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Your headphones are spying on you, Bose customer alleges in class action lawsuit

cbc news - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 09:07

Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.

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WestJet to launch 'ultra low-cost' no-frills carrier

cbc news - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:41

WestJet says it will unveil a new, ultra-low-cost carrier later this year that will cater to Canadian flyers looking for cheaper fares with no frills.

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'We know we have a problem': Ontario lays out sweeping measures to curb high rents, home prices

cbc news - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:24

Worried that too many Ontarians are getting priced out by fast-rising rents and surging home prices, Premier Kathleen Wynne unveils sweeping measures aimed at cooling red-hot markets she admits have become "a problem."

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Travel advice from the pros: How to prevent your dream vacation from becoming a nightmare

cbc news - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:00

Here's how to make sure your dream vacation doesn't turn into a nightmare.

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Trump's solution to 'unfair' American dairy woes: blame Canada

cbc news - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:00

U.S. President Donald Trump swaggered into Wisconsin Tuesday and told anxious American farmers that he knew the solution to their problems: beat up Canada for how it runs its dairy industry. But there's a difference between sabre-rattling and actually firing a shot.

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Foreign buyers tax, expanded rent control coming to Ontario

cbc news - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 05:00

Ontario's Liberal government will slap a 15 per cent tax on home purchases by non-resident foreigners and will expand the province's existing rent control system to cover all tenants, CBC News has learned.

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GM says its Venezuela facility has been seized

cbc news - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 00:07

General Motors said on Wednesday that Venezuelan authorities had illegally seized its plant in the industrial hub of Valencia and vowed to "take all legal actions" to defend its rights.

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Exxon seeks to resume drilling for oil in Black Sea with Russian agency

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:58

Exxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government for approval to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, state-owned Rosneft, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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OSC alleges former Home Capital CEOs, current CFO, broke securities law

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:03

Staff with Ontario's securities regulator alleged on Wednesday that two former CEOs and the current CFO of Home Capital Group Inc. broke the law in their handling of a scandal involving falsified loan applications.

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What's Trump's problem with Canada's milk?

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:47

Donald Trump's attack on NAFTA Tuesday isn't the first time Canada's dairy production system has come under fire. What's the U.S. so upset about?

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Starting Monday, Ontario to collect data on homebuyers' citizenship

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:54

Starting Monday, homebuyers in Ontario will have to provide more information about their citizenship and place of residence when they buy a piece of real estate anywhere in the province.

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Pound surge suggests U.K. election will yield smoother Brexit

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:35

The British pound's surge since Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise election call represents an early sign of optimism that the country's exit from the European Union may be smoother than many had feared.

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Pace of cord-cutting is increasing in Canada, new report says

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00

The decline in the number of Canadian television subscribers and the growth in households that are either cord cutters or have never been traditional TV subscribers is accelerating, according to a new report.

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Judge blocks Metrolinx from cancelling Bombardier rail contract for now

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:43

Metrolinx can't just tear up its $770-million contract with Bombardier for light rail vehicles, a Toronto judge has ruled.

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Emirates cuts flights to U.S. in wake of electronics travel ban

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:10

The biggest airline in the Middle East says it will offer fewer flights to the U.S. starting now, a direct response to dwindling demand following new U.S. rules banning electronics in the cabin on flights from certain destinations.

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Mobil brand of gas stations to launch in Canada after deal for 213 Loblaws-owned locations

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:49

Loblaw is selling its network of 213 gas stations and attached convenience stores to a unit of TSX-listed Brookfield Business Partners for $540M.

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How oilsands facilities prepare in case of another wildfire

cbc news - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:00

With the one year anniversary of the wildfire a few weeks away and another hot summer approaching, oil and gas companies are working to improve their protection and response in case of another monumental fire.

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