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'This is bunk': WestJet apologizes for misleading passengers about why it cancelled flights

cbc news - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:00

WestJet cancelled flights to Turks and Caicos, telling passengers the local airport instructed it to suspend service following Hurricane Irma. Now the airline admits that wasn't accurate and that it cancelled flights for business reasons.

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Volkswagen accelerates push into electric cars with big spending plan

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:35

Volkswagen approved a 34-billion-euro ($51 billion Cdn) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars.

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Walmart, J.B. Hunt truck operations sign up for Tesla's all-electric Semi

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:04

Walmart is planning to test Tesla's electric trucks in Canada and the U.S., it said Friday, just a day after the unveiling of the all-electric Tesla Semi.

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Nebraska government says latest pipeline leak won't affect Keystone XL decision

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:48

Nebraska state officials say an oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota this week won't affect their imminent decision to approve or deny a route for the related Keystone XL project.

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Quebec biofuel company partners with Qantas in effort to cut emissions

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:59

A Quebec biofuels company has signed its first deal to power an airline's jets with energy grown from Canadian oilseeds.

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Bombardier hiring 1,000 to work on Global 7000 aircraft

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:33

Bombardier is hiring about 1,000 workers in the Montreal area to work on its Global 7000 business aircraft program, the company said Friday.

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Thousands more names and companies revealed from Paradise Papers

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:03

The public will get a glimpse at the tens of thousands of names — including those of more than 3,000 Canadians and Canadian companies — in the Paradise Papers starting today.

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Bombardier announcement LIVE

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:00

Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare speaks about the creation of jobs related to the Global 7000 aircraft

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Canada's inflation rate cools slightly in October

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:53

Canada's rate of inflation came in at 1.4 per cent year-over-year in October, following a 1.6 per cent rate in September, easing mainly due to smaller gasoline price increases, Statistics Canada said Friday.

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Hibernia, foundation of the Newfoundland offshore, celebrates 20 years since first oil

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:16

Twenty years ago on Nov. 17, 1997, Hibernia's first oil announcement put Newfoundland and Labrador officially in the oil business.

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'We're a long way from Washington': A Missouri corn farmer frets about NAFTA talks

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:00

A Missouri corn farmer is worried about NAFTA and what could happen to his farm, his family and his community if the U.S. pulls out of the trade agreement, as President Donald Trump has threatened to do.

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'It's very troubling': Hidden camera catches car dealerships breaking sales rules

cbc news - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:00

Dealerships push longer-term loans to make cars seem more affordable, but an undercover Marketplace investigation reveals some salespeople are either unable or unwilling to explain to customers how those seemingly sweet deals could load them up with debt down the road.

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Fairfax Financial gets on board with Churchill port, northern rail bid

cbc news - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:56

CBC News has learned that Toronto-based investment company Fairfax Financial Holdings will partner with two Manitoba ownership groups to attempt a purchase of Omnitrax's assets in the province.

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TransCanada Keystone pipeline leaks 795,000 litres of crude oil in South Dakota

cbc news - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:28

TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 795,000 litres of oil in Marshall County, S.D., just days before Nebraska is set to decide the fate of its Keystone XL pipeline.

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The end of cash? Not any time soon, Bank of Canada report says

cbc news - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:14

Despite the growth in alternatives such as debit and credit cards, Canadians still use cash to process more than half of all transactions, the Bank of Canada calculates.

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