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A whole lot more than e-commerce to blame for declining malls

cbc news - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:38

Malls were once a go-to shopping destination in Canada, but they now face an uncertain future because of a range of competition that extends beyond online shopping, say market researchers.

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Questionable car repairs, cricket powder and surprise Airbnb: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

cbc news - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 04:00

Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need.

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Customers protest after Loblaws demands ID before sending $25 gift card for bread price fixing

cbc news - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 04:00

Loblaws is demanding some customers hand over personal information: either a copy of their driver’s licence or a utility bill, before they can collect their $25 gift card. The request has incensed many targeted customers who believe it's unwarranted.

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Spiking gas prices: sometimes it really is a conspiracy

cbc news - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00

If you're deeply suspicious of the way gas prices rise in lockstep, you're not alone. Most Canadians suspect that something fishy is happening at the pumps. But there's a big difference between following a competitor and collusion.

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U.S. beat us in curling and hockey: could icewine be next?

cbc news - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:00

Only in Canada you say? Not anymore, apparently. Americans are making icewine proudly proclaiming they're following the Canadian standards. But does it pass the taste test?

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Q&A: What a Bay Street star says it will take to boost women's ranks in finance industry

cbc news - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:00

For 25 years, Camilla Sutton has been a mover and a shaker on Bay Street. In January, she became president and chief executive officer of Women in Capital Markets, tasked with improving the role of women in Canada's finance industry — no small feat. Sutton recently sat down with CBC to chat about her new role.

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Crown corporation embroiled in legal battle over missing Bombardier jet

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 20:10

A Canadian Crown corporation is fighting an international legal battle in the U.K. and South Africa to reclaim a private jet it helped a wealthy South African-based family purchase.

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Uber to inform Canadians affected by data breach

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 18:21

Uber will inform all Canadians whose personal data may have been compromised in a 2016 breach after Alberta's privacy commissioner ruled it must notify impacted drivers and riders in the province.

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Jobs figures, tariff exemptions push Toronto, U.S. markets into the green

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:56

North American markets rallied today on U.S. jobs figures and a Canadian reprieve from U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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Facebook signs deal with Warner to use its music

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:01

Facebook has signed an agreement with Warner Music Group that allows users to include Warner’s recorded music in messages and posts on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Oculus.

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli faces sentencing in fraud case

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:17

A U. S. federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh conflicting portrayals of former pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli on Friday at his sentencing on a securities fraud conviction.

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Toys 'R' Us Canada carries on business as usual amid reports of U.S. liquidation

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:13

Toys R Us Canada says it's business as usual amid reports that the retailer's U.S. counterpart is preparing to liquidate operations in the United States.

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Knowledge House insiders guilty of fraud in collapse of e-learning company

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 09:09

Knowledge House insiders Daniel Potter and Blois Colpitts have been found guilty of fraud in the collapse of the Halifax e-learning company.

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U.S. allies line up for exemptions from Trump's aluminum, steel tariffs

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 09:01

From Japan and South Korea to Australia and Europe, officials are also seeking exemptions from U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports — something he has given Canada and Mexico for now — while Chinese producers are calling on Beijing to retaliate in kind.

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Canada's unemployment rate nudges down to 5.8% in February

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:39

Canada's job market added about 15,000 jobs in February, less than expected but enough to nudge the unemployment rate down to 5.8 per cent.

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NAFTA termination would have modest impact on economy: Conference Board of Canada

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 07:52

The Conference Board of Canada predicts a 0.5 per cent decline in the economy, and the loss of about 85,000 jobs within a year, if the North American Free Trade Agreement is terminated.

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Big telcos set to hit many Canadians with internet price hikes

cbc news - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 04:00

As Canadians’ thirst for fast internet grows, so does the amount we’re paying to stay connected. Now, home internet is about to get more expensive for many Canadians, sparking plenty of customer frustration.

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