Canada

5:28pm

Wed May 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Tentative Deal Clears Way For U.S. Olympic Hosting Bid

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 5:36 pm

Fireworks fill the sky after the Olympic cauldron was lit on Feb. 8, 2003, marking the one year anniversary of the 2002 Winter Games at the opening and closing ceremony venue in Salt Lake City, the last American city to host the Olympics.
Douglas C. Pizac AP

Olympic officials meeting in Quebec City have reached a tentative agreement in a persistent revenue-sharing dispute responsible, in part, for keeping the Olympics out of the United States for at least 20 years.

The dispute centers on the American share of Olympic revenues. Since 1984, The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has received the biggest portion of the billions of Olympic dollars paid by corporate sponsors and American television networks. And the rest of the Olympic world has resented it.

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5:08am

Fri May 18, 2012
World

Police Wait For Thief To Release His Loot

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 2:49 pm

1:06am

Tue May 15, 2012
Your Money

Canada's Housing Market Booms; Experts See Trouble

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 7:51 am

Canada's real estate market is one of the hottest in the developed world.
Mike Cassese Reuters /Landov

Housing prices are going through the roof in Canada. The real estate market there is one of the hottest in the developed world. In Toronto, prices increased 10 percent in March alone. The average detached house in the city costs more than $600,000.

That has economists and the government worried that Canada is experiencing a housing bubble that's about to burst.

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1:20pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Around the Nation

Hear That? Annoying Hum Has Canada Making Noise

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 8:50 pm

Thousands of people in Windsor, Ontario, say they are being invaded by an obnoxious noise emanating from outside Detroit. They call it the "Windsor Hum," and it's really two sounds — a deep, very low-frequency hum, like a diesel truck idling in your driveway, and a deep, vibrating pulse that you feel more than you hear.

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1:03pm

Sat April 28, 2012
Music Interviews

'Canada's Sweetheart' Builds On American Standards

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 10:31 am

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Jill Barber says there's a "retro feel" to her music, but says it's also contemporary, "with a lot of influences from the greats that came before me." Her new album is titled Mischievous Moon.
Ivan Otis

"Canada's Sweetheart," otherwise known as singer-songwriter Jill Barber, is full of surprises. She crafts songs inspired by a collection of decades and styles — everything from doo-wop to lounge music. Despite the temptation to perform covers, all of Barber's tunes are originals, and all are as surprising as how she came to be known as Canada's Sweetheart.

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