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National employment numbers for December from Statistics Canada, at a glance

National employment numbers for December from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's December employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 5.0 per cent (5.1) Employment rate: 61.8 per cent (61.5) Participation rate: 65.0 per cent (64.
Vermilion Energy raises quarterly dividend, plans $570M capital budget for 2023

Vermilion Energy raises quarterly dividend, plans $570M capital budget for 2023

CALGARY — Vermilion Energy Inc. raised its dividend by 25 per cent as it announced a $570 million capital budget for 2023.
Europe's inflation slows again but cost of living still high

Europe's inflation slows again but cost of living still high

LONDON (AP) — Europe ended a bad year for inflation with some relief as price gains eased again. While the cost of living is still painfully high, the slowdown is a sign that the worst might be over for weary consumers.
Flexible workplaces with work-life balance 'win-win' for workers, employers: study

Flexible workplaces with work-life balance 'win-win' for workers, employers: study

TORONTO — A new study on work-life balance says flexible schedules and shorter work weeks can lead to more productive, healthy and loyal workers.
Sunwing 'incredibly sorry' after holiday travel disruptions leave customers stranded

Sunwing 'incredibly sorry' after holiday travel disruptions leave customers stranded

Sunwing has issued an apology to passengers left stranded after winter storms upended operations but says "most of our customers enjoyed their holidays with minimal disruption.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

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 (19,506.84, down 81.99): Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 95 cents, or 2.36 per cent, to $41.13 on 6.2 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite falls slightly, U.S. markets slip more than one per cent

S&P/TSX composite falls slightly, U.S. markets slip more than one per cent

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed with slight losses Thursday, buoyed by strength in energy and metals, while U.S. markets lost more than one per cent amid continued strength in the job market. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 81.
Insurance Bureau ups estimate of hurricane Fiona insured damages to $800 million

Insurance Bureau ups estimate of hurricane Fiona insured damages to $800 million

TORONTO — The Insurance Bureau of Canada is estimating insured damages from hurricane Fiona will now reach $800 million. The figure is higher than the bureau's original estimate of $660 million.
Another hot reading on job market sends Wall Street lower

Another hot reading on job market sends Wall Street lower

NEW YORK — Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street and Treasury yields rose after another hot reading on the job market raised worries that the Federal Reserve will need to continue inflicting pain on the economy to fight inflation.
Environmental groups welcome Parks Canada buyout of Jasper Park backcountry lodges

Environmental groups welcome Parks Canada buyout of Jasper Park backcountry lodges

Environmental groups are welcoming Parks Canada's buyout of two businesses in Jasper National Park's Tonquin Valley, a scenic and heavily visited destination also used by vanishing caribou herds.