Shares in some of the U.K.'s biggest banks climbed by the most in months Tuesday, propelled higher after the sector escaped largely unscathed from the Bank of England's financial stress tests.
Automakers used early holiday-season dealmaking to keep U.S. sales churning toward a record pace in November, aided by a strengthened economy and cheap fuel prices that whetted buyers' appetite for trucks.
Consumer spending at brick-and-mortar retail locations fell 10 percent over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend as U.S. retailers cut store hours on the holiday, according to ShopperTrak.
Canada's economy unexpectedly contracted in September as fires and maintenance shutdowns interrupted oil production, marring a report that showed the first quarterly expansion this year and calling into question the outlook.
(Adds comments, stock price move, details on oil and gas exposure and domestic and international business). By John Tilak. TORONTO Dec 1 Bank of Nova Scotia reported a higher quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by asset growth and favorable foreign ...