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EU fines Google billions for breaching antitrust rules

5 hours 36 min ago

The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro, roughly $3.6 billion Cdn, fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

Canada could use a $5 coin — and a lot less small change: Don Pittis

6 hours 42 min ago

This week, the loonie turns 30. Don Pittis explores why it may be time to start saying a long goodbye to the blue $5 bill.

Oilsands, mining companies watch B.C. solar project with intrigue

6 hours 42 min ago

Mining companies investing in renewable energy may seem far fetched, but those in the industry say the sector is looking for opportunities that make financial sense.

'A seat at the table': GM CEO Mary Barra on engaging with Trump

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:12

At a time when some business leaders have pulled away from working with U.S. President Donald Trump, the head of General Motors sees a need for engagement with the White House.

Alphabet partners with Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:06

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc, said on Monday it signed a multi-year agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc for the car rental firm to manage its growing fleet of autonomous vehicles, sparking a surge in Avis Budget's stock.

Disgruntled U.S. Tim Hortons franchisees follow Canadian example, form alliance

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:11

A group representing Tim Hortons franchisees who are unhappy with the management of the coffee-and-doughnut chain says it now has a U.S. chapter, a development that could put further pressure on the parent company.

16-bit is back: Nintendo's Super NES Classic launches this fall

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:56

Nintendo has announced the Super NES Classic console, a miniaturized version of its 16-bit console from the 1990s and a followup to last year's wildly popular NES Classic.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:16

Google is ending the practice that it has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004 of scanning emails in search of opportunities to sell ads. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users.

Ontario proposes to cap resale ticket price at 50% above face value in scalping crackdown

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:52

The Ontario government plans to introduce new rules this fall that would crack down on scalping tickets for sports, concert and other events at inflated prices.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli's trial starts today in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:08

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur who has been called the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 per cent, will go on trial in Brooklyn, N.Y., today for what prosecutors are calling a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran.

Anything for a party, but the idea Canada was born 150 years ago is absurd: Don Pittis

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:00

Economically speaking, and even politically, Canada was not born 150 years ago. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Oil prices take another dive — can the oilpatch take it?

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:00

Oil trading closer to $40 US a barrel is unpleasant for the energy sector, but it is not quite as disastrous as it was three years ago. Years of suffering have made the energy sector more efficient.

From condoms to caskets: merchandise marks Canada's 150th birthday

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:00

It's been said that Canadians are not brash about their patriotism, but you wouldn't know it from the variety of merchandise, big and small, being snapped up in advance of Canada's 150th birthday July 1.

Airbag maker Takata expected to file for bankruptcy Monday

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:36

Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday.

Warning labels might be coming to cheese: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:00

Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know.

How Sears' troubles could hasten radical change in Canada's malls

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 02:00

Canadian mall owners and developers were already in the process of getting approval for major makeovers - now Sears gives them all the more reason to move fast.

Proposed rules for CRA amnesty program could expose more tax-cheat advisers

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 02:00

The Canada Revenue Agency is proposing tougher rules for tax cheats who voluntarily come forward looking for amnesty. The rules would hit sophisticated taxpayers with more penalties and require them to identify advisers and firms who helped with dodgy offshore tax schemes. Critics welcome the changes, but say more needs to be done.

Forget the poop scooping: who will pay the bills for your pet?

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 02:00

Pets are expensive, but few of us pay enough attention to the money we'll spend by adding a furry addition to the family. Here are 6 ways to cut down on pet costs.

'Eventually, many will run out': How an LCBO strike could impact restaurants and bars

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 17:52

A long drawn-out strike by liquor store workers could have a significant impact on Ontario's restaurants, wine importers, bars and consumers. But it could offer a boon to local wineries.

CIBC looks to generate quarter of earnings from U.S.

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:20

CIBC closed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp on Friday, securing its foothold in the U.S. where CEO Victor Dodig said the bank hopes to one day generate a quarter of its earnings.

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