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Here are some small towns and cities where you can get a well-paying tech job

4 hours 34 min ago

Economists say Canada now has a digital divide between those who have access to big-city tech jobs and those who do not. Here are some of the smaller towns and cities working to spread opportunity around.

What Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy filing means for Canada

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 06:00

Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy in the United States, but what does that mean for the lawsuits in Canada over the opioid crisis? The concern in Canada is that because of the U.S. bankruptcy filing, the assets at the centre of the lawsuit could be in jeopardy.

Autoworkers at GM's Oshawa plant ask feds for more than $1B to build electric vehicles

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 01:00

Workers at the General Motors Oshawa assembly plant are calling on the federal government to fund a project that would transform the site into a publicly owned electric vehicle factory.

Scotiabank says no risk to customers after bank's software found on coding website

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:45

A Canadian IT consultant is raising the alarm after he says he found some sensitive software code belonging to Scotiabank on a popular online file-sharing repository.

Major oil company plans 7 wells in Alaska petroleum reserve

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:36

ConocoPhillips is planning work for this winter in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.

Rising home prices encourage consumers to borrow and spend, giving economy a boost

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:30

As Canadian home prices rose from 2014 to 2017, many households tapped the value in their homes for other spending, according to an analysis by Bank of Canada economists, and that gave a material boost to the economy as a whole.

Price-fixing conspiracy lawsuits can go ahead against electronics companies, Supreme Court rules

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 09:40

The Supreme Court of Canada has given the green light to a pair of British Columbia class-action suits alleging a global price-fixing conspiracy by electronics firms.

Thomas Cook travel on verge of collapse

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 08:30

Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British travellers can get home.

Jeff Bezos makes climate pledge, after revealing Amazon emits as much carbon as a small nation

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:42

Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and CEO Jeff Bezos vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.

TSX hits record high, now within striking distance of 17,000 points as oil rally continues

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:42

The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark stock index closed at an all-time high and was flirting with crossing 17,000 points for the first time ever on Friday.

Rogue oil trader costs Mitsubishi $320M on bad crude bets

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:01

One of Japan's most storied trading houses says it's lost $320 million in a series of unauthorized transactions by a rogue trader.

U.S. excludes another 437 Chinese-made product types from Trump's tariffs next month

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 06:56

The U.S. has exempted another 437 types of products from China from the tariffs Washington had previously threatened to impose on them, in the latest sign that the combatants in the Sino-American trade war are perhaps becoming gun-shy.

All GM's vehicle assembly workers in Oshawa laid off because of U.S. strike

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 06:37

The strike by 49,000 United Auto Workers against General Motors in the U.S. has led to more temporary job losses at GM's assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.

Why tech giants are creating apps for people with disabilities

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 03:00

Tech companies like Google are stepping up efforts to make their products accessible to people living with disabilities.

Peeling paint on your white Toyota? Help may be on the way

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 02:00

Toyota Canada says it will follow Toyota USA's lead and implement a program to repair peeling paint on some white vehicles.

Why a 'just transition' doesn't have to pit jobs against the environment

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:00

Some politicians and business leaders say that climate change presents a binary choice between preserving jobs or the environment. But a lot of working-class people don't see it that way.

Older Canadians reinvent themselves as 'seniorpreneurs' — in hopes it'll pay off

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 01:00

So-called ‘seniorpreneurs’ are part of a quickly growing group of older Canadians who are working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65, as savings rates for all Canadians stall below 2 per cent.

Colt suspends production of AR-15 rifle for civilian market

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 13:11

Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.

Airbnb to become publicly traded company next year

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 08:03

Short-term rental company Airbnb says it plans to go public next year and list its shares on the stock exchange.

Everything you need to know about the 'repo loan' problem — and why it matters to you

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 07:19

Rates in the U.S. repo market spiked to five times the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate this week, sparking fears that there may be economic problems about to emerge. Here's an explainer on what the repo market it, what happened to it this week, and why it matters.

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