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Top CEOs begin exodus from White House council after Trump's response to Charlottesville

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 23:55

The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House's American Manufacturing Council.

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Under Armour CEO latest to drop out from Trump council

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:28

The CEO of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour is resigning from the President's American Manufacturing Council, saying his company "engages in innovation and sports, not politics."

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Trump's tweets 'are hurting him,' says former McDonald's CEO

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:39

The former CEO of McDonald's calls U.S. President Donald Trump "childish" and says he should "quit tweeting."

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McDonald's Canada marking 50th birthday with 67-cent hamburgers

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 16:46

McDonald's is selling hamburgers for 67 cents this Wednesday to celebrate the opening of its first restaurant in Canada 50 years ago.

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U.K. cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:25

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago.

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About 100,000 Canadians have cut the TV cord in 2017 — down 22% from last year's pace

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:28

Canada's biggest TV providers lost almost a quarter fewer customers in the first half of 2017 as they did the same time last year, a new report shows.

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Canadian home resale prices up in July, with weakness appearing in Toronto market

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:15

Canadian home prices rose two per cent in July from the month before, driven by the strongest real estate markets, but homes other than condos saw their sale prices decrease, according to the Teranet-National Bank House Price Index.

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TSX and NYSE stocks rally as North Korean fears wane

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:22

Stock markets were higher in Canada and the United States on Monday as tensions over armed confrontation with North Korea seemed to ease.

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Husky Energy to buy refinery in Wisconsin for $435M US

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:06

The refinery at Superior, Wis., will increase the Calgary-based energy company's processing capacity by 50,000 barrels per day.

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How to succeed at Kickstarter: no 'magic sauce' but some factors help

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:42

When entrepreneurs start crowdsourcing to raise capital, there are some common factors that can influence the fundraising success, research suggests.

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Freeland: Canada's NAFTA goals include modernizing labour, environmental standards

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:44

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will seek to modernize North America's 23-year-old trade deal to update its labour protections, ease the cross-border movements of professionals, cut red tape and open up government procurement.

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Netflix signs super showrunner Shonda Rhimes away from ABC

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:42

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of popular television series such as "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," has signed a deal to make new shows for Netflix.

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Merck CEO resigns from Trump council in protest over Charlottesville violence

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:26

Trump chides Merck CEO after resignation from presidential council after Charlottesville violence

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International pressure mounts over Ford transmissions

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:00

A Canadian lawyer is seeking certification for a class action lawsuit while Australia alleges "unconscionable" conduct.

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Politicians like Brad Wall must take the fall for boom and bust: Don Pittis

cbc news - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:00

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking the fall for the province's boom-and-bust economy. But taxpayers force politicians to spend, not save.

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Netflix fee hike and meat inspection problems: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 09:00

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

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Small business owners say they are unfairly targeted by proposed tax changes

cbc news - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 05:00

Entrepreneurs say Ottawa is waging class war, singling out business owners as the beneficiaries of unfair tax advantages.

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Round 1: Canada stakes out ground as historic NAFTA rewrite begins

cbc news - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 05:00

After months of heated rhetoric and diplomatic groundwork, talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement will formally begin this week with Canada pushing for more stringent labour and environmental standards in the deal.

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