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Five business terms to haunt your Halloween

The Witching Hour approaches, but for investors that might not refer to taking their kids trick-or-treating. In honour of All Hallow's Eve, let’s review some spooky financial terms.

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 1:35 PM

Loonie declines most since 2011 as economy contracts

Canada’s dollar weakened the most since 2011 after data showed the economy shrank in August for the first time this year, adding to bets the central bank will lag behind the Federal Reserve in...

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 12:09 PM

Exxon, Chevron results boosted by refining as oil prices slip

A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices.

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 11:50 AM
Tags: Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Imperial Oil

Starbucks to roll out delivery service next year

Starbucks Corp’s early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company’s shares down almost 5...

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 10:03 AM
Tags: Starbucks

Canada’s economy shrinks in August

Canada’s gross domestic product unexpectedly fell 0.1 percent in August from July, as the Canadian economy appears to have followed up its strong first half of the year with a summer stall-out.

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 9:31 AM
Tags: Canadian GDP

Brent oil set for longest run of weekly losses since 2002

Brent crude headed for a sixth weekly loss, the longest decline since 2002, as OPEC boosted production to a 14-month high amid a global surplus. West Texas Intermediate was on track for its biggest...

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 8:19 AM
Tags: Oil, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Canadian Ebola vaccine to be used in largest human trial

An experimental Canadian-made vaccine is one of the leading contenders in the unprecedented race to develop a tool that will stop the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 7:52 AM
Tags: Ebola

Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway ahead of APEC

Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowds to gather and create "trouble", a state-run newspaper said on Friday,...

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 7:08 AM
Tags: China

PR firm drops Ghomeshi; CBC to hire third-party company to investigate allegations

The CBC will hire a third-party company to conduct a “rigorous, independent” investigation into allegations of abuse at the hands of former radio star Jian Ghomeshi.

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 7:07 AM

Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected...

Posted on 10-31-2014 at 6:51 AM
Tags: Japan, Inflation
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