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Facebook shares fall as EU, U.S. urge probes of data practices

1 hour 28 min ago

Facebook Inc. faced growing pressure on Monday after European and U.S. lawmakers called for investigations into reports that a consultancy that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users.

Lightning fast wireless is on the way: here's how 5G will change life in Canada

3 hours 4 min ago

The federal, Ontario and Quebec governments say they will spend $200 million to help fund research into 5G wireless technology, the next-generation networks with download speeds 100 times faster than current ones can handle.

Canadians see possible signal U.S. ready to accept NAFTA compromise

3 hours 12 min ago

American trade officials are showing newfound interest in a Canadian proposal for revamping NAFTA's automotive provisions as the U.S. seeks to swiftly conclude renegotiations of the continental free trade pact.

Aeroplan has struck its first big deal since losing Air Canada — and it's with Amazon

3 hours 53 min ago

Owners of the Aeroplan loyalty program have struck a deal with online retailing giant Amazon that will enable the former's five million members in Canada earn reward points while shopping online.

Europe and U.K. have agreed to basics of Brexit deal, but questions over Irish border remain

5 hours 45 min ago

Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border.

Lawyer charges grieving family thousands for time spent responding to complaint against him

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 17:00

Attorneys are not allowed to bill for hours they spend answering complaints, according to the Law Society of Ontario.

Tickets without barcodes: Concert venues experiment with new systems

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 11:25

True North Sports and Entertainment is testing a new Ticketmaster system that gives venues the option to omit barcodes that would usually be scanned to validate a ticket's authenticity and grant entry to a concert or sporting event.

The dirty truth about makeup and the oil change debate: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 06:00

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

After overcharging for bread, should Loblaws demand ID for a $25 gift card?

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:00

Many customers who have been asked to hand over ID for a $25 gift card are outraged. Considering Loblaws has already admitted to wrongdoing — fixing the price of bread — demanding ID may have been the wrong move for the retailer.

Facebook suspends data analytics firm that worked for Trump campaign

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:41

The Massachusetts attorney general said on Saturday her office was launching an investigation after reports that Cambridge Analytica had harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

Trump's goal of 'energy dominance' could change the global balance of power

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 01:00

With the U.S. expected to soon be the world's biggest oil producer, America's dream of energy self-sufficiency draws nearer. What could this mean for Canada and the world?

How to avoid spending money on unnecessary oil changes

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 01:00

Marketplace goes undercover to find out why some service advisers at car dealerships offer much different — and more costly — advice about oil changes than what's found in your owner's manual.

Canadian dollar sinks to 76.35 cents US — lowest level since June 2017

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:46

The Canadian dollar continued its slide this week to fall to a nine-month low as it headed for its worst week against the U.S. dollar in over a year. It is already the worst performing major currency in the world this year.

BMO joins TD in banning customers from buying bitcoin on credit cards

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:07

The Bank of Montreal has stopped allowing customers to use its credit cards to buy cryptocurrency such as bitcoin.

Canadians had more complaints than usual about their banks last year, ombudsman says

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:57

Canadians had 28 per cent more gripes about their banks last year than they did in 2016, according to a new report from the ombudsman overseeing the industry, with bogus credit card charges a particular thorn in the side of many customers.

WestJet flight attendants claim they're paid less than minimum wage

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:00

Some WestJet flight attendants are claiming the airline routinely pays its cabin crew less than minimum wage, since they are only paid for the amount of time they spend in the air, not the length of their shift.

Trier beware: Lab results reveal staph, mould on makeup testers

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:00

In-store cosmetic testers help shoppers decide what makeup to buy, but a Marketplace investigation reveals the testers themselves don't always look so pretty under a microscope.

Shares in Snapchat owner sink after Rihanna drags company for app ad mocking domestic abuse

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:03

Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making fun of her 2009 beating at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown.

Maker of Bratz seeks to buy Toys "R" Us Canada as retailer liquidates U.S. stores

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:21

A California toymaker that owns the Bratz, Little Tikes and Num Nums brands is trying to buy all 82 Canadian locations of Toys "R" Us while the retailer's U.S. operations are in the process of liquidating.

The Toronto effect: Sales and average prices for Canadian homes fell in February

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:00

Canada's housing market has taken a tumble in the past 12 months, with average selling prices and home sales volumes off sharply in the year up to February, the Canadian Real Estate Association says.


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