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The Goldilocks president says he wants to keep the boom alive: Don Pittis

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 01:00

Not too hot, not too cold, but just right. Forever. Even if U.S. President Donald Trump can't create the Goldilocks economy, can we do it eventually?

Is the federal carbon tax killing jobs? Experts say answer isn't 'black and white'

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 14:31

Western premiers have argued a carbon tax costs jobs. But industry analysts say the cause-and-effect is not clear.

Canadian lobster exports boom amid U.S. trade tensions with China

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:47

America's lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year, as new retaliatory tariffs shift seafood business to Canada. In places like Halifax and Moncton, cargo planes are coming to handle a growing bump in exports.

Companies push ahead on pot gummy plans despite hazy regulations

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 10:40

Chewy, colourful cannabis-infused gummies in bright colours and in the shape of animals or creatures are among the best-selling edible pot products on the black market — but Canadians shouldn't expect them on legal shelves.

RCMP IDs CRA scam suspects, Airbnb shuts down top host: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:00

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including the RCMP's CRA phone scam probe, a top Airbnb host gets shut down, WestJet facing a federal transportation inquiry.

Through the roof: Low inventory of houses fuels sellers' market in Halifax area

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 02:00

Real estate specialists say it’s a sellers’ market right now in the Halifax Regional Municipality, due to the low number of houses for sale.

Forget Toronto. Buying in P.E.I. increasingly 'cutthroat' as home prices rise

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 01:00

The cost of housing is climbing faster in Prince Edward Island than in much of Canada, with the average price of a home in Charlottetown jumping nearly 40 per cent in just three years.

Alberta canola farmers replace China with drought-stricken European market

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:48

In the face of China restricting Canadian canola imports, Alberta canola producers are looking to fill the need for the golden crop in drought-stricken Europe.

Why the Koch brothers' political machine is 'unrivalled in America'

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:00

How the conservative, billionaire industrialists built one of the most influential lobbying machines of the last 40 years — despite clashing with Republicans on social issues.

Better Business Bureau posts consumer alert for FlightHub, JustFly due to pattern of complaints

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:00

Online travel agencies FlightHub and JustFly are under scrutiny from the Better Business Bureau due to what the watchdog calls a pattern of complaints. Several customers interviewed by CBC News say they all had difficulty securing refunds for flights that didn't pan out.

Ontario shipyard accuses federal government of unfairly stacking deck in Davie's favour

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:07

An Ontario shipyard is accusing the federal government of trying to unfairly award Quebec's Chantier Davie shipyard potentially billions of dollars in work without a competition.

Trump blasts his own Fed chair after central bank warns of trade war damage

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:38

Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell says the trade war Donald Trump has started with China has made it hard for the U.S. central bank to do its job, an accusation that was met with a angry tweet-storm by the U.S. president.

Transat shareholders approve Air Canada takeover, narrowing competition

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:48

Transat shareholders have approved Air Canada's $720-million acquisition offer, a milestone on a twisting road toward a takeover.

Red Bull class action lawsuit settlement has Canadians eligible for up to $10 in damages

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:45

There is a class action settlement against Red Bull and Canadian residents may be eligible to seek damages if they purchased or consumed a Red Bull product between January 1, 2007 to  July 23, 2019. 

Cargojet Inc. signs new deal with Amazon to grow business with the retailer

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:01

Shares in Cargojet Inc. shot higher after the company announced a new deal with Amazon.com that could see the online retailer acquire a stake in the company which provides overnight air cargo services.

Nebraska's top court upholds approval of Keystone XL pipeline path

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:45

Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday when it rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents who wanted to force the developer, Calgary-based TC Energy, to reapply for state approval.

David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and donor, dead at 79

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:05

American billionaire industrialist David Koch, a former executive vice-president of conglomerate Koch Industries, and a major backer of conservative causes and political candidates, has died, his brother said on Friday.

China to put new tariffs on U.S. cars, planes, crops and crude oil

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:37

China has announced a tariff hike on $75 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for tariffs Donald Trump has threatened to levy on China as of next Sept. 1.


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