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Caisse to sell off remaining oil assets by next year

5 hours 22 min ago

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec says it will divest all of its oil investments by next year as part of the pension plan's plan to help combat climate change by cutting its carbon footprint in half by 2030.

Vale rescuing 39 employees trapped in Sudbury, Ont., mine since Sunday afternoon

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 11:12

Thirty-nine Vale employees have been trapped underground in the Totten Mine in Sudbury, Ont., since Sunday, the company says, telling CBC on Monday "our focus is squarely on the safety of the employees."

Facebook puts plans to build Instagram for kids on pause

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 06:41

Facebook says it is putting its plans to develop a version of Instagram specifically for people under 13 on pause, after strong opposition from some child-safety advocates.

Hudson's Bay's sale of orange shirts to support residential school survivors raises questions

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 09:57

In an Instagram post earlier this week, the Hudson's Bay Company said it is selling orange shirts with the slogan "Every Child Matters" — leading many Indigenous people to wonder whether the company is profiting off the painful legacy of residential schools. 

Why some Canadians are ready to travel; landlord boots tenant over tattoos: CBC's Marketplace cheat sheet

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 06:00

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week.

U.K. eyes temporary truck driver visas to ease fuel rationing

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 03:09

The British government is expected to ease visa rules for truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have triggered long lines at gas stations and some shuttered pumps.

Resolving Meng case removes giant thorn from Canada's business relationship with China

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 01:00

Finding common ground with China will remain a big challenge for Canada, but Canadian businesses simply could not shun one of the world's two largest economies, Don Pittis writes.

U.S. vaccination requirement for air passengers worries Canadians with mixed vaccines

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 01:00

Starting in early November, the U.S. will require foreign air passengers entering the country to be fully vaccinated. The problem is, the U.S. has yet to approve mixing COVID-19 vaccines.

Some gasoline stations in UK run out of fuel as pandemic supply chain crisis deepens

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 13:10

BP had to close some of its gas stations due to the driver shortages while queues formed at some Shell stations as pumps ran dry in some places. 

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou expected to plead guilty today in U.S. court: sources

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 07:05

Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou is expected to appear virtually in an American federal courtroom today to plead guilty in the U.S. proceedings against her, say sources.

China declares cryptocurrency trading illegal, beefs up mining crackdown

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 06:45

China's central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin illegal and stepped up a crackdown on illegal mining of them in the country.

Front-line workers shoulder burden of vaccine mandates

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 01:00

Service industry workers in Canada say they're bearing the brunt of anger, frustration and general confusion from clients over new vaccine mandates that they had nothing to do with creating, but are now responsible for enforcing. 

Boppy baby loungers recalled in U.S. and Canada due to suffocation hazard

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:51

Health Canada and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling more than 3.3 million baby loungers sold in the U.S. and Canada because the items may pose a suffocation risk to infants.

2 former SNC-Lavalin execs arrested, charged with fraud and forgery

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 08:22

Two former executives at SNC-Lavalin have been charged with fraud and forgery by the RCMP as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the Montreal-based engineering company.

Evergrande jitters ebb and flow as company misses key bond payment

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 06:55

Fears that a Chinese real estate developer's possible default on multibillion-dollar debts might send shockwaves through global financial markets appeared to ease Thursday as creditors waited to see how much they might recover.

Vacancy rate hits highest point since 1994 as working from home wallops office demand

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 06:46

Nearly one out of every six offices in Canada is vacant right now, commercial real estate firm CBRE says, as the pandemic trend of working from home has obliterated demand for office space.

EU sends jolt to Apple's Lightning port with new law mandating USB charging for all phones

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 06:36

The European Union is hoping to say goodbye to junk drawers full of different charging cords by forcing all smartphones sold in the continent to use one standard: USB.

Lululemon reaches exclusive deal to make Canada's official Olympic gear through 2028

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 06:00

Vancouver-based clothing brand Lululemon has struck a deal to be the exclusive Olympics outfitter of Team Canada for the next four Games.

U.S. Fed prepares to roll back stimulus despite a world economy facing other challenges

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 01:00

Canadian borrowers must pay attention as U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell announces plan to end pandemic stimulus, making borrowing money more expensive, including here in Canada.

This renter wants to take housing back from Berlin's biggest landlords

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 15:00

Residents in Berlin, fed up with increasingly high rents, have secured a referendum on housing that could have reverberations across Europe.

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