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Quebec won't budge on Uber rules with hours left before deadline

cbc news - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 06:44

The Quebec government has announced it is standing firm on its new rules regulating how Uber operates in this province. The company has said it would leave Quebec Saturday if the government doesn't ease up on those new rules.

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RCMP says free trial scams are fraudulent, but credit card companies make victims pay

cbc news - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:00

Every week, Marketplace receives dozens of emails from Canadians reporting all kinds of consumer concerns and deceptive schemes. Here's an in-depth look at the one scam that has generated more angry emails than all the rest.

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Trump's shoot-from-the-hip politics could make for bad economics: Don Pittis

cbc news - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 05:00

Cutting taxes and threatening to kill NAFTA may sound good to U.S. President Donald Trump's base, but as the Nobel-winning work of economist Richard Thaler shows, sometimes the obvious answer is wrong.

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Small cities and their malls brace for pending Sears store closures

cbc news - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:36

If the court approves Sears Canada's bid to liquidate its roughly 130 remaining stores, the decision will send shoppers, employees and mall owners in dozens of smaller Canadian cities scrambling to find alternative shopping destinations, jobs and tenants.

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Amazon Studios chief on leave following harassment claims

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:47

The head of Amazon Studios was put on leave Thursday following sexual harassment allegations from a producer on the Amazon series Man in the High Castle, adding to Hollywood's crisis over its mistreatment of women.

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Tesla recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:39

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is recalling 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles worldwide due to a faulty locking mechanism in their rear seats that raises the risk of the seats falling forward in a crash.

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'We wouldn't be wasting all this time if we weren't hopeful,' says Wilbur Ross on NAFTA

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:13

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is parting slightly from his president when it comes to the wording around NAFTA, saying he still hopes, and believes, that the three countries will come out of the ongoing renegotiations with a deal.

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Workers at Canada's original Sears store get help from mayor

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:08

Stratford, Ont.'s mayor says he will help find jobs for local laid-off workers at his city's historic Sears store, the first retail location opened in the company's Canadian operation.

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Nasdaq applies to operate stock exchange in Canada

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:29

The head of Canada's biggest securities regulator says its staff have reviewed an application by Nasdaq Inc. to operate a stock exchange in Canada, but it hasn't yet come before the board.

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Equifax takes web page offline after reports of new cyberattack

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:22

Equifax Inc. has taken one of its web pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach, the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information of millions of people, said on Thursday.

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Canada's big housing markets in 'Goldilocks moment': Royal LePage

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:07

Prices in Canada's five biggest housing markets are going up at a similiar, healthy pace — the first time that has happened in six years, Royal LePage said Thursday in its latest national house price survey.

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Paris to ban all gas-powered cars by 2030

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:04

In its latest initiative to reduce pollution, Paris City Hall is planning to ban gas-powered cars by 2030, a step beyond a previously announced plan to ban all diesel engines in time for the 2024 Olympics.

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GM to ramp up Equinox production in Mexico, Unifor says

cbc news - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:29

After more than three weeks on the picket line, workers at CAMI in Ingersoll, Ont., learn from the union head that General Motors will ramp up production of the popular Equinox at two plants in Mexico.

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Shopping around for a vehicle? You may not want to tell the dealer that, Ontario man learns the hard way

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

An Ontario man found it didn't pay to shop around after he had a sale price on an ATV rescinded when he tried to get his hometown dealer to match the offer, a situation an expert in Canadian competition law says almost certainly contravenes the Competition Act.

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Length of CAMI strike 'has surprised just about everybody'

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:10

After 25 days on the picket lines, the CAMI strike that most predicted would be over in a matter of weeks, has dragged on longer than most expected.

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Liberal government tells CRA to back off plan to tax employee discounts

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:38

The national revenue minister is blaming bureaucrats at the Canada Revenue Agency for hatching a plan to tax employee discounts, backpedalling on a new interpretation of the tax code she says she never approved in the first place.

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Coach no more; New York company wants to be called Tapestry

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 13:14

Luxury goods company Coach will switch to the the name Tapestry, which the company's CEO says is more inclusive.

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'We are not going to pay any tariff,' Delta CEO says of CSeries planes

cbc news - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:52

The head of Delta Air Lines says his company does not expect to pay any tariffs related to its purchase of CSeries jets, but expects to complete the order as planned.

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