U.S. companies are responding
to the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years by increasing
their focus on automation in order to maintain healthy margins
as labor costs tick higher, a Reuters analysis of corporate
earnings transcripts shows.
The Canadian dollar weakened
against the greenback on Tuesday and its heavily weighted energy
sector fell on the Toronto stock market, as investors worried
that a minority government would make building of new oil
pipelines more difficult.
U.S. President Donald Trump
on Tuesday criticized House of Representatives Speaker Nancy
Pelosi for not bringing his administration's re-negotiated trade
deal with neighboring Mexico and Canada up for a vote in