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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: 5.1 per cent (5.2) Employment rate: 61.5 per cent (61.6) Participation rate: 64.8 per cent (64.
New York court issues liability ruling against CIBC in Cerberus lawsuit

New York court issues liability ruling against CIBC in Cerberus lawsuit

TORONTO — CIBC says a New York court has issued a liability ruling against the Canadian bank in a lawsuit brought by Cerberus Capital Management LP. Cerberus filed the lawsuit in November 2015.
CWB Financial Group reports Q4 profit down from year ago, raises dividend

CWB Financial Group reports Q4 profit down from year ago, raises dividend

EDMONTON — CWB Financial Group raised its dividend and reported its fourth-quarter profit fell compared with year ago as its provision for credit losses rose. The bank says it upped its quarterly dividend by a penny to 32 cents per share.
Britney Spears' massive pop songs to land on Broadway, again

Britney Spears' massive pop songs to land on Broadway, again

NEW YORK (AP) — A stage musical about woke princesses that uses hit songs by Britney Spears will land on Broadway this summer.
Director Lindsay MacKay on the health scare that drew her to 'The Swearing Jar'

Director Lindsay MacKay on the health scare that drew her to 'The Swearing Jar'

TORONTO — Hollywood loves a comeback story. But filmmaker Lindsay MacKay is among the rare few who can say that they came back from death.
Profits in 15 sectors, including oil and gas, driving bulk of inflation: report

Profits in 15 sectors, including oil and gas, driving bulk of inflation: report

A new report by the Centre for Future Work found that growth in corporate profits this year compared to pre-pandemic has been concentrated in a small number of sectors where consumer prices have also risen the fastest.
Elton John to play Glastonbury as epic tour draws to close

Elton John to play Glastonbury as epic tour draws to close

LONDON (AP) — Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain. The festival announced Friday that the star will play the 2023 festival’s final night on June 25.
Asian shares sink on revived worries over recession, China

Asian shares sink on revived worries over recession, China

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a mixed day on Wall Street as optimism over signs the Federal Reserve may temper its aggressive interest rate hikes was replaced by worries the economy might be headed for a recession. A U.S.
Bidens entertain more than 330 guests at 1st state dinner

Bidens entertain more than 330 guests at 1st state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden's administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return o
'Regret is not rape,' Weinstein lawyer says in closing

'Regret is not rape,' Weinstein lawyer says in closing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein at his Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial told jurors Thursday that prosecutors' case relies entirely on asking them to trust women whose testimony showed they were untrustworthy.
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