Consumer tax changes in Wednesday's federal budget will add to the cost of Uber rides while ending a public-transit credit. Those are just two of several Liberal government moves that will hit pocketbooks directly, though modestly.
Saskatchewan's finance minister says the Ministry of Social Services budget is the highest it's ever been, in part because too many "able-bodied" people stay on income assistance too long.
Slightly fewer Canadians received employment insurance benefits in the first month of 2017, with the number of beneficiaries down 0.3 per cent from December's level.
Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it expects lower earnings per share in the first quarter and lower pretax profit in 2017 due to higher spending on commodities, warranties and investments and a drop in sales volumes especially fleet sales.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labour market.