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Meet the Canadian who took on rental giant Airbnb — and won

2 hours 25 min ago

Last-minute cancellations are the top complaint for Airbnb guests. But what's the home-sharing platform doing about it?

'I'm hoarding': Ontario's basic income recipients prepare for program's early end

2 hours 25 min ago

Ontario's basic income pilot project was widely expected to last three years, and for participants who made financial commitments based on that timeline, the program's early end is creating new financial stresses.

Quebec government uses big surplus to deliver electoral promises more costly than advertised

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:13

Sitting on a $2.5 billion surplus, the Coalition Avenir Québec government used its first budget to strike a delicate balance between expensive tax cuts and new money for the province’s health and education systems.

Air Canada says their 737 Max jets have all safety features Boeing sells as extras

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:12

Air Canada says it has additional safety systems installed on all of their Boeing 737 Max jets after media reports suggest that Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines jets that recently crashed didn't have the most upgraded safety features.

Facebook says it stored millions of passwords in plain text, sparking security fears

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:56

Facebook said there is no evidence its employees abused access to this data, and that the passwords were stored on internal company servers, where no outsiders could access them. But the incident reveals a huge oversight for the company amid a slew of bruises and stumbles in the last couple of years.

UK firms step up preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:41

U.K. companies have ratcheted up their preparations for a disorderly "no-deal" Brexit as best they can over the past couple of months, the Bank of England said Thursday.

Canopy Growth acquires hemp company AgriNextUSA

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:41

Canopy Growth Corp. has acquired AgriNextUSA, in a move to boost its hemp business in the United States. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Levi Strauss going public for the second time

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:36

Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time.

Budget's real estate top-up could push up the price of cheaper homes: Don Pittis

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 01:00

Wondering how the government's budget measures will affect the housing market? You're not alone.

Pot sector players welcome edibles tax change, disappointed medical tax remains

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:10

Cannabis industry players welcomed the change in the Federal Budget to tax edibles, extracts, oils and concentrates based on the amount of THC rather than weight, as it could ease pricing for some products and potentially boost product availability.

Federal budget shows Alberta's oil and gas sector not a priority, industry group says

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:48

The oil and gas industry's main lobby group says the federal government’s 2019 budget does nothing to get people back to work or spur investment in Alberta’s key industry.

SNC-Lavalin CEO says firm never cited 9,000 jobs as reason for deserving DPA

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:46

The head of SNC-Lavalin says its role as a Canadian global champion will be undermined if the embattled engineering firm is barred from bidding on federal contracts and its local employees are forced to work for foreign competitors.

NDP leader promises to spend $7B over 10 years to spur energy investment

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:25

NDP Leader Rachel Notley is promising to spend $7 billion over 10 years on incentives for companies willing to build petrochemical and upgrading facilities in Alberta if she is re-elected.

U.S. Fed chair unlikely to raise interest rates anytime soon

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:36

The soothing message the Federal Reserve has been sending in recent weeks — no interest rate hikes are likely for months to come — will likely be reinforced when it ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday.

Britain's Portrait Gallery declines donation from Sackler opioid manufacturer family

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:29

Britain's National Portrait Gallery says it won't move ahead with $1.76 million donation from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S. opioid crisis.

Rogers Media sells Maclean's, Chatelaine and other magazines to Toronto Life publisher

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:11

Rogers Media has struck a deal with the company that publishes Toronto Life to sell the company's seven remaining big consumer magazine brands for an undisclosed sum.

Starbucks pilots greener coffee cup that's recyclable and compostable 

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:10

Starbucks announced today it will pilot new greener to-go cups this year in Vancouver that will be both recyclable and compostable. 

EU regulators fine Google $1.68B US for abusing online ads market

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:44

European Union regulators have fined Google $1.68-billion US fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising.

Disney closes $71B US deal for Fox entertainment assets

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:03

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting Cinderella, The Simpsons, Star Wars and Dr. Strange under one corporate roof.

Stock options to be taxed more like regular income under new federal budget

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:26

Executives at big established companies who get paid with large stock grants will owe more in tax under changes promised in the new federal budget.

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