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S&P/TSX composite posts small gain Thursday as U.S. markets close for Thanksgiving

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index made small but broad-based gains Thursday on a slow day for the markets amid the Thanksgiving holiday south of the border. Volumes were low on the TSX Thursday as U.S.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,344.07, up 61.81): Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 16 cents, or 0.67 per cent, to $23.96 on 8.6 million shares.
Ottawa, air sector discuss industry concerns ahead of winter travel season

Ottawa, air sector discuss industry concerns ahead of winter travel season

MONTREAL — Delays at security check-in and other problems at Canada's airports were among the concerns raised Thursday as the air travel industry came together ahead of the busy winter travel season, but the sector warns more remains to be done.
Head of bankers group says more consumer protection needed in emerging payments space

Head of bankers group says more consumer protection needed in emerging payments space

TORONTO — More consumer protection is needed as new entrants in the fast-growing payments space get ahead of regulation, the head of the Canadian Bankers Association said.
Manulife cutting about 50 jobs as part of changes at its real estate operations

Manulife cutting about 50 jobs as part of changes at its real estate operations

TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. is eliminating about 50 jobs as it makes changes to its real estate operations. The company says it is changing its real estate operating model in Canada and its regional coverage strategy in North America.
Statistics Canada says job vacancies rose 3.8 per cent in September

Statistics Canada says job vacancies rose 3.8 per cent in September

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the number of job vacancies was up 3.8 per cent in September at 994,800. The agency says the month-over-month increase was largely attributable to seasonal variations, as job vacancies typically peak in September.
EU nations fail to close rift on gas prices as cold sets in

EU nations fail to close rift on gas prices as cold sets in

BRUSSELS (AP) — On winter's doorstep, European Union nations again failed to bridge bitter disagreements over a natural gas price cap Thursday as they struggle to effectively shield 450 million citizens from massive increases in their utility bills .
How the elimination of interest on federal student loans could give graduates a boost

How the elimination of interest on federal student loans could give graduates a boost

Lee Nisar has racked up about $50,000 in student loans. "I avoid looking at my student loan account for my own well-being most of the time," said Nisar, who is a master's student at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Retailers look for Black Friday comeback as inflation has shoppers hunting for deals

Retailers look for Black Friday comeback as inflation has shoppers hunting for deals

Annie Titheridge's plan is to arrive at the mall before it opens, buy gifts for everyone on her list and beat the afternoon rush-hour traffic home.
Carbon pricing good idea complicated by rising energy costs: Nova Scotia advocate

Carbon pricing good idea complicated by rising energy costs: Nova Scotia advocate

HALIFAX — An affordable energy advocate says the imposition of consumer carbon pricing in Nova Scotia is a good idea, but adds that rising energy costs continue to pose problems for people with lower incomes.