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Canadian stocks ended higher Friday, after data showed the Canadian economy to have grown better than expected with investors tracking strength in U.S. and European markets, even as tensions escalated between Ukraine and Russia. In some upbeat economic news, the Canadian grew 3.1 percent over year...

Canadian stocks rebounded to trade higher Friday morning, with investors tracking some upbeat economic data from Canada and the U.S., while monitoring developments in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The S&P/TSX Composite Index moved higher after some upbeat data showed the Canadian economy...

Canadian stocks are poised for a lackluster open Friday amid downbeat U.S. economic data showing consumers tightened their purse strings in July. U.S. consumer spending dropped 0.1%, while economists expected spending to inch higher. The disappointing data means the U.S. economy is unlikely to match...

Canadian stocks ended lower Thursday, on global cues with investors tracking weakness in European and U.S. markets on escalating tensions in Ukraine, notwithstanding an upbeat second quarter gross domestic product data from the U.S. The main index was pulled down mainly by mining and information...

Canadian stocks are lower Thursday morning, with investors tracking weakness in European markets and the escalating turmoil in Ukraine, notwithstanding an upbeat second quarter gross domestic product data from the U.S. The S&P/TSX Composite Index ticked lower despite some upbeat data showing the U.S....

Canadian stocks are likely to open flat Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy expanded faster during the second quarter than people had previously estimated. Revised figures announced by the U.S. Commerce Department showed that Gross Domestic Product, a broad measure of economic activity, rose...

Canadian stocks snapped a two-day gain to end lower Wednesday amid sluggish commodity prices and profit taking, with little market moving economic indicators for cue. The decline was led by mining, consumer discretionary, industrial, materials and gold stocks, with energy and healthcare stocks also...

Canadian stocks are lower Wednesday morning, with investors choosing to take some profits amid a lack of market moving catalysts. Weakness in European markets and sluggish commodity prices are also contributing to the decline. Investors continue to watch the situation in Ukraine and the Middle...

Canadian stocks are likely to open on a somewhat sluggish note Wednesday amid a lack of market moving catalysts. A better than expected earnings report from National Bank of Canada could trigger some buying in the banking space. Weak European markets may prove a dampener of sorts. With commodity...

Canadian stocks ended higher for a second straight session on Tuesday, after some upbeat durable goods and consumer confidence data from the U.S., led by energy and gold stocks with commodity prices rising. The main index also gained with Tim Hortons surging after its merger deal with Burger King Worldwide. In...

Canadian stocks are higher Tuesday mid morning, adding to recent gains on the back of an upbeat U.S. durable goods order data. U.S. durable goods orders rose by a more than expected 22.6 percent in July, although excluding transportation, orders fell 0.8 percent in the month. Investors are closely...

Canadian stocks are likely to open on a slightly positive note Tuesday, riding on strong results from Scotiabank and Bank of Montreal. U.S. durable goods orders rose by a more than expected 22.6 percent in July, although excluding transportation, orders fell 0.8 percent in the month. Geopolitical...

Canadian stocks snapped a two-day loss to end at a record high Monday, tracking rising global equity markets as market sentiments improved on expectations that major central banks would maintain continued low interest rates. The main index was also pepped up after Tim Hortons registered significant gains...

Canadian stocks are moving up Monday morning, led by gains in Tim Hortons amid news the company will be acquired by Burger King Worldwide Inc. Gains in European markets amid expectations of fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and positive mood on Wall Street where the S&P 500 index crossed...

Canadian stocks are likely to open higher Monday, lifted by news that Burger King Worldwide Inc. is set to acquire Tim Hortons. Positive European markets amid hopes of fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank is also likely to aid sentiment. Investors, while watching for news from Ukraine...