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Finance says federal deficit hits nearly $69B over first half of fiscal year

Finance says federal deficit hits nearly $69B over first half of fiscal year

OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of nearly $69 billion over the first half its fiscal year, almost $130 billion less than the treasury pumped out during the same stretch one year earlier.
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.
Pistol Annies craft holiday album for the not-so-sentimental

Pistol Annies craft holiday album for the not-so-sentimental

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert readily admits that she doesn't really like Christmas music at all.
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.
Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high.
Art critic Dave Hickey, known for book 'Air Guitar', dies

Art critic Dave Hickey, known for book 'Air Guitar', dies

Dave Hickey, a prominent American art critic whose essays covered topics ranging from Siegfried & Roy to Norman Rockwell, has died.
Quebec budget update: 6.5 per cent GDP growth and cash payments to offset inflation

Quebec budget update: 6.5 per cent GDP growth and cash payments to offset inflation

QUEBEC — Boasting that Quebec's economic growth is outpacing growth in the United States, Finance Minister Eric Girard presented a budget update Thursday that includes one-time cheques to offset inflation and that slashes the province's estimated def

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.