Sponsorship scandal figure facing charges
MONTREAL - The RCMP announced Friday that charges have been laid against a businessman who was described as the "central figure'' in the federal sponsorship scandal and was a close associate of ex-prime minister Jean Chretien.
TSX slightly higher amid Fed concerns
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed with a small gain as buyers hope that a meeting of the Federal Reserve next week will provide clarity on whether the central bank is set to start reducing its monetary stimulus.
Bruno Mars is Billboard's top artist of 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but another artist owned music in 2013: Bruno Mars.
New drug, study method show breast cancer promise
SAN ANTONIO - A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
Drouin not on ice as junior camp opens
TORONTO, Cananda - As expected, Jonathan Drouin was not of on the ice as Canada's world junior championship team took the ice Friday for the start of a three-day camp at the Mastercard Centre — the Toronto Maple Leafs practice rink.
Quebec resort makes list of best winter trips
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Two ski resorts — one in the Caucasus Mountains east of the Black Sea, the other in Quebec on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River — have made National Geographic Traveler's list of the world's best winter trips for 2014.
Household debt ratio climbs: report
OTTAWA - Household debt in Canada hit a new all-time high in the just completed third quarter, but the tiny increase from the previous quarter suggests Canadians are reaching their limit on borrowing.