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Canada man built stairs in park for $550 after city estimated $65,000

A Canadian man spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park after the city estimated it would cost $65,000.

U.S. jobless claims hit lowest mark in five months

The U.S. Department of Labor released its most recent jobless report Thursday, which indicated that the number of unemployed filing for benefits last week hit its lowest level in five months.

McCormick to buy French’s Mustard in $4.2B deal

Spice maker McCormick & Co. Inc. has announced it will buy French's Mustard for more than $4 billion.

U.S. housing starts increased 8.3% to 1.2M in June

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday said residential construction increased 8.3 percent to a 1.2 million annualized rate, which outperformed estimations.

‘All options on table’ for U.S. sanctions against Venezuela

The Trump administration is looking at a range of possible sanctions against Venezuela, including on oil imports, if President Nicholas Maduro presses forward with plans to create a constituent assembly capable of rewriting the Constitution, senior administration officials said Tuesday.