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Company holiday parties are making a comeback, but many employers have a plan B

Company holiday parties are making a comeback, but many employers have a plan B

TORONTO — When the December holidays near, Lee Piccoli will thank his staff for a year of hard work over an informal toast at his homebuilding company's Guelph, Ont. office.
Mexican regulators approve Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern deal

Mexican regulators approve Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern deal

CALGARY — Mexican regulators have given their approval to Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s deal to buy U.S. railway Kansas City Southern.

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 (21,613.18, up 64.75 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 15 cents, or 0.61 per cent, to $24.93 on 13.
BCE urges CRTC reject Rogers-Shaw deal, independents call for safeguards

BCE urges CRTC reject Rogers-Shaw deal, independents call for safeguards

GATINEAU, Que. — BCE Inc. urged the CRTC to reject Rogers Communications Inc.'s $26-billion proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc. on Thursday, while independent operators have called for more safeguards.
Technology sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite index higher

Technology sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite index higher

CALGARY — Canada’s main stock index ticked slightly higher Thursday, driven largely by gains in the technology sector on what was otherwise a quiet trading day due to the Thanksgiving holiday south of the border.
Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said.
C.D. Howe Institute says Bank of Canada should issue a digital currency

C.D. Howe Institute says Bank of Canada should issue a digital currency

OTTAWA — The C.D. Howe Institute thinks the Bank of Canada should issue a digital currency that can be converted into cash.
EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils am
Canadians to spend big on holidays, return to shopping malls, multiple surveys find

Canadians to spend big on holidays, return to shopping malls, multiple surveys find

Canadians are upbeat heading into the holidays as the return of celebrations, a waning pandemic, robust savings and low unemployment are expected to bolster consumer confidence and spending, according to several new retail surveys released ahead of t
Canada disappointed with U.S. final softwood lumber duty rate, says trade minister

Canada disappointed with U.S. final softwood lumber duty rate, says trade minister

OTTAWA — International Trade Minister Mary Ng and B.C.'s lumber producers say they are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to increase duties on Canada's softwood lumber producers. The U.S.