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Beyond Meat raises 2019 outlook but shares slump on offering

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:59

The plant-based meat maker reported some good news Monday, raising its full-year revenue guidance after better-than-expected second quarter sales. But its shares slumped as it turned in a bigger loss than Wall Street forecast and announced a stock sale.

Uber lays off 400 employees from global marketing team

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:11

Uber is laying off 400 employees in marketing, about a quarter of the marketing team's global workforce of 1,200 people.

Juul opens first store in Toronto amid outcry over rise in teen vaping

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 13:05

E-cigarette maker Juul is opening its first retail store in Canada amid mounting concern about the brand's role in the rise of teen vaping

WestJet CEO says Boeing 737 Max grounding a 'substantial loss' ahead of buyout

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:38

WestJet chief executive Ed Sims says the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max 8 is having a "substantial negative impact" on the airline on the cusp of its acquisition by Onex Corp.

Airlines' legal fight against passenger bill of rights should be thrown out of court, AG says

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 10:39

A legal challenge to Canada's new passenger bill of rights from a group of airlines is "ill-founded" and should be dismissed, according to the country's attorney general.

Kijiji Canada removes option to sell event tickets

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:53

Kijiji Canada is removing the option to sell event tickets on its platform due to authentication and other challenges encountered in the shift to digital from physical tickets.

The vape wars are coming: Companies prepare for the next battle in the cannabis market

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 01:00

A $123-million partnership between a British tobacco giant and a Canadian cannabis company is really all about vaping technology. And it's just one more example of a possible big shift coming to Canada's still-fledgling legal cannabis industry.

Actresses of colour banding together for equal pay in Hollywood

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 09:57

Giving colleagues a peek at their pay cheques, speaking out about economic disparity and using hard-won success to boost others are among the measures slowly gaining traction in an industry where most actors are hunting for their next job and women of colour face entrenched barriers.

Texting at work wasn't just cause for termination, B.C. tribunal rules

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 05:00

A woman who was fired with cause for texting during a meeting and not being a "team player" has been awarded compensation for her seven years of service at the dental office she worked at.

Plant-based eggs join meatless options at Tim Hortons

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 01:00

Tim Hortons is testing a vegan omelette with customers. If it's a hit, the product will join the growing number of plant-based fast food items being served up to meet a demand for less meat.

TMX board approved additional $5M in future bonuses for federally owned project

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 01:00

Months before the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was greenlit a second time, the leadership of the new government-owned pipeline company approved $5 million in future bonuses for top executives to keep them onboard.

Worldwide breast implant recall, child car seat hazard: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 07/28/2019 - 01:00

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including a worldwide breast implant recall, parents raising safety concerns about child car seats and Beyond Meat's plant-based burger that's designed to taste just like beef.

Wasaga Beach businesses concerned high water levels eroding local economy

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 03:00

Parts of the beach in Wasaga Beach, Ont. have disappeared due to near record high water levels and an official says local business owners are concerned that fewer tourists are spending time and money in the town as a result.

Vegan cafe defies CFIA order to stop using words burger, cheese

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 01:00

A vegan restaurant owner in Kanata is defying a Canadian Food Inspection Agency order to stop using "cheese" and "burger" to describe items on her menu — a risk she said she's willing to take.

So long, soggy hot dog: The convenience store reinvented

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 01:00

Under pressure for years thanks to discount retailers, e-commerce and other forces, convenience stores are evolving. Some regional players and start-ups have improved food service, changed product selection and even store design, creating loyal customers bases. A few convenience chains have attracted venture capitalist funding as they become “restaurants-to-go” with gourmet offerings, dining areas and free WiFi for customers. Is this a trend that could take off in Canada?

WestJet swings to profit in second quarter before privatization

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 15:01

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it swung to a profit in the second quarter ahead of Onex Corp. taking the airline private in a $3.5-billion deal.

Alberta eases oil curtailment quotas again

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 14:12

The Alberta government says it will raise the maximum amount produced by the province's largest oil companies to 3.76 million barrels per day because of lower oil storage levels and more volumes shipped by rail and pipeline.

British cyber expert who helped stop worldwide malware virus avoids prison time

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 13:20

A British cybersecurity expert who admitted to writing and selling malware was spared prison Friday by a judge who said the misconduct was outweighed by his help in stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017.

Investor Miles Nadal spends record-breaking $577K on rare Nike sneakers

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:05

A Canadian investor has purchased a pair of running shoes dating back to Nike's origins for a record-breaking $437,500 US — or roughly $577,000 Cdn — at public auction.

Government fines 2 cargo ships $7,800 for speeding through right whale protected zone in St. Lawrence

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:16

The federal government is fining two cargo ships for allegedly breaking new speed limits introduced in an attempt to prevent endangered right whales from being struck by boats.

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