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Passenger rights advocate launches complaint, calls Swoop's baggage fees 'deceptive'

6 hours 47 min ago

An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc. claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees.

As legalization looms, pot dispensaries wrestle with whether to close now to go legit later

13 hours 44 min ago

Marijuana entrepreneurs who've been selling the drug for years see a conundrum as legalization draws near — close up show now and leave their customers in a lurch or stay open and face blacklisting once governments open the floodgates.

Grocery retailers try new bag of tricks to slow sales decline

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:07

Supermarket sales in Canada decreased by 2.9 per cent between May 2017 and 2018, according to Statistics Canada, and traditional supermarkets are trying new tactics to attract business.

Rural Canada Post carriers may see 25% wage hike after pay equity dispute

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:06

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post that gives rural carriers a hefty pay increase.

Hackers steal $60 million US in cryptocurrency from Japan exchange

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:49

Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday.

Want life insurance? You'll need to track your fitness, says John Hancock

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:39

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said Wednesday.

Torstar signs agreement to purchase political website iPolitics

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:44

Torstar Corp. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase some assets of Ottawa–based political website iPolitics Inc.

Toronto company offers cash to 'cannabis connoisseurs' to smoke

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:00

A cannabis firm is looking to hire five pot aficionados from across the country to sample the company's wares and get paid to do it. The bud brain trust will form the company's "cannabis curation committee."

Hundreds of faulty pipeline parts could expand or break

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:00

The National Energy Board has found hundreds of parts currently being used on major oil and gas pipelines are not as strong as previously thought and could expand or break if put under enough pressure.

Nasdaq halts trading in Tilray after pot stock doubles in 2 days

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:11

Shares in Canadian marijuana company Tilray Inc. were halted on the Nasdaq Wednesday after they doubled in two days.

Cathay Pacific pokes fun at self after misspelling its own name on a plane

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:23

Pictures of a giant typo on a Cathay Pacific jet in Hong Kong have been making the rounds online, but the company is keeping its sense of humour.

Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:52

A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work.

'Wild West' cryptocurrencies need regulation, say U.K. lawmakers

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:34

In a report on digital currencies published Wednesday, the Britain's Treasury Select Committee called for regulations on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to protect consumers and prevent money laundering.

CEO of major bank in Denmark resigns after money laundering probe with alleged Putin links

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:53

Danske Bank chief executive Thomas Borgen has quit following an investigation into payments totalling some 200 billion euros ($302 billion) through its Estonian branch, with the Danish bank saying many of them were suspicious.

New mortgage rules are keeping young buyers out of the housing market, TransUnion finds

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:00

The number of new mortgages taken up in Canada in the second quarter of the year fell by 3.4 per cent, according to credit agency TransUnion, and younger borrowers seemed particularly discouraged from entering the housing market..

Who wins a U.S.-China trade war? The one that loses least: Don Pittis

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:00

A game of chicken between China and the U.S. may transform global trade — and that may not be all bad.

'We can't wait': Why more Canadians are finally getting serious about making less garbage

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:00

A growing number of Canadian consumers and businesses are taking action against single-use plastics, even before this week's meeting of G7 environment ministers in Halifax. And there's a fresh understanding that biodegradable and compostable plastics are a problem, too.

'A public relations nightmare': Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:00

Read about what CBC News and the Toronto Star discovered after sending a pair of reporters undercover to a ticket industry convention in Las Vegas that brings together box-office giants and the world's top scalpers in the same room.

'There is a growing frustration': Top Republican slams Canada's NAFTA negotiating tactics

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:16

The third most senior Republican in Congress fired a shot across the bow of the government in Ottawa Tuesday urging Canadian negotiators to drop some of their hardball negotiating tactics or risk being left out of a new NAFTA entirely.

Tesla turns over documents related to Musk's claim he'll take the company private

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:45

Tesla has turned over documents to the U.S. Justice Department after statements by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private, the electric car maker confirmed Tuesday.


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