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Pools and privacy: Why day-use hotels offer respite from home office distractions

7 hours 41 min ago

After facing staggering losses due to COVID-19, the hotel industry is offering day-use rooms for people longing to get a break from their home office distractions.

Federal study details workers hit hardest by tax, benefit system for extra earnings

11 hours 40 min ago

Newly released documents show Finance Department officials calculated that workers near the bottom of the income ladder are dinged hardest for extra earnings than anybody else, including those at the top.

Cenovus to buy Husky Energy for $3.8B, designed to 'weather the current environment'

14 hours 6 min ago

The Calgary-based companies say in a joint announcement that the combined company will be the third-largest Canadian oil and natural gas producer, based on total company production.

Are nursing homes above the law? WestJet changes course on COVID-19 refunds: CBC's Marketplace Cheat Sheet

15 hours 22 min ago

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week.

Hospitality workers urge Ottawa to put employees first in any COVID-19 related bailout

Sat, 10/24/2020 - 01:00

Canada’s hard-hit hospitality industry is asking for more help from government to survive the economic impact of COVID-19. But even as hotel owners are seeking more aid from Ottawa, some of their workers say they’re not making good use of relief programs already out there.

Le Château going out of business, blames COVID-19

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 06:51

Retailer Le Château is seeking court protection from its creditors while it winds down its operations and liquidates its assets.

EU shutting Canadians out a wake-up call to ramp up nation's COVID-19 efforts

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 01:00

While Canada is still faring better than many countries, it has lost its coveted image as a nation widely recognized as having flattened the COVID-19 curve after EU removes Canadians from its list of approved travellers.

Mark Carney says smart money needs better tools to measure climate risk

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 01:00

The UN’s Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance lays out “the greatest commercial opportunity of our times” and where Canada can lead.

Canada officially removed from EU's permissible travel list due to rising COVID-19 cases

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:20

The European Union officially removed Canada from a list of countries that should not be subjected to incoming travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. oil giant Exxon set to announce layoffs in Canada

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:17

Exxon Mobil Corp is "very close" to completing its workforce appraisals in the United States and Canada and expects to unveil job cuts, its chief executive told employees in an email on Wednesday.

Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 16:40

Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.

WestJet to provide refunds (not just credits) for flights cancelled due to pandemic

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 15:31

WestJet says it will begin providing refunds to all its passengers whose flights were cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Dollarama recalls bogus hand sanitizer

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:59

Dollarama Inc. is removing a counterfeit and recalled hand sanitizer from its shelves, which experts say should serve as a reminder of how important it is for retailers and consumers to do their due diligence when shopping.

Inflation rate rises to 0.5% in September, Statistics Canada says

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 11:48

Canada's headline inflation measure went up in September by 0.5 per cent compared with a year ago, a better-than-expected increase, but one that experts say won't sway the Bank of Canada's stimulus measures.

Oxford's Brazil vaccine trial to continue after volunteer dies, university says

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 11:29

The University of Oxford's Brazilian trial of its vaccine candidate will continue after the death of a volunteer, the university said on Wednesday, adding an independent review revealed no safety concerns. Meanwhile, a source indicated that the person who died was in a control group and had not received the vaccine.

Get your gifts in the mail early this holiday season, Canada Post warns

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 10:23

Canada Post is urging Canadians to shop early this holiday season to avoid the late arrival of gifts caused by a pandemic-induced shift to online shopping.

EU removes Canadians from list of approved travellers because of COVID-19

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 07:50

European Union officials are moving to halt Canadians from travelling to the bloc of European countries amid the coronavirus pandemic.

No more double-doubles in a double-cup as Tim Hortons vows to reduce paper waste

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 06:45

Tim Hortons is ending the practice of double cupping hot drinks, a move the fast food restaurant says will eliminate hundreds of millions of cups from landfills each year.

Retail sales grew for 4th straight month in August — but September looks flat

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 06:28

Canadian retailers logged $53.2 in sales in August, the fourth month in a row that sales have increased since cratering in April because of COVID-19.

Antitrust lawsuit against Google reveals a growing willingness to take action against tech titans

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 01:00

The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google may open the door to further moves against the tech giants in the United States and elsewhere. 

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