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Squid Game and other popular titles help propel Netflix to higher 3rd-quarter earnings

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 16:44

The recent hit show Squid Game, the dystopian survival drama from South Korea, and other popular series and movies helped propel Netflix to sharply higher third-quarter earnings, released Tuesday.

Facebook pays $4.75M US fine plus back pay to settle suit alleging it favoured foreign workers

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:23

Facebook is paying a $4.75 million US fine and up to $9.5 million US to eligible victims to resolve the U.S. Justice Department's allegations that it discriminated against American workers in favour of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs.

Sleep Country Canada buys controlling stake in Hush Blankets

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 10:30

Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. has signed a deal to buy Hush Blankets, a direct-to-consumer seller of weighted blankets, pillows, sheets and bed-in-a-box mattresses.

Why the world is facing a global energy crunch

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 09:55

The world is gripped by an energy crunch — a fierce squeeze on some of the key markets for natural gas, oil and other fuels that keep the global economy running and the lights and heat on in homes. Heading into winter, that has meant higher utility bills and more expensive products.

Quebec retailing family sued by HBC for improper use of Zellers brand name

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 05:53

Members of a Quebec family behind the recent trademark applications for companies bearing the name Zellers are the focus of a lawsuit by Hudson's Bay Co. ULC, which owns the defunct retail brand.

Doug Ford vows to support Stellantis, workers in wake of news 1,800 jobs will be cut

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 12:20

Ontario Premier Doug Ford vows to support Windsor autoworkers — and Stellantis — following news last last week that the company plans to cut a shift next year, a move that will cost hundreds of jobs.

Instacart 'shoppers' baffled by shrinking paycheques

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 01:00

Home delivery has boomed during the pandemic. But the gig workers who have signed with Instacart, to go shopping for consumers and deliver the orders, say their earnings from the online giant are shrouded in mystery, and have fallen significantly.

Why it matters to the world if China delivers on its carbon targets

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 01:00

China's President Xi wants to transform the economy to help the poorest. He also insists the country can cut its carbon output. But can he do both at the same time and hang on to power?

'Brutal way to do business' says Unifor president on Stellantis assembly plant cuts

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 17:02

Unifor's president Jerry Dias says there was no consultation whatsoever with the union prior to Stellantis's announcement Friday that it would be cutting the Windsor Assembly Plant down to one shift and is vowing to get answers from the company this week.

Canada's modest offering at Expo 2020 hopes to sell people on more than just scenery

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 01:00

With 192 countries jostling for attention at Expo 2020 in Dubai, Canada chose a characteristically understated way to make its mark with its $40-million pavilion. But with interest in world's fairs waning in this interconnected digital age, does even the flashiest display make much of an impact?

Does the U.S. need a trillion-dollar coin?

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 01:00

As another showdown over the debt ceiling looms, experts say the whole thing could be put to rest by simply minting a $1 trillion coin.

U.S. confirms it will accept Canadian travellers with mixed vaccines

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:24

Following weeks of speculation, the United States announced late Friday it will accept mixed vaccines when new rules kick in on Nov. 8 requiring all foreign travellers to the country to be fully vaccinated.

Toronto and Vancouver are in housing bubbles, Swiss Bank warns

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 06:58

Average house prices rose 14 per cent in the past year, new data shows Friday, as Swiss bank UBS says Toronto and Vancouver markets are in the midst of two of the biggest housing bubbles in the world.

Lee Valley warns customers of delays of up to 1 year, higher prices to come

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 06:38

Ottawa-based Lee Valley Tools has a bleak warning for anyone looking to buy high-end garden shears, brass escutcheons or crokinole boards any time soon: good luck.

Real estate agents caught on hidden camera breaking the law, steering buyers from low-commission homes

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 01:00

A CBC Marketplace investigation has found that some real estate agents are breaking the law by steering unwitting buyers away from low-commission homes. 

Microsoft shuts down LinkedIn in China

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 11:13

Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year after internet rules were tightened by Beijing, the latest American tech giant to lessen its ties to the country.

The U.S. land border is reopening, but Canadians with mixed vaccines are still in limbo

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 01:00

At the same time the U.S. reopens the land border, it will start requiring that foreign travellers entering the country be fully vaccinated. The U.S. hasn't said yet if it will accept passengers with mixed vaccines.

Facebook says it will do more to prevent online hate, harassment

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 15:28

Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday.

As U.S. prepares to reopen border, some urge Canada to relax testing requirement

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 14:13

As the U.S. prepares to reopen its border, some Americans are asking if it's time for Canada to follow suit and relax its testing requirement for vaccinated travellers.

Apple to make 10 million fewer iPhones due to microchip shortage

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 08:34

An ongoing shortage of microchips that has eaten into the supply of everything from cars to toys is finally starting to hit the supply of iPhones.

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