intimidating ordeal — so much so that many people won’t bother, reasoning that the links-obsessed loved one in question can just get what they want themselves. Sound logic, that. A Golf Town gift card always works …

Ivanka Trump store to open in Trump Tower lobby

NEW YORK — An Ivanka Trump-branded store is opening in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, selling handbags, jewelry and candles. A representative for the first daughter’s brand says the store opened Thursday on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue will add shoes and clothes next year. Trump, who is now an assistant to her father, …

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin’s hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty’s death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And “Cash Me Outside.” These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017. The search terms reflected the United States in …

What Canadians were curious about: Google searches suggest 2017 a tough year

If you are what you Google, Canadians are a pretty broad-minded lot. Google has released its 17th annual survey of top-trending searches, and top-of-mind topics for Canucks in 2017 ranged from devastating hurricanes to deceased rock icons to the continuing political circus south of the border. “Google Year-End Search takes a look at trillions of …

Menorah lightings planned around the world for Hanukkah

Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days. If you’re travelling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you. The …

Fingerlings propel Montreal based company to Christmas retail success

MONTREAL—Just like for a Christmas cookie, there’s a recipe that goes into the making of a best-selling toy. Each year, toymakers hope they’ve found the perfect balance of technology, whimsy and price to appeal to children and their parents alike, sending their products racing to the top of the coveted “Hot Toy” lists. This year, …

Merriam Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’

NEW YORK—This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.” Yes, it’s been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 per cent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, …

Settlement reached in mom’s breastfeeding suit against YMCA

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A lawsuit alleging a Rhode Island YMCA would not allow a mother to breastfeed in public has been settled. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on Friday announced the settlement on behalf of Elizabeth Gooding, who sued the Ocean Community YMCA in May. Gooding is a mother of three who …

Happiest place on Earth: Alberta daycare captures fairy tale imagination

MORINVILLE, Alta. — Once upon a time, in a town north of Edmonton, there was a man who dreamed of building something magical. After a year of construction, using $3 million from his own pocket, Robert Chauvet turned a Morinville parking lot into a scene out of a fairy tale. There’s a fantastical structure with …

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