TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index dropped on Friday as oil and gas shares kept diving after OPEC's decision on Thursday not to cut output pushed oil prices to four-year lows, while gold-mining shares also fell on a lower bullion price.
The chaotic U.S., post-Thanksgiving scenes of Black Friday shoppers struggling through store entrances for deals on flat-screen TVs and other consumer electronics spread to the United Kingdom today.
OTTAWA - The Canadian economy grew at a faster than expected pace in the third quarter, but economists cautioned Friday about the impact of lower oil prices on growth in the coming months.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government ran a budget deficit of C$744 million ($653 million) in the first six months of the 2014/15 fiscal year, down from C$10.35 billion in the April-September period of 2013, the finance department said on Friday.
A new study from the C.D. Howe Institute suggests Canadians are filing fewer bright ideas these days through patent applications. The Toronto-based think-tank says all provinces have seen a decline in application rates over the past decade.