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Shares in Snapchat owner sink after Rihanna blasts company for app ad mocking domestic abuse

cbc news - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:03

Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making fun of her 2009 beating at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

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Maker of Bratz seeks to buy Toys "R" Us Canada as retailer liquidates U.S. stores

cbc news - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:21

A California toymaker that owns the Bratz, Little Tikes and Num Nums brands is trying to buy all 82 Canadian locations of Toys "R" Us while the retailer's U.S. operations are in the process of liquidating.

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The Toronto effect: Sales and average prices for Canadian homes fell in February

cbc news - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:00

Canada's housing market has taken a tumble in the past 12 months, with average selling prices and home sales volumes off sharply in the year up to February, the Canadian Real Estate Association says.

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Ontario, N.B. would feel the end of NAFTA harder than anywhere else, Moody's says

cbc news - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:20

Provinces that rely heavily on NAFTA and cross-border activities would be harder hit than the Canadian economy as a whole should the free trade deal collapse, according to a new report from Moody's.

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Record high debt to income ratio inches lower, to 170.4% at the end of last year

cbc news - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:14

The amount that Canadians owe compared to what they have to spend was slightly lower at the end of 2017, but is still sitting near record highs.

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Growing grey wave set to crash on Alberta trades

cbc news - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:00

With thousands of tradespeople set to retire in less than a decade, Alberta's energy sector could soon face new shortages for skilled labour, reigniting calls for more people to enlist in the trades to fill the future gap.

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Toys 'R' Us planning to liquidate its U.S. operations

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:34

Toys "R" Us appears headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, spelling an end to a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot but that fell victim to brutal retail-industry trends.

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Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 18:00

The image of bottle water as clean and pure is being challenged by a global investigation that found the water tested is often contaminated with tiny particles of plastic.

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Sobeys parent company plans ahead for grocery war as competitors rush to market

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:56

As the grocery wars heat up with companies across the country ramping up their delivery and e-commerce efforts, Sobeys' parent company is looking to play the long game.

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Theranos founder Holmes stripped of control of embattled company

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:55

Theranos Inc and its Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes have agreed to settle "massive fraud" charges in a deal that strips her of majority control over the embattled blood-testing company, among other penalties, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.

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First a dead dog, now this: United Airlines accidentally ships passenger's pooch to Japan

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:34

United Airlines says it's investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family's dog to Japan.

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Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading for selling shares before breach news broke

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:25

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former chief information officer with Equifax for selling shares in the company shortly before news of a massive data breach became public.

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Google to ban ads on cryptocurrencies, related products

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:02

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it will ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content starting in June.

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Ford recalls 62,479 Fusions and Lincoln MKZ cars in Canada because steering wheel can detach

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:42

Ford is recalling nearly 1.4 million mid-size cars, including 62,479 in Canada, because the steering wheel can detach from the steering column, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle.

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Home chefs selling direct to public: The future of dining, or half-baked trend?

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:56

Apps that allow home chefs to sell dishes prepared in their personal kitchens have cropped up in Canada, but uncertainties about health regulations and the strength of consumer demand are raising questions about whether the business models are blue ribbon-worthy or half-baked fads.

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Melania Trump convening tech giants to tackle cyberbullying

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:31

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is bringing together tech giants to talk about ways to fight cyberbullying and promote internet safety, representatives of three companies say.

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Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet plane raises queries about crew preparedness

cbc news - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:00

Questions are being raised about how prepared flight crews are to deal with medical emergencies after an elderly man died on a WestJet flight from Hawaii to Calgary last week.

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