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Racism the focus as Chinese community reacts to United passenger ejection video

cbc news - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 09:01

Images of a bloodied passenger being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago drew widespread condemnation in China following a witnesses' report that the man said he was targeted because he was Chinese.

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Ottawa to introduce legislation to address airline bumping

cbc news - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:32

Canada will introduce new legislation this spring that will address the problem of travellers being bumped from flights, the federal government says, as the violent dragging of a passenger off an overbooked flight in the U.S. unleashed anger over the practice.

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Canadian woman threatened with being 'dropped in an acid bath' for boycotting Trump products

cbc news - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 05:00

When Amanda Dexter did an interview with CBC News in February on why she was boycotting Ivanka Trump products, she was immediately bombarded with vicious attacks on Twitter. One person even suggested they were coming for her.

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Freedom 85? Baby boomers working longer, redefining retirement

cbc news - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 05:00

As Canadian baby boomers continue in waves to reach retirement age, the province of Nova Scotia believes it knows how to weather the looming economic storm: encourage baby boomers to work longer.

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'How many times can I lose everything?': Insurance claim denied after woman's spouse sets fire

cbc news - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 05:00

An Ontario woman whose husband set fire to their bed is being denied her insurance claim even though she was the victim of the arson.

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March housing starts hit pace not seen since September 2007

cbc news - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 13:29

The number of new homes that began construction in Canada last month hit their highest level since September 2007, the latest sign of a boom in the housing market that many fear is overheating.

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Wells Fargo claws back $75M US from top execs in sales scandal

cbc news - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:37

The problems at Wells Fargo and its sales culture date back at least 15 years, and management had little interest in dealing with the issue until it spiraled out of control, according to an investigation by the firm's board of directors.

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Intrawest, owner of Blue Mountain and Mont Tremblant, sold for $1.5B US

cbc news - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:58

The owner of Ontario's Blue Mountain and Quebec's Mont Tremblant has struck a deal to be sold for $1.5 billion US to a group that includes the parent company of the Aspen Snowmass resort.

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Passenger forcibly dragged off overbooked United flight after being randomly chosen for removal

cbc news - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:32

A man was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, Ky., on Sunday, after the flight was overbooked and the passenger refused to adhere to the airline's decision to randomly remove four passengers.

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Most homeowners in CIBC survey say they won't sell due to the high cost of buying

cbc news - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:04

Nearly two-thirds of homeowners polled by CIBC in a recent survey say they are reluctant to sell their homes because of how much it would cost to buy another one.

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Bombardier to inform shareholders about changes to executive compensation

cbc news - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 07:35

Bombardier is expected to formally inform shareholders today about changes to the compensation for several of its top executives when it files a new proxy circular with the securities regulator.

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Despite strong job creation and 2% inflation, Bank of Canada has room to hold rates: Don Pittis

cbc news - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 05:00

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has shown no inclination to raise interest rates despite rising inflation and a booming job market. So far, the data offers little pressure for him to change tactics.

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The plan behind Sunrise Records 'insane' move to bring back record stores

cbc news - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 17:41

Sunrise Records, now headquartered in Ancaster since it was bought by Hamilton native Douglas Putman in 2014, is planning to expand its horizons. Putman says he has a plan to make the record store business profitable in the age of digital media.

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Bombardier unable to calm storm of public criticism over pay to executives

cbc news - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 16:46

Bombardier appears unable to shake off public anger over hefty pay packages to its senior executives. Protesters gathered outside Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard's Montreal offices on Sunday to protest how the executives are compensated.

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Exposing hidden wedding markups: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 09:00

Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know.

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'How do they get away with it?' Couple bumped from Air Canada flight booked 2 months in advance

cbc news - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 05:00

Neil Crone and his partner booked their flight from Toronto to Miami more than two months in advance. But when they checked in, they discovered they were being bumped due to an overbooked flight. They waited 12 hours for another flight.

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Marketplace: These synthetic diamonds are the real deal — chemically speaking

cbc news - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 05:00

Today's synthetic diamonds aren't your basic cubic zirconia. Here's what you need to know about lab-made vs. mined diamonds.

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