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Top business stories of the week (Feb. 6-10)

Top business stories of the week (Feb. 6-10)

The biggest stories from the Glacier Business Wire we've been following this past week
S&P/TSX composite largely unchanged Friday; U.S. markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite largely unchanged Friday; U.S. markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was largely unchanged Friday with gains in industrials and energy partially offset by weakness in technology and metals, while U.S. markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 14.37 points at 20,612.
Food inflation dips into Super Bowl spreads

Food inflation dips into Super Bowl spreads

TORONTO — As food prices stay hot, the chicken wings, pizza, party subs and snacks for your Super Bowl spread will come with a heftier price tag this year, whether you're ordering in, going out, or cooking at home.
Tight labour market persists as Canadian economy adds 150,000 jobs in January

Tight labour market persists as Canadian economy adds 150,000 jobs in January

OTTAWA — Employment growth in Canada blew past economists' predictions in January, even as forecasters had expected higher interest rates to weigh on the labour market.
B.C. adds 8K jobs in January despite heavy losses in tech

B.C. adds 8K jobs in January despite heavy losses in tech

Tech sector losses stack up amid global layoffs
John Horgan stepping down as MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca

John Horgan stepping down as MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca

Horgan, 63, resigned as B.C.’s 36th premier in late November, saying it was time for a generational change.
'Inconspicuous' social media posts, advertorials by B.C. stock promotion firm violated rules

'Inconspicuous' social media posts, advertorials by B.C. stock promotion firm violated rules

Stock Social Inc. was found to be in violation of rules governing the disclosure of promotional materials for public companies, including via social media networks.
Northern B.C. rural businesses to benefit from $1.5M in funding

Northern B.C. rural businesses to benefit from $1.5M in funding

NDIT will get $1.5 million from the province to hire business advisors
Report urges windfall tax to recover CEWS funds from large corporations

Report urges windfall tax to recover CEWS funds from large corporations

OTTAWA — A new report by the non-profit organization Canadians for Tax Fairness says Canada should institute a windfall tax on all large corporations to help recover some of the public funds awarded to businesses during the pandemic.
Opinion: How do Eby and Falcon compare in the eyes of British Columbian voters?

Opinion: How do Eby and Falcon compare in the eyes of British Columbian voters?

Four months have passed since Research Co. and Glacier Media last looked at the political landscape of British Columbia.
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