North American markets surged for a second consecutive session Thursday as investors continued to buy up stocks beaten down in a six-day sell-off that started over a week ago amid fears of a major slowdown in China's economy.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto-Dominion Bank added to a string of strong financial reports this week from Canada's big banks, which have largely defied expectations that ugly economic indicators would begin to take a toll on the sector.
SEOUL Crude oil futures rose on Friday, adding to their biggest one-day rally in over six years the day before, led by recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies.
SkyGreece Airlines temporarily ceased its operations Thursday, after days of media reports of delayed and cancelled flights to and from Pearson International Airport.
A leading seismic scientist says B.C.'s energy infrastructure and gasfield workers may be vulnerable to earthquakes caused by fracking.