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Air Canada sweetens Air Transat takeover offer to $18 per share

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 05:37

Air Canada will spend more to buy Transat A.T. Inc., the airline announced Sunday, saying it has upped the total offer by $200 million to win the support of the tour company's largest shareholder.

Hong Kong airport authority set to resume flights Tuesday after cancellations on 4th day of protests

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:46

The Hong Kong airport will restart flights starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday after it shut down operations when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators occupied its main terminal.

Unhappy customer asked to sign legal agreement not to write a bad review

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:00

After a major kitchen renovation, an Ottawa couple say the contractor has refused to reimburse money they're owed unless they sign a legal agreement preventing them from publishing a negative review.

If you work for Uber or DoorDash, your boss isn't a person but an algorithm

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:00

Apps like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash or Postmates are all part of the gig economy, offering the freedom of "being your own boss." But it's not nearly that simple, writes Ramona Pringle.

'This is not right': Car crash victim says Home Depot botched $27K accessible bathroom renovation

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:00

For Dijana Kambic, enduring spinal cord damage from a car accident was life-changing enough. But now she says a botched $27,000 accessible bathroom installation through Home Depot has derailed her rehabilitation efforts for more than five months.

Ontario man says life insurance application denied due to anxiety disorder

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:00

A man in Elmira, Ont., says his application for life insurance was denied by Sun Life Financial on the basis of his generalized anxiety disorder.

Low prices, LNG uncertainty add to frustration levels for natural gas producers

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 13:03

Greg Kist admits he was burned out when he resigned as president of Pacific NorthWest LNG at the end of 2014, as the Vancouver-based venture led by Malaysian energy giant Petronas advanced its ill-fated mission to build a liquefied natural gas project in B.C.

Farmers look to capture carbon as warnings of climate shocks grow louder

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 09:50

Canadian farmers are cultivating some sustainable farming techniques identified as particularly useful for an industry it concluded must make drastic changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Epstein apparent suicide raises questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 07:56

Financier Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday in a federal jail in New York, weeks after he was indicted on sex-trafficking charges, has raised a range of questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody.

SoulCycle's billionaire investor has fashion ties you might not know about

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 05:00

Those calling for a boycott of companies like SoulCycle and Equinox following a controversial fundraiser for Donald Trump might find themselves facing a long list of beloved companies with similar ties.

Credit card debt forgiveness, the truth about credit monitoring: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:00

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including Sunwing passengers stranded at the airport, a cancer drug shortage and is credit monitoring worth your money?

Jeffrey Epstein dies in NYC jail, reportedly by suicide

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 06:19

American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was to stand trial on sex-trafficking charges next year, died by suicide while awaiting trial in New York City, a former law enforcement official said Saturday.

Canada lost some jobs in July, but at least 400K positions are still up for grabs

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:00

While Friday's employment data showed the economy lost 24,000 jobs in July, a Canadian Federation of Independent Business report found there are still more unfilled private sector jobs than one year ago.

Walmart downplays violent video games in wake of U.S. mass shootings

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:02

Walmart is removing from its stores nationwide signs, displays or videos that depict violence following a mass shooting at its eastern El Paso, Tex., location, in which 22 were killed.

Mediator denies report Bayer will pay $8B to settle Roundup weed-killer lawsuits linked to cancer claims

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:22

Bayer AG has not offered to pay billions of dollars to settle thousands of claims in the United States related to allegations the herbicide Roundup causes cancer, mediator Ken Feinberg said, after a report of such a settlement had driven up shares by as much as 11 per cent.

Unemployment rate jumps to 5.7% in July as more people look for fewer jobs

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:53

Canada's economy lost 24,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate moved up 0.2 percentage points to 5.7 per cent.

Oilsands pipeline firm Inter Pipeline posts record Q2 net income of $260M

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:19

Oilsands transport company Inter Pipeline Ltd. is reporting record second-quarter net income of $260 million or 63 cents per share, nearly double the $136 million or 35 cents it declared in the same period of 2018.

Uber loses $5.24B in Q2 after post-IPO stock payouts

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:08

The ride-hailing giant said Wednesday it paid $3.9 billion in stock-based compensation and expenses during the quarter. It also paid $298 million in stock and cash to drivers to show appreciation in connection with the IPO.

Facebook loses facial recognition technology appeal, must face class-action lawsuit

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:30

A U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's effort to undo a class-action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent.

Loblaws off the hook for Rana Plaza disaster; Bangladeshi lawsuit fails

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:29

One of the country's largest retailers is finally off the hook for the devastating collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh six years ago. The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear a group of Bangladeshi victims and relatives who wanted to sue Loblaws.


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