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

OTTAWA — A quick look at October employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 5.6 per cent (5.8) Employment rate: 61.7 per cent (61.5) Participation rate: 65.4 per cent (65.

Call centre abruptly closes in Cape Breton, leaving hundreds without work

SYDNEY, N.S. — More than 600 people have lost their jobs after a call centre in Cape Breton abruptly closed, leaving employees without work weeks before Christmas.
World shares gain amid calm over US-China trade row

World shares gain amid calm over US-China trade row

TOKYO — Shares rebounded in Europe and Asia on Friday as worries over U.S.-China trade friction were calmed by conciliatory comments from Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX climbed 0.7 per cent to 10,884.39 and the CAC 40 in France advanced 1.
Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction

Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after gains on Wall Street but investors continued to watch for news about U.S.-China trade friction. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.1 per cent to 21,524.
Bombardier forecasts 10% revenue boost in 2019 after plans for 5,000 layoffs

Bombardier forecasts 10% revenue boost in 2019 after plans for 5,000 layoffs

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. says its largest business jetliner, a massive rail backlog and aftermarket services will propel the plane-and-train maker to 10 per cent revenue growth in 2019, roughly in line with analyst expectations.
Markets partially recover after sinking on lower crude and trade worries

Markets partially recover after sinking on lower crude and trade worries

TORONTO — North American stock markets partially recovered from deep losses Thursday amid falling oil prices and worries that the arrest of a senior executive at Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei could derail progress in China-U.S. trade talks.
Hydro One shares jump 5.7 per cent after U.S. regulators reject $6.7B takeover

Hydro One shares jump 5.7 per cent after U.S. regulators reject $6.7B takeover

TORONTO — Opposition politicians may not like it but investors are applauding the rejection of Hydro One Ltd.'s $6.7-billion takeover of U.S.-based utility Avista Corp. Shares in the power company controlled by the Ontario government closed at $21.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (14,937.00, down 245.64 points ). Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up $2.55, or 51 per cent, to $7.55 on 42.8 million shares.
Aphria shares rise 51% as board names committee to review short-sellers' claims

Aphria shares rise 51% as board names committee to review short-sellers' claims

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Shares of cannabis producer Aphria Inc.
Manitoba premier promises economic development plan, new cabinet committee

Manitoba premier promises economic development plan, new cabinet committee

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is setting up a new cabinet committee and provincial office to focus on economic development, and is looking to retool a key tax break for property development.