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A TSX tote board is pictured in Toronto, on Dec. 31, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

S&P/TSX composite index inches higher while loonie hits two-year high

S&P/TSX composite index inches higher while loonie hits two-year high

 

The Canadian dollar coin is displayed next to the US dollar Friday, January 30, 2015 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

S&P/TSX composite gets boost to start December after strong November rally

S&P/TSX composite gets boost to start December after strong November rally

 

Pedestrians stroll along Spring Garden Road in Halifax on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. A new retail shopping event has arrived, encouraging consumers to support local, independent businesses during the holiday season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

‘Nightmare on Main Street:’ After a tough year, campaign urges consumers to buy local

‘Nightmare on Main Street:’ After a tough year, campaign urges consumers to buy local

 

Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

North American stock markets fall to end very strong November while loonie rises

North American stock markets fall to end very strong November while loonie rises

Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A farmer plows his field, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in St. Benoit, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Nutrien calls on fertilizer industry to support its agriculture climate change drive

Nutrien calls on fertilizer industry to support its agriculture climate change drive

A farmer plows his field, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in St. Benoit, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

S&P/TSX composite index rises as loonie jumps above 77 cents US

S&P/TSX composite index rises as loonie jumps above 77 cents US

Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

North American stock markets surge higher, Dow tops 30,000

North American stock markets surge higher, Dow tops 30,000

Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A sign at a Laval, Que., Walmart store is shown on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The country's largest organization of small businesses is calling on the Ontario government to think twice about its lockdown policies that close most small businesses while leaving big box retailers open. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Small businesses seek changes to Ontario lockdown rules as big box stores remain open

Small businesses seek changes to Ontario lockdown rules as big box stores remain open

A sign at a Laval, Que., Walmart store is shown on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The country's largest organization of small businesses is calling on the Ontario government to think twice about its lockdown policies that close most small businesses while leaving big box retailers open. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A pedestrian wearing a mask checks his mobile device while waiting to cross a street in Calgary on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Some Alberta businesses are taking matters into their own hands by implementing extra COVID-19 restrictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge

Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge

A pedestrian wearing a mask checks his mobile device while waiting to cross a street in Calgary on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Some Alberta businesses are taking matters into their own hands by implementing extra COVID-19 restrictions.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. TTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

North American stock markets rise as vaccine news boosts energy sector

North American stock markets rise as vaccine news boosts energy sector

Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. TTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

S&P/TSX composite reaches to within five per cent of record high; U.S. markets fall

S&P/TSX composite reaches to within five per cent of record high; U.S. markets fall

Canadian dollars are pictured in Vancouver, Sept. 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Sezzle logo is shown in a person's online shopping cart on a laptop in Vernon, B.C. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Canadians shopping for Sephora makeup, Herschel Supply Co. backpacks and Lush beauty products might have recently noticed a new option during the checkout process: buy now, pay later. The offers come from fintechs like PayBright, Afterpay, Sezzle, Klarna, QuadPay and Affirm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston

Be careful with buy now, pay later deals for nominal purchases: experts

Be careful with buy now, pay later deals for nominal purchases: experts

A Sezzle logo is shown in a person's online shopping cart on a laptop in Vernon, B.C. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Canadians shopping for Sephora makeup, Herschel Supply Co. backpacks and Lush beauty products might have recently noticed a new option during the checkout process: buy now, pay later. The offers come from fintechs like PayBright, Afterpay, Sezzle, Klarna, QuadPay and Affirm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jesse Johnston
Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

North American markets weighed down by COVID-19 concerns after NYC schools shut down

North American markets weighed down by COVID-19 concerns after NYC schools shut down

Bay Street in Canada's financial district is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, passers-by examine a storefront window, in Boston’s fashionable Newbury Street shopping district. Retail sales in the U.S. grew a slower-than-expected 0.3% in October, even as retailers offered early holiday discounts online and in stores. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Global luxury sales forecast to plunge 23 per cent due to pandemic

First sales drop since 2009 financial crisis

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, passers-by examine a storefront window, in Boston’s fashionable Newbury Street shopping district. Retail sales in the U.S. grew a slower-than-expected 0.3% in October, even as retailers offered early holiday discounts online and in stores. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
A woman walks along King Street past the Scotiabank TSX sign, in Toronto, on January 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TSX ekes out a gain while U.S. markets take breather from vaccine euphoria

TSX ekes out a gain while U.S. markets take breather from vaccine euphoria

A woman walks along King Street past the Scotiabank TSX sign, in Toronto, on January 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Obsidian Energy Ltd. logo is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Obsidian Energy Ltd. *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Advisory firm says deal would be good for Obsidian but has little chance to proceed

Advisory firm says deal would be good for Obsidian but has little chance to proceed

The Obsidian Energy Ltd. logo is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Obsidian Energy Ltd. *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 17, 2020. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in October edged back from their all-time record high for monthly sales they set in September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Canada home sales post best October on record, despite falling from September high

Canada home sales post best October on record, despite falling from September high

A real estate sold sign is shown in a Toronto west end neighbourhood May 17, 2020. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in October edged back from their all-time record high for monthly sales they set in September. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Dow sets intraday record, TSX hits nine-month high on reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

Dow sets intraday record, TSX hits nine-month high on reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

S&P/TSX composite resumes climb to end week propelled by COVID-19 vaccine news

S&P/TSX composite resumes climb to end week propelled by COVID-19 vaccine news

Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
The TSX ticker is shown in Toronto on May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Most North American stock markets pushed higher by technology sector rebound

Most North American stock markets pushed higher by technology sector rebound

The TSX ticker is shown in Toronto on May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn