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Sales for the food services and drinking places industry increased 1.0% from November to December to nearly $4.1 billion in current dollars. During the same period, the price of food purchased in restaurants rose 0.2%, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. (Full Story)
Public sector employment increased 0.5%, on a seasonally adjusted basis, between the third and fourth quarters of 2009. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the public sector in Canada had an average of nearly 3.6 million employees.
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Investment in non-residential construction and machinery and equipment in 2010 is expected to increase 5.3% from 2009 to $239.9 billion on a current dollar basis. (Full Story)
The current account deficit on transactions with the rest of the world narrowed to $9.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 (on a seasonally adjusted basis), largely reflecting an energy-led increase in exports of goods. (Full Story)
Non-farm payroll employment increased by 22,000 in December compared with the previous month. This represented the fourth consecutive month of modest gains.

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The Wholesale Services Price Index (WSPI) rose 1.3% in the third quarter compared with 4.2% in the second quarter, marking the seventh consecutive quarterly increase.
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The composite leading index rose 0.9% in January, about equal to its average increase over the previous eight months but less than the 1.5% gain in December. Overall, 8 of the 10 components rose, while the 2 that declined were related to manufacturing.
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The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries fell for the third consecutive month, down 40,100 in December to 744,000. (Full Story)
Russia has signed a deal to build a military base in the rebel Georgian territory of Abkhazia. NATO says the deal violates an existing agreement and has urged Moscow to reverse the decision.
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Consumer prices rose 1.9% in the 12 months to January, following a 1.3% increase in December 2009. January's increase was the largest since November 2008.
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