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Unemployment claims drop to 269,000, another pandemic low

Unemployment claims drop to 269,000, another pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh pandemic low last week, another sign the job market is healing after last year's coronavirus recession.
Barrick Gold reports Q3 profit down from year ago, gold prices lower

Barrick Gold reports Q3 profit down from year ago, gold prices lower

TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. reported its third-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as the price of gold also moved lower. The gold miner, which keeps its books in U.S.
UK authorizes Merck antiviral pill, 1st shown to treat COVID

UK authorizes Merck antiviral pill, 1st shown to treat COVID

LONDON (AP) — Britain granted conditional authorization on Thursday to the only pill shown to successfully treat COVID-19 so far.
Officials tell AP that Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker

Officials tell AP that Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman last month and still holds the vessel, two U.S.
Fed pulls back economic aid in face of rising uncertainties

Fed pulls back economic aid in face of rising uncertainties

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find the current economy a bit confusing, don’t worry: So does the nation’s top economic official, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
CP shareholders to vote Dec. 8 on issuing shares for Kansas City Southern deal

CP shareholders to vote Dec. 8 on issuing shares for Kansas City Southern deal

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says its shareholders will vote next month on the issuance of shares in connection with its proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern.
Sun Life reports $1.02 billion net income in third quarter

Sun Life reports $1.02 billion net income in third quarter

TORONTO, Australia — Sun Life Financial Inc. says it earned $1.02 billion in the third quarter, up from $750 million in the same quarter last year as it saw growth in asset management and its Asian division.
Fed pulls back economic aid in face of rising uncertainties

Fed pulls back economic aid in face of rising uncertainties

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find the current economy a bit confusing, don’t worry: So does the nation’s top economic official, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
Recipe Unlimited says Q3 results surged from a year ago and nearly doubled from 2019

Recipe Unlimited says Q3 results surged from a year ago and nearly doubled from 2019

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited Corp. is reporting a big increase in its third-quarter results with net income surging from last year and nearly doubling its 2019 profits. The Ontario-based restaurant company says it earned $13.
Manulife Q3 net profit drops due to charge while adjusted earnings increase

Manulife Q3 net profit drops due to charge while adjusted earnings increase

TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. says its net profit dropped 23 per cent in its recent quarter as investment gains offset a charge related to lower reinvestment assumptions.
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