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Source: Common Domain

What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action

Sunday 21:48 GMT

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Source: Fox News

Maid of honor claims nearly 100 goldfish died after 'crappy' bride insisted on giving them as wedding favors

Monday 19:04 GMT

A maid of honor shared an alleged event on Reddit’s Bridezilla forum that both ended a friendship and killed nearly 100 fish in the process.

The anonymous woman, who describes herself only as the MOH (maid of honor), shared an outrageous account of the wedding of her “(then) best friend” that allegedly involved using “living creatures as wedding favors.” A maid of honor shared an alleged event on Reddit’s Bridezilla forum that both ended a friendship and killed nearly 100 fish in the process.

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Source: CTV

Tories take early lead in P.E.I. election race

Today 08:05 GMT

Prince Edward Island's Progressive Conservatives took an early lead over their rivals as the ballots were counted at the end of a campaign that was defined by what appeared to be a surging Green party.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. Peter Bevan-Baker, leader of the Green party, votes in the Prince Edward Island provincial election in Bonshaw, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan. NDP Leader Joe Byrne, left to right, Progressive Conservative Leader Dennis King, Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker and Liberal Leader Wade MacLauchlan pose for a photo at the provincial leaders debate at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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Source: Common Domain

Holding an Open House Early Can Help Sell a Home Faster and For More Money

Today 08:05 GMT

Sellers who hosted an open house in the first week of listing their homes sold for over $9,000 more and one week faster than homes without an open house, according to research published Tuesday by property site Redfin.

The concept of an open house—inviting hordes of strangers to walk around your home and judge your decor—may sound unpleasant but it’s likely to pay off in dollars and time, according to new research.

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Source: BBC

'First malaria vaccine' to be tested

Tuesday 08:59 GMT

A large-scale trial of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is due to start in Malawi.

Years of testing supported by a host of organisations, including the Path Malaria Vaccine Initiative, and costing an estimated $1bn (£770m) have led to this point. This latest phase is being co-ordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), which says the vaccine is the first to provide some protection to children.

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Source: Global News

Early, photogenic iceberg raises expectations for Newfoundland’s season

Monday 22:44 GMT

Visible from downtown, the photogenic ‘berg drew excited locals and tourists to trails along the city’s iconic Signal Hill on Sunday, and raised expectations for this year’s iceberg season.

Newfoundland tour operators optimistic despite bleak start to iceberg season. Barry Rogers, whose Iceberg Quest Ocean Tours operates out of St. John’s and Twillingate off the island’s northeast coast, said there have already been upwards of 20 icebergs sighted in the Twillingate area, suggesting a rewarding few months ahead for iceberg chasers.

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Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields rise as oil prices surge to nearly 6-month high

Tuesday 19:05 GMT

Treasury prices fell Monday, lifting yields, as the Trump administration said it would end waivers for countries importing Iranian oil, reports of which had helped to driven crude prices higher.

Treasurys are coming under pressure as oil prices surge, which could give rise to inflation, a bugaboo of bond investors wary of its corrosive influence on the value of fixed-interest payments. West Texas Intermediate crude CLK9, +2.59%  settled up by more than 2% on Monday, resulting in its highest finish in nearly six months.

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Source: Global News

Witnesses say they are still struggling nearly 1 year since the deadly Toronto van attack

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Anxiety, fear and grief normal at this stage for Toronto van attack witnesses: experts. It took him a week before he could set foot on Yonge Street again.

Family of Toronto van attack victim donates piano for Mel Lastman Square ahead of memorial ceremony. “For the longest time I was worried about my brakes,” said Dion Fitzgerald.

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Source: Common Domain

Existing-home sales slide nearly 5% in March as the on-again-off-again housing market retreats

Tuesday 13:35 GMT

The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 5.21 million rate in March, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.

What happened: Sales of previously-owned homes fell more sharply than expected in March as the usual housing headwinds stalked the market. That was 4.9% lower than February’s pace and missed the Econoday consensus of a 5.3 million rate.

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Source: Global News

B.C. woman finally meets her Australian pen pal after nearly 60 years of friendship

Sunday 19:03 GMT

Nearly 60 years after first sending letters to each other across the Pacific Ocean, a B.C. woman has finally met her Australian pen pal in person.

The pair became fast friends after starting their correspondence when they were both 10 years old, sharing interests in music and hobbies throughout their adolescence and into adulthood. New Westminster woman shares letters from Terry Fox for the first time. “We were both mad Beatles fans,” Carpenter said with a laugh.


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