Despite its U.S. origins, Canadians have embraced Black Friday shopping with a fervor normally reserved for play-off hockey games.
The euro was near the weakest in seven months against the dollar and yen as investors speculated the European Central Bank will expand stimulus when it meets next week.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said on Wednesday it would cut 400 management jobs, or about 3 per cent of its work force, saying it was ready to streamline operations after starting up Canada's biggest meat plant.
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Sales of new single-family homes in the United States rebounded in October from a September slump, as prices fell year-over-year, according to official data released Wednesday.