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Bitcoin futures contract flirts with $19K US, even as current price hovers near $16K

cbc news - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:45

After jumping out of the gate, the first bitcoin futures contracts to trade on a mainstream exchange stabilized on Monday at around $18,000 US.

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CanniMed seeks regulatory action against Aurora's hostile takeover bid

cbc news - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:59

CanniMed Therapeutics says it is seeking regulatory action in both Saskatchewan and Ontario in its latest push back against Aurora Cannabis' hostile takeover bid.

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Fraudsters scammed at least $1.7M out of Canadians with cryptocurrencies this year

cbc news - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:56

Canadians have been swindled out of more than $1.7 million via scams involving cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin so far this year — more than double the amount during all of 2016.

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Bitcoin's move to mainstream carries new financial risks: Don Pittis

cbc news - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:00

When bitcoin was a whacky toy for techies, regulators didn't have to worry. But going mainstream changes everything.

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Location, location, location: How your health-care coverage is linked to where you live in Canada

cbc news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:00

A hearing-impaired Calgary man is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won't pay for the surgery, his retired parents are footing the $50,000 bill.

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'Well, there's no limit on it': Ohio student makes a fortune buying Canadian-invented ether cryptocurrency

cbc news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:00

A Cleveland teenager has invested money from gifts and a part-time job in a cryptocurrency that was created by a Canadian and earned over $500,000 US.

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Trump says Trudeau left out lumber, energy while talking trade numbers

cbc news - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:03

U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a disagreement with Canada's prime minister, then sprinkled his tale with some questionable statistics about international trade.

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Is Rogers really going to sell the Blue Jays? Don't bet on it

cbc news - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:00

A report this week suggested Rogers may look to sell the Blue Jays. On paper, a move to cash in makes a bit of financial sense. But don't expect any curveballs with such a valuable property, Peter Armstrong writes.

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'How can they get away with that?': Canadians pay much more than Americans for baby products

cbc news - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:00

Marketplace does a cross-border price comparison that could have Canadian parents throwing a fit.

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What is bitcoin and why is the digital currency surging?

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:53

The bitcoin frenzy shows no sign of letting up, with the price of the digital currency soaring and bitcoin futures set to start trading on Sunday. Here's a look at what bitcoin is and why there's so much excitement around it.

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Bitcoin briefly dips almost 20%, rebounds to hover just over $15,000 US

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:29

Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 per cent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

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Nova Chemicals announces $2B investment in Sarnia-Lambton

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:20

The company plans to expand its Corunna cracker by approximately 50 per cent to provide ethylene feedstock to a new polyethylene facility that will increase Nova's production of the plastic by 450 kilotonnes per year.

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Housing starts near 10-year high on Toronto condo boom

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:55

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up in November, with condo building in Toronto driving the trend.

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GM to build renewable generator to turn landfill gas to energy

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:52

General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a renewable energy project at its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant that will use landfill gas to generate electricity and heat to power the plant.

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'Cars-for-cheese' deal has EU agree to free trade with Japan

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:31

The European Union and Japan have agreed terms for a free trade deal liberalizing almost all trade between the bloc and the world’s third-largest economy.

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Boeing ready to throw in towel on Canadian interim fighter purchase

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:51

The sale of Super Hornet jet fighters appears to be dead. Boeing, in a statement Friday, said it acknowledges the Canadian government is poised to buy used jets from Australia.

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Irish border issue solved in 11th hour Brexit talks, clearing way for trade negotiations

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:16

Britain and the European Union hammered out a deal early Friday that allows Brexit talks to finally move on to the all-important issues of trade and the future relationship between the two.

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Federal bills on carbon pricing, coal, clean fuels expected in 2018

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:53

Environmental advocates say 2018 is going to have to be a banner year for environmental legislation, regulation and strategies or Canada's climate plan is going to end up on the scrap heap of climate promises past.

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Some Toronto-area Canada Post depots overwhelmed by backlog of undelivered parcels

cbc news - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:23

Some Toronto-area Canada Post depots have been overwhelmed with booming demand for parcels, delaying pickups by at least a day.

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