Business News Advisory from The Canadian Press

Here are the CP Business Department's plans for today and the top business stories so far. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. All ETAs and wordcounts approximate. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

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Jordan Press will update his story on StatCan's jobs numbers for September. 



Record gas prices straining small businesses


Calgary, Alberta, Canada -- Canadian businesses struggling to recover from the pandemic are facing another headwind in the form of record-high gasoline prices. Words: 167, Photos: 1

StatCan says economy added 157,000 jobs in Sept.


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- Statistics Canada says the economy added 157,000 jobs in September, bringing employment back to pre-pandemic levels for the first time. Words: 424, Photos: 1

Commercial cleaning industry sees recovery


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Colin Bates could only watch helplessly as many of his clients shut their offices and sent people home. By Ian Bickis. Words: 715, Photos: 1

MTY Food Group records rising third-quarter profit


Montreal, Quebec, Canada -- MTY Food Group Inc. recorded an uptick in sales and profits in its third quarter amid a rebound in customer traffic at the company's restaurants. Words: 281, Photos: 1

Energy, financial sectors lift S&P/TSX composite


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- Gains in the energy and financial sectors nudged Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. Words: 149, Photos: 1



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