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TD Bank Group reports earnings up as it sees growth in margins and loans

TD Bank Group reports earnings up as it sees growth in margins and loans

TORONTO — TD Bank Group saw earnings climb in the fourth quarter, despite setting aside more money for potentially bad loans, as it benefitted in part from higher interest margins on its loans.

German parliament votes to approve EU-Canada trade pact

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved a free-trade deal between the European Union and Canada, moving the accord a step closer to taking full effect.
Tips to deal with shrinkflation at the mall as some shoppers question discounts

Tips to deal with shrinkflation at the mall as some shoppers question discounts

At first glance, it might seem like the deals have never been better as posters in store windows and online ads trumpet a steady stream of holiday sales.
An inflation gauge tracked by the Fed slows to still-high 6%

An inflation gauge tracked by the Fed slows to still-high 6%

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of inflation that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve eased but remained at an elevated level in October, likely reinforcing the Fed's intent to keep raising interest rates to cool the economy and slow the accelera
Applications for jobless benefits decline last week

Applications for jobless benefits decline last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came back down last week, hovering near levels suggesting the U.S. labor market has been largely unaffected by the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes.
Jacynthe Côté to become chair at Royal Bank of Canada next year

Jacynthe Côté to become chair at Royal Bank of Canada next year

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada says Jacynthe Côté will be appointed as chair of the bank's board of directors next year.
Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

WASHINGTON — Since the global onset of COVID-19, Canada has been gradually closing the gap with the United States when it comes to attracting and keeping an important economic prize: new permanent residents.

Cruzilles brand fruit jellies recalled over undeclared milk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for Cruzilles brand Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies because the candy contains milk which is not listed on the label.
Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

Economy and identity: Quebec premier delivers inaugural speech of 43rd legislature

QUEBEC — The Quebec government will spend the next four years trying to reverse what it says is the decline of French in Montreal and transform the province's economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Premier François Legault said Wednesday.
Ontario Securities Commission appoints new chair in Kevan Cowan

Ontario Securities Commission appoints new chair in Kevan Cowan

TORONTO — Ontario says it has appointed former board member Kevan Cowan as the new chair of the Ontario Securities Commission.