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Hootsuite to acquire artificial intelligence chatbot company Heyday for $60 million

Hootsuite to acquire artificial intelligence chatbot company Heyday for $60 million

Social media management business Hootsuite has acquired artificial intelligence chatbot company Heyday for $60 million.
Facebook to give US$159,500 in grants to seven Canadian publishers to expand business

Facebook to give US$159,500 in grants to seven Canadian publishers to expand business

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook Inc. says it will give US$159,500 in grants to seven Canadian news publishers to help them expand their operations. The U.S.
Calgary home sales slowed in July but still reached a record high: CREB

Calgary home sales slowed in July but still reached a record high: CREB

Calgary Real Estate Board says home sales slowed last month but still amounted to the best July on record. The Alberta board says sales for the month totalled 2,319, up from 1,835 last July but down from 2,915 in June.
Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows

Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their cattle against respiratory diseases and other maladies over the past two years. But Republican Gov.
NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday, making it the first big city in the U.S.
Can you afford that puppy? Pet ownership can be costly, so budget before you adopt

Can you afford that puppy? Pet ownership can be costly, so budget before you adopt

Four weeks after Kiril Zvezdarov had taken Pearl, a Labrador mix, home from a dog rescue agency, she landed awkwardly while playing at a local park and broke five bones in her left paw.
Bausch announces IPO for medical aesthetics business as second quarter revenues surge

Bausch announces IPO for medical aesthetics business as second quarter revenues surge

LAVAL, Que. — Bausch Health Companies Inc. says it plans to pursue an initial public offering of its medical aesthetics business as part of structural changes to unlock the pharmaceutical company's value.

PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo will sell Tropicana and other juices to a private equity firm in exchange for pretax proceeds of $3.3 billion. PepsiCo will have a 39% non-controlling stake in a newly formed joint venture in the deal with PAI Partners.
CDC can't stop evictions, as Biden calls on states to act

CDC can't stop evictions, as Biden calls on states to act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was “unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium” and asked that states and local governments put in policies to keep renters
A road not taken: verified Cormac McCarthy account is fake

A road not taken: verified Cormac McCarthy account is fake

NEW YORK (AP) — Sorry, Cormac McCarthy fans. That blue-checked Twitter account for the famous, and famously media-shy author is fake.