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BMO reports profit up, raises quarterly dividend 25% after efficiency push

BMO reports profit up, raises quarterly dividend 25% after efficiency push

TORONTO — BMO Financial Group wrapped the week of Big Six financial results by announcing the biggest dividend raise and share buyback plan of all the banks as it reported earnings that were boosted in part by efficiency gains.
Canadian and U.S. officials to meet Friday to discuss P.E.I. potato ban

Canadian and U.S. officials to meet Friday to discuss P.E.I. potato ban

FREDERICTON — Officials from Canada and the United States were scheduled to meet Friday to discuss the suspension of exports of Prince Edward Island potatoes south of the border — a trade order that is impacting potato prices in both countries.
Growth in US service sector reaches new heights in November

Growth in US service sector reaches new heights in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the services sector, where most Americans work, hit an all-time high in November, overtaking a record that was set the previous month.

AltaGas raising dividend six per cent, moving to quarterly payments from monthly

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it is raising its dividend six per cent for next year and moving to a quarterly payment schedule from monthly payments to shareholders. The company says it will pay a quarterly dividend of 26.
France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

France signs weapons mega-deal with UAE as Macron tours Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France announced multibillion-euro deals Friday to sell fighter planes and combat helicopters to the United Arab Emirates, aiming to boost military cooperation with its top ally in the Persian Gulf amid their shared

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for November, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 6.0 per cent in November. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for November, by province

OTTAWA — Canada's national unemployment rate was 6.0 per cent in November. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets): _ Newfoundland and Labrador 10.4 per cent (13.9) _ Prince Edward Island 8.

National employment numbers for November from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at Canada's November employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 6.0 per cent (6.7) Employment rate: 61.4 per cent (61.0) Participation rate: 65.3 per cent (65.

CWB Financial reports Q4 profit up from year ago, raises dividend

EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group raised its dividend as it reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a year ago to beat expectations. The Edmonton-based bank says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share, up from 29 cents.
One in four Canadian shoppers overshot their Black Friday budget: report

One in four Canadian shoppers overshot their Black Friday budget: report

CALGARY — One in four Canadian shoppers blew past their budgets on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to a new survey.