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Air Transat passengers complain of 6-hour tarmac delay without air conditioning, food

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 01:00

Air Transat passengers said they endured a painful six hours with little or no food, scant information and often no air conditioning while their plane sat on a hot tarmac at an airport in Rome on Monday.

Oilpatch in 'crisis' as energy regulator executives travelled the world launching a side project called ICORE

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 01:00

ICORE's operation has led to questions about the direction and priorities at the provincial regulator, which has already been a target of criticism for executive travel, how long it takes to approve oil and gas projects and the rising cost of abandoned energy infrastructure, like old oil wells, in Alberta.

CannTrust hires adviser to explore sale amid unlicensed pot growing probe

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 14:22

Shares of CannTrust Holdings Inc. jumped after the cannabis company said it hired a financial adviser to help explore a potential sale and other strategic alternatives as regulators continue to investigate allegations of illicit pot growing at its Ontario greenhouse.

New Molson Coors CEO to address flat beer market with spiked seltzers

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 13:53

Molson Coors Brewing Co.'s newly appointed chief executive is already developing a plan to address a change in consumer tastes away from beer to compete with trendy new products like spiked seltzers and cannabis-infused drinks.

6 people injured in fire at Exxon refinery near Houston

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:44

Exxon Mobil says six people were injured during a fire at one of its facilities, the latest in a series of fires in the Houston area involving the petrochemical industry.

U.S. central bank cuts interest rate for 1st time since 2008

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 11:01

The U.S. central bank slashed its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade on Wednesday, reducing the cost of borrowing in an attempt to stimulate the world's largest economy.

CRTC publishes internet code of conduct aimed at ISPs

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:51

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has published an internet code of conduct meant to help Canadians better resolve disputes between them and internet service providers. 

Canada's economy heated up in May, led by construction and manufacturing

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 05:47

Canada's gross domestic product expanded by 0.2 per cent in May, led by manufacturing, construction and rail transportation.

Bank of Canada unlikely to follow any Fed interest rate cut

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 03:08

The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut its interest rate Wednesday for the first time in over a decade.

How Charlottetown has become one of the hottest housing markets in Canada

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 02:00

House prices in Charlottetown rose 38.5 per cent over the last three years, one of the fastest rates in the country, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Another day, another data hack — and truth is, there's not much you can do about it

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 01:00

On the heels of several high profile data thefts affecting billions of people, this week's news that Capital One has been breached reveals an ugly truth for consumers: you've been hacked, whether you know it yet or not.

Small businesses, residences on Great Lakes being 'destroyed' by high water this summer

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 01:00

Small business owners are struggling to cope with record high water levels in the Great Lakes. And while some blame the weather, others are pointing fingers at Canadian and American officials who manage shared bodies of water.

Apple revenue forecast tops expectations

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 14:28

Apple Inc.'s quarterly profit and revenue beat Wall Street targets on Tuesday and its forecast for fourth-quarter sales topped expectations as well, with Chief Executive Tim Cook telling Reuters that "marked improvement in greater China" drove the results.

Air France-KLM orders 60 A220s, the aircraft formerly known as Bombardier C Series

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:40

Airbus SE has secured a firm order from Air France-KLM for 60 A220 aircraft — the former Bombardier C Series — to be built at the European giant's Mirabel facility north of Montreal.

What we know so far about the Capital One data breach

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:17

The recent Capital One data breach has affected about 100 million people in the United States and about 6 million people in Canada. Here's what we know so far about how this will affect Canadians.

Air Canada says Boeing 737 Max grounding will affect it into next year

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:09

Air Canada is facing a tougher third quarter after the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, with the airline announcing it will scrub the plane from its schedules until Jan. 8 and see capacity drop in one of its busiest travel periods.

Capital One hack snags data on 106 million people — including 6 million in Canada

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 08:54

A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, and in some cases the hacker obtained Social Security and bank account numbers.

Holiday Inn owner ditching mini shampoos to cut plastic pollution

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 07:39

The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage.

The suddenly strong loonie could be poised to fall — unless of course it doesn't

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 01:00

The loonie has been acting very Canadian of late: not drawing too much attention to itself, but quietly leaving the world in its dust. 

Hacker obtained personal information of 6 million people in Canada

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 17:34

Capital One Financial Corp. said Monday that the personal information of about 100 million individuals in the United States and six million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker who has since been arrested.

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