Consumer advocates rejoiced after Royal Bank of Canada backed down on proposed fee changes that would have potentially charged consumers for the privilege of paying credit-card bills and their mortgages.
Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd. is cutting jobs at offices around the world as it brings together the different parts of its shrinking smartphone business.
(Adds portfolio manager comment, updates prices to close). * TSX ends down 2.85 points, or 0.02 percent, at 15,200.76. * Index gained 0.6 percent in holiday-shortened week.
MONTREAL - Profits at Hydro-Quebec increased 2.2 per cent to $1.79 billion in the first quarter as the provincially owned electricity producer was helped by very cold winter temperatures.
More dark economic clouds are gathering over Alberta, adding to the challenges ahead for a new premier and cabinet as they prepare to take the reins this weekend.