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Feel-good funds with positive returns draw legions of responsible investing fans

Feel-good funds with positive returns draw legions of responsible investing fans

CALGARY — Growing numbers of Canadian investors are putting their money where their hearts are and finding that investing in companies that share their convictions can also deliver respectable returns.
US jobless claims drop; still at 847,000 as pandemic rages

US jobless claims drop; still at 847,000 as pandemic rages

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell but remained at a historically high 847,000 last week, a sign that layoffs keep coming as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.
Party leaders promise to revitalize COVID-battered N.L. tourism sector

Party leaders promise to revitalize COVID-battered N.L. tourism sector

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's pandemic-battered tourism sector is getting some attention during the election campaign. Liberal Leader Andrew Furey on Wednesday visited the renowned beauty of St.
Asian shares drop after US stocks' worst day since October

Asian shares drop after US stocks' worst day since October

TOKYO — Asian shares skidded on Thursday as a reality check set in about longtime economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, giving Wall Street its worst day since October. Benchmarks in Japan, South Korea, Australia and China declined Thursday.
In duel with small investors over GameStop, big funds blink

In duel with small investors over GameStop, big funds blink

Across most of America, GameStop is just a place to buy a video game. On Wall Street, though, it's become a battleground where swarms of smaller investors see themselves making an epic stand against the 1%.
Fed stresses its commitment to low rates as economy stumbles

Fed stresses its commitment to low rates as economy stumbles

WASHINGTON — Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve will keep pursuing its low-interest rate policies until an economic recovery is well underway, acknowledging that the economy has faltered in recent months.
CP Rail beats earnings forecasts as Q4 profit up 21 per cent despite softer revenues

CP Rail beats earnings forecasts as Q4 profit up 21 per cent despite softer revenues

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is optimistic about 2021 after concluding a record year with net profits surging nearly 21 per cent in the fourth quarter despite softer revenues. "We're ready for the year. We've got the momentum.
Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

BRUSSELS — The European Union and drugmaker AstraZeneca sparred Wednesday over a delay in coronavirus vaccine deliveries amid a deepening dispute that raises concerns about international competition for limited supplies of the shots needed to end the

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,424.43, down 354.98 points.) BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up $7.71, or 32.42 per cent, to $31.49 on 34.3 million shares.
Air Transat to cut all routes from Toronto, some Montreal routes until April 30

Air Transat to cut all routes from Toronto, some Montreal routes until April 30

MONTREAL — In a move it blames on tighter restrictions imposed by Ottawa, Transat A.T. Inc. is halting all flights out of Toronto and some from Montreal for the remainder of the winter travel season.