TORONTO - An uptick in the price of gold helped boost the Toronto stock market to a higher close, while U.S. markets finished lower following indications of a relatively tepid start to the holiday shopping season.
The Chinese yuan held steady after the International Monetary Fund included the currency in its reserve basket, while most Asian shares rose amid optimism for stimulus from Europe's central bank later this week.
EDMONTON - Canada's food safety watchdog says a small amount of leftover contaminated feed was the most plausible cause of mad cow disease discovered in a cow last winter on an Alberta farm.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line.
Most GO Transit riders can expect to pay more for their commute starting Feb. 1. But some Union Pearson Express (UPX) train tickets are going down.