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B.C. hires outside counsel to begin legal challenge of Trans Mountain pipeline project

cbc news - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:00

B.C.'s Attorney General David Eby and Environment Minister George Heyman spoke in Vancouver this morning on how the government will respond to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

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Netflix hikes Canadian prices for new members, and current members will soon pay more too

cbc news - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:36

The popular video streaming service's standard plan will jump $1 to $2 per month depending on the service tier for new users effective immediately. It will do the same for existing users after notifying them by email in the coming weeks.

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Smart folks know stock market euphoria can't last forever: Don Pittis

cbc news - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:00

Markets tumble following U.S. President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" comments, a reminder that sometimes the trigger for a meltdown can come out of the blue.

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Tim Hortons is hiring to feed 'huge' U.K. expansion, job postings say

cbc news - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:00

According to current job postings, Tim Hortons is ramping up its global expansion by opening new locations in Scotland, South Wales and Greater Manchester. Meanwhile, the coffee giant is experiencing slumping sales at home.

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Stocks lower as investors weigh rising North Korea tensions

cbc news - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:30

North American markets were lower on Wednesday afternoon as investors rushed to safe-haven assets after President Donald Trump's 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea escalated tensions with the nuclear-armed nation.

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OSC approves settlement deal with Home Capital

cbc news - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:35

Ontario's securities regulator has approved a settlement deal with Home Capital Group Inc. and several former company executives in the wake of the disclosure scandal that rocked the alternative lender.

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Canada's lower duty free limit for online shopping becomes snag in NAFTA talks

cbc news - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:23

A U.S. proposal for Mexico and Canada to vastly raise the value of online purchases that can be imported duty free from stores like Amazon.com and eBay is emerging as a flashpoint in an upcoming renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal.

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TransCanada defends current Keystone XL route in Nebraska pipeline hearings

cbc news - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:32

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline questioned its proposed pathway through Nebraska on Tuesday in hopes that state regulators will reject or reroute it, a decision that would create more delays for the 9-year-old project.

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Builders picked up the pace of home construction in July

cbc news - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:09

The pace of new home construction sped up for the seventh month in a row in July, to an annualized rate of 217,550 new units.

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Valeant's stock up after CEO says drug maker making progress

cbc news - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:18

Shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International shot higher Tuesday after senior executives said the company has made significant progress towards resolving the many legal and financial issues that have beset the company for nearly two years.

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U.S. job openings surged in June to record high

cbc news - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:39

Job openings in the U.S. jumped 8 per cent to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating back to 2000, the Labour Department said Tuesday. Hiring fell, however, and the number of people quitting their jobs also dropped.

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Great Canadian Gaming Corp., Brookfield Partners win contract for 3 GTA casinos

cbc news - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:04

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has selected Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Brookfield Business Partners LP to run its casinos in the Greater Toronto Area.

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CBS to expand streaming service abroad, starting with Canada in 2018

cbc news - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:14

CBS Corp. is expanding its digital streaming service internationally and will be available to Canadians sometime next year.

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Keystone XL developer faces grilling at Nebraska hearing that will decide pipeline's fate

cbc news - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:14

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline and its allies will face a litany of tough questions in front of a Nebraska commission that will decide whether to approve the project's final leg through the state this week.

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Still sizzling: In Vancouver and Toronto, real estate slowdown may be a blip

cbc news - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 05:00

With recent price declines in hot markets, there’s been talk about a real estate slowdown. But, so far, it’s hardly something for prospective buyers to get excited about.

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FedEx tracking system outage prompts customer complaints

cbc news - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:18

FedEx customers are complaining that the company's system for tracking packages has been crashing.

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WannaCry cybersecurity researcher remains jailed in Las Vegas

cbc news - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:54

An official says a British cybersecurity researcher remains jailed in Nevada, a day before he's due to face charges in federal court in Milwaukee that he created and distributed malicious software designed to steal banking passwords.

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