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'Key piece of information' missing from mortgage documents costs homeowner extra $10K

cbc news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:00

A Toronto man is warning people to take a close look at the penalties they'll face for breaking a mortgage before they lock in.

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Does your doctor get money from drug companies? It's not easy to find out

cbc news - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:00

From speaking fees and research grants to travel expenses and consulting fees — there are a lot of ways doctors get extra money from the pharmaceutical industry. But what happens to patients, and the health-care system, if those payments add up to a conflict of interest?

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Former real estate mogul Robert Campeau dead at 93

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 19:12

Robert Campeau, the former real estate mogul who once controlled the Bloomingdale's and Macy's department store chains in the United States, has died at 93.

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Ottawa wants provinces to keep pot tax low

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 17:04

The federal finance minister will be urging his provincial counterparts to keep taxes on marijuana low, as the legalization process moves forward. Bill Morneau will be meeting with provincial finance ministers in Ottawa over the next two days to discuss a range of issues, including pot tax.

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Britain counts the cost of Brexit as negotiations with Europe begin: Don Pittis

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 13:43

Pro-Brexit campaigners convinced voters by calling Europe a costly burden. But as negotiations begin, taxpayers are counting the costs leaving the EU.

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Streaming apps for 'free TV' box disappear following U.S. lawsuit threat

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 05:00

Major U.S. TV provider Dish Network has launched a lawsuit targeting apps used to stream unauthorized content. Now some of those apps have disappeared, but tech experts say it won't be long before they're back.

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What to do when high-paying jobs start to disappear

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 05:00

Geophysicist was once a slam-dunk career choice for students, but the rise of machines and the weak oil economy mean it's starting to disappear. There could be some lessons in that for other professions across Canada.

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Telecoms will have to unlock your phone for free: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 05:00

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

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U.S. punishes American firm after its Canadian subsidiary leases cars to Cuban embassy in Ottawa

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 05:00

U.S. President Donald Trump rolled back some of the key measures of his predecessor's rapprochement with Cuba, making it harder for American tourists to travel to the island, and harder for American corporations to do business there.

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Why these small business owners could take a hit if proposed Airbnb rules go through

cbc news - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 05:00

A number of small spin-off businesses that have sprung up as part of the short-term rental phenomenon will be adding their voices to the mix Monday when Mayor John Tory's executive committee considers new regulations for companies like Airbnb

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Heat Warning issued for Toronto

City of Toronto - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 16:43
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Texas mayors back Canada's efforts to block Buy America policies

cbc news - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 05:00

The mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth are backing the efforts of Ontario and other provinces to try and convince Texas to reverse course on a new "Buy America" law that could hurt Canada's steel and iron industries.

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Canada's biggest cities move to regulate Airbnb, but it's no easy task

cbc news - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 05:00

Following in the footsteps of major municipalities around the world, Canada's biggest cities are getting closer to regulating Airbnb, the streamlined service that allows homeowners to rent their part or all of their properties out on a short-term basis.

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Oil Sands Advisory Group calls for emissions restrictions when 100 megatonne limit nears

cbc news - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:33

Alberta should publish regular forecasts of the oilsands' expected greenhouse gas emissions and authorize more stringent restrictions if the estimates approach the annual 100-megatonne limit, according to the first report from The Oil Sands Advisory Group.

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OSC bans Garth Drabinsky from becoming director or officer of public company

cbc news - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:30

Ontario's securities watchdog says former theatre mogul Garth Drabinsky, who defrauded investors of an estimated $500 million in the Livent Entertainment scandal, has been permanently banned from becoming a director or officer of a publicly traded company and acting as or becoming a registrant in Ontario.

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Canada ranks 5th on list of millionaire households

cbc news - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:02

Canada moved up to fifth last year on a list of countries with the most millionaire households, according to a Boston Consulting Group report that shows the United States was again at No. 1.

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China-based Hytera returns with matching bid for Vancouver's Norsat International

cbc news - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:49

Norsat International Inc., the Vancouver tech firm at the centre of duelling acquisition bids, says China-based Hytera Communications has matched a $67.3 million US rival takeover offer from an American fund manager.

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