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UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tightened his grip on the government Thursday with a Cabinet shake-up that triggered the unexpected resignation of his Treasury chief, the second-most powerful figure in the administration.
If you haven't started saving for retirement, don't panic, but get a plan

If you haven't started saving for retirement, don't panic, but get a plan

OTTAWA — Canadians are bombarded by advertising preaching the virtues of starting to save for retirement early, letting the benefits of time and compound interest work in their favour.
US consumer prices up 0.1% in January; gasoline prices fall

US consumer prices up 0.1% in January; gasoline prices fall

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose modestly last month, weighed down by falling gasoline prices. The Labor Department said Thursday that its consumer price index blipped up 0.1% in January after rising 0.2% in December.
Bombardier to report earnings as future of the company hangs in the balance

Bombardier to report earnings as future of the company hangs in the balance

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. is set to report earnings today as rumours continue to swirl around the potential sale of one of its two main divisions.
Alimentation Couche-Tard ups offer for Australian convenience chain, says Caltex

Alimentation Couche-Tard ups offer for Australian convenience chain, says Caltex

Caltex Australia Ltd., Australia's largest retail fuel and convenience chain, says it has received a revised takeover offer from Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. The Australian company says the proposal would pay AU$35.
Sun Life fourth-quarter profits surge 24 per cent to $719 million

Sun Life fourth-quarter profits surge 24 per cent to $719 million

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial met expectations as its net income surged 24 per cent to $719 million in the fourth quarter. The Toronto-based insurer says it earned $1.22 per share in the three months ended Dec.
Alberta energy 'war room' chief apologizes for tweets attacking New York Times

Alberta energy 'war room' chief apologizes for tweets attacking New York Times

CALGARY — The head of Alberta's $30-million-a-year energy war room apologized after the organization attacked The New York Times in a series of tweets over an article about how large financial institutions have stopped funding Alberta oil production.
Manulife boosting dividend 12 per cent on higher profits in Q4 and full year

Manulife boosting dividend 12 per cent on higher profits in Q4 and full year

TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. is boosting its quarterly dividend 12 per cent after it capped a stronger 2019 with net earnings more than doubling in the fourth quarter.
Competition Bureau investigating major agricultural suppliers over sales activity

Competition Bureau investigating major agricultural suppliers over sales activity

OTTAWA — The Competition Bureau says it is investigating several major agricultural suppliers to determine if conduct alleged against them may "significantly harm competition" in Canada's agricultural sector.
Peladeau calls Bell a 'public danger' at CRTC hearing over Groupe V acquisition

Peladeau calls Bell a 'public danger' at CRTC hearing over Groupe V acquisition

MONTREAL — The president and chief executive officer of Quebecor Inc. described Bell Inc. as a "public danger" and "multi-tentacled octopus" at a CRTC hearing Wednesday.