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China won't air NBA pre-season games set in country in wake of Houston GM's support for Hong Kong

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:39

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China's state broadcaster canceled plans to show a pair of preseason games in that country later this week.

Entrepreneurs battle burnout from working longer hours, taking fewer vacations, survey suggests

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:00

Many of us romanticize the idea of employing ourselves, but a new survey suggests small-business owners are working harder, taking fewer vacations and enjoying less downtime since leaving traditional employment to start their own ventures.

The case for making political parties follow the same privacy rules as corporations

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:00

Political parties aren't being sufficiently upfront about how they collect and use voter data, experts say, especially when it comes to their apps.

'A giant in our industry': Leroy Fuller, founder of Earls restaurant, dies at 90

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 17:41

Leroy Fuller, who founded Earls in the 1980s and was the patriarch of a family that runs some of Vancouver's most successful restaurant chains, has died at the age of 90.

Canada-EU beef trade deal not working as well as hoped

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:42

The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement is not as profitable as anticipated for Alberta beef producers due to differing health standards between Canada and the European Union.

QuadrigaCX founder's widow to help pay back clients of defunct digital currency

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 14:17

Online cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX collapsed in January 2019 after founder Gerald Cotten's sudden death. His widow, Jennifer Robertson, says she wasn't aware of how he ran his business or "his improper actions."

N.B. seafood giant vows change after hidden camera shows salmon being stomped and smashed

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:10

A video has been released by a Washington, D.C.-based animal rights organization showing salmon being smashed against posts, stomped on and discarded at a Cooke Seafood hatchery in Maine.

Norwegian pension fund delists 4 Alberta firms as it exits oilsands investments

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 11:28

The largest pension fund in Norway has removed four Canadian energy names from its investment list and says it will no longer put money in companies that derive more than five per cent of their revenue from the oilsands.

GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite ongoing U.S. strike

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:05

General Motors says the ongoing strike by its U.S. auto workers hasn't prevented it from restarting production at its assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont.

HSBC reported to plan 10,000 job cuts globally

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 07:03

British labour union Unite has expressed dismay over reports that the bank HSBC will slash 10,000 jobs worldwide.

The wage gap is shrinking: Women earned 87 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2018

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 06:51

A new Statistics Canada study reports that women earned an average of 13 per cent less per hour than their male counterparts in 2018, or in other words, they earned $0.87 for every dollar earned by men. 

Infant formula recalled due to Cronobacter contamination

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 03:23

Loblaws has recalled one of its President's Choice infant formula, following the discovery of Cronobacter by Canadian Food Inspection Agency testing.

All eyes on Canadian jobs numbers as election heads into 5th week: Don Pittis

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 01:00

As the world still worries about recession, Canadian jobs figures will offer a fresh reading.

'A slap in the face': Little-known rule says airline can keep your money without delivering what you pay for

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 17:00

Air Canada's little-known Rule 30 says if passengers upgrade within economy class but don't receive the extra services they paid more for, they are not entitled to a refund. Passengers are fighting back, demanding refunds and complaining to the airline regulator.

Talks to end GM strike take 'turn for the worse,' UAW says

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 10:14

Talks for a new four-year labour contract between General Motors Co and its striking workers cooled after the United Auto Workers rejected the largest U.S. automaker's latest offer on Sunday.

California sues travel sites FlightHub, JustFly for 'swindling' customers and 'deceptive' fees

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 01:00

The state of California has launched a lawsuit against online travel agencies FlightHub and JustFly for alleged “unscrupulous business practices." The agencies' owner says the allegations are "unfounded."

Where compost really goes, an eyebrow-raising meat study: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 01:00

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

'Hockey butt' scores big in marketing campaign for dress pants

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 09:08

Two American entrepreneurs have chalked up a big publicity win for their clothing company with an internet ad. The Instagram spot centres on two key words — hockey butt — and features the shapely rear end of an NHL star. 

Top tech CEOs warn Canada's 'future economic prosperity is at risk' in letter to federal leaders

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 03:00

The CEOs of more than a hundred Canadian technology companies have penned an open letter to four federal party leaders, asking them to step up to the plate when it comes to fostering Canadian innovation.

Trans Mountain pipeline: Why some First Nations want to stop it — and others want to own it

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 02:00

Since the federal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan, a number of First Nations groups have opposed it — but several others are jockeying to operate it themselves.

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