Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:47
Josh Boak, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:40
Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market appeared set to move slightly higher Thursday while traders prepared to take in the release of American job creation figures Friday and European leaders weighed the possibility of sanctions against Russia.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:29
Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Statistics Canada to change the way it reports on unemployment, saying a more fulsome analysis of the data it collects would paint a very different picture of the country's labour market.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:27
The Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece - Greek riot police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons in scuffles Thursday with anti-austerity protesters who took to the streets despite a partial ban on demonstrations in the capital during a visit by German President Joachim Gauck.
CALGARY - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) will be raising its dividend for the second time in three months, following a year in which net income grew 20 per cent and adjusted profit jumped by 50 per cent.