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7 reasons Canada could escape economic doom: Don Pittis

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 01:00

A weakening China and failing U.S. consumers spell trouble, but there are reasons why Canada may not feel the worst of the global crunch.

Banks deny compensation when hackers steal customers' money

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 17:00

A Vancouver-area man is speaking out after hackers broke into his bank account, stole $5,000 and Scotiabank refused to reimburse him. As organized cybercrimals increasingly target Canada’s banks, a public policy researcher says they need to bear the cost when their systems are compromised.

Legal weed turns 1 and seafood test uncovers fishy fish: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 06:00

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

Air Canada plans gender-neutral greeting, Porter, United create gender X category 

Sun, 10/20/2019 - 01:00

There's a growing recognition — including in the airline industry — that some people don't identify as male or female. However, most airlines still require passengers to designate themselves that way when booking flights. Activists say this needs to change.

What your car knows about you — and what it's telling others

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 01:00

The advances in connected cars is remarkable, bolstering the safety and comfort of drivers and passengers. But the data they gather is plentiful — and that has privacy advocates raising a red flag.

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:48

A Google affiliate has started delivering packages with drones in a test being run in a Virginia town.

IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:54

The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements on trade and other issues, warning that the divisions threatened to make the consequences of a global slowdown even worse.

Canadian autoparts magnate Linda Hasenfratz named new Western University chancellor

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:30

Western University has named Linamar Corporation CEO Linda Hasenfratz as its new chancellor.

Corus Entertainment reports 4th quarter profits down

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 06:41

The parent company of Global Television, specialty TV channels and radio stations says the profit amounted to 11 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Aug. 31, down from 16 cents in the same quarter last year.

China reports lowest quarterly growth in 26 years

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 05:44

China's economic growth decelerated to a 26-year low in the latest quarter amid a tariff war with Washington, adding to a deepening slump that is weighing on global growth.

The only growing business in the oilpatch: dead wells

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 01:00

Cleaning up old wells is the only growing business right now in the oilpatch in Western Canada. Still, the rise in business is somewhat limited and is just enough to help keep some small oilfield service companies in business.

Juul suspends online sales of fruit, dessert flavours for e-cigarettes in U.S.

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:27

Juul Labs will stop online sales of fruit and dessert flavours for its electronic cigarettes in the U.S., nearly a year after halting in-store purchases, as it tries to weather a political backlash blaming such products for getting a generation of teenagers hooked on them.

Canada Post resets passwords after customer accounts accessed

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:25

Canada Post says it is resetting passwords for all online customer accounts after a report that some were accessed by a person other than the customer to which it belonged.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers speech on free expression

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:35

Mark Zuckerberg is promising his "most comprehensive take" yet on the challenges and threats to free expression that Facebook faces around the world.

Stock markets broadly up on Brexit breakthrough

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:18

Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results, and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also boosted confidence.

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 0.8% in August

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 06:13

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 0.8 per cent to $57.6 billion in August, following two consecutive monthly declines, boosted by gains in the transportation equipment and fabricated metal industries

Impostor used fake ID to steal money from Quebec woman's line of credit

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 02:00

A Longueuil, Que., woman is questioning her bank's security measures after a woman posing as her reported her debit card lost, then withdrew $2,500 from her line of credit.

High-performance? CBD-infused drinks for athletes coming as pot edibles are legalized

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:00

Regulations come into effect today allowing cannabis-containing edibles, extracts and creams to be produced and sold in Canada, opening the door to a wave of potential business opportunities targeted not just at the recreational user, but also athletes.

On the road to a low-cost, carbon-free Alberta: Don Pittis

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:00

Instead of criticizing Greta Thunberg, as Alberta's environment minister did, and pitting its economy against efforts to reduce carbon emissions, the province should be boasting about world-leading innovation in low-carbon trucking that's cheaper than diesel.

'Vibrant' black market persists as legal pot marks its first full year in Canada

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 01:00

When the Liberal government rolled out its plans to legalize recreational marijuana, it promised to shrink the black market and keep money out of the hands of organized crime. One year later, lawyers, police and industry experts say we’re not there yet.

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