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Constellation Brands chief financial officer named chair at Canopy Growth

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 09:36

The chief financial officer of Canopy Growth Corp.'s largest shareholder has been appointed chair of the cannabis company's board of directors amid an ongoing shakeup in its executive ranks.

British Airways owner IAG commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:06

British Airways owner IAG said it will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, becoming the first major airlines group to make such a commitment.

Top-level U.S.-China trade talks resume as irritants sour atmosphere

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 05:53

The United States' and China's top trade negotiators were set to meet on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war as new irritants between the world's two largest economies threatened hopes for progress.

Rogers offering free cellphone delivery, setup service — but will it work?

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 03:00

Rogers is offering a personalized, delivery and setup service for new cellphones. It continues the trend of retail moving from bricks and mortar to on-demand home service. But will it change the company's image when it comes to customer service?

Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 01:43

Apple removed a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store Thursday after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behaviour.

5 indicators we're reaching the recession tipping point: Don Pittis

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 01:00

If we are teetering on the edge of recession maybe it is groupthink, not inverted yield curves, that will tip us over the edge.

'I will crucify him': Inside the workplace culture at Alberta's energy regulator

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 01:00

Investigators with the provincial government reveal how a 'culture of fear' at Alberta's energy regulator stifled allegations of wrongdoing related to a controversial side project that cost the public agency at least $2.3 million.

Independent N.L. cannabis company goes cash-only after bank bucks business

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:52

Even though it's legal, the big banks are balking at weed money, one Newfounland and Labrador seller found.

TransUnion says data on 37,000 Canadians may have been compromised

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 14:57

The personal information of about 37,000 Canadians held by TransUnion may have been compromised this past summer, leaving both of Canada's credit monitoring agencies with data blemishes on their record.

Nestlé, Tim Hortons named Canada's top plastic polluters again

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:58

For the second year in a row, Nestlé and Tim Hortons were the top companies behind branded plastic bottles, coffee cups and lids and other plastic waste collected in shoreline cleanups across the country, Greenpeace Canada reported Tuesday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress on currency plan

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:06

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before Congress this month as the tech giant is under pressure from lawmakers and regulators over its massive market power and record of privacy breaches.

Boeing 737 Max timetable uncertain as regulators continue safety review

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:55

U.S. and European Union regulators said on Tuesday they were still reviewing changes Boeing Co. made to 737 Max software after two fatal crashes, a development that raised questions about how quickly the grounded aircraft can return to service.

Price of pot down, both legal and illegal: StatsCan

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:15

Statistics Canada says the average cost of a gram of cannabis fell 6.4 per cent in the third quarter as the legal price fell for the first time, but illicit weed continued to be cheaper.

Chinese organizers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech uproar

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 06:36

Chinese organizers have cancelled a fan event on the eve of a National Basketball Association exhibition game in Shanghai, the latest fallout in a row over comments by a team official supporting protests in Hong Kong.

Facebook blocks ads for new tree-planting initiative at 2 Oakville car dealerships

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:00

The general manager of two car dealerships in Oakville, Ont., is struggling to promote a new environmental initiative on Facebook after the platform rejected his ads twice — for two different reasons.

Are Canadian car owners being misled about how often a vehicle needs to be serviced?

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:00

A class-action lawsuit claiming Canadian car owners are being misled about their vehicle's maintenance schedule is raising questions about how often drivers need to service their cars or even change the oil.

Bad bosses prompt 2 in 5 Canadians to quit a job, survey finds

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 01:00

New research conducted on behalf of staffing firm Robert Half found that 39 per cent of respondents had quit a job because of a bad boss.

Pace of housing starts slowed in September, CMHC reports

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 08:16

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts in September slowed compared with August. The agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate fell 2.5 per cent to 221,202 units in September compared with 226,871 in August.

Ethiopian Air went into records after Boeing 737 Max crash, engineer says

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 07:01

Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption.

U.S. sanctions Chinese tech companies, citing treatment of Muslim Uighurs

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 06:09

The U.S. government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial intelligence startups, saying it is punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.

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