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Uber Canada will require drivers and passengers to wear masks starting Monday

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:17

Uber Technologies Inc. will require drivers, couriers and passengers to wear masks starting next Monday as part of a new set of measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.

40 food inspectors in Canada, including 21 in Alberta, have COVID-19, union says

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:00

Forty meat plant inspectors in Canada — 21 of them in Alberta — have contracted COVID-19, according to their union, prompting a senator to call for workers and the integrity of the food safety system to be protected.

Trump goes negative on his own Fed chair again after Powell says no to below zero rates

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:48

The head of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday says the U.S. central bank is not considering using negative interest rates, despite President Donald Trump seemingly pushing for them.

StatsCan cracks down on early access to data after last week's jobs number leak

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:46

Statistics Canada is suspending the pre-release of its jobs report to a select group of government officials after a leak of the numbers last week.

Twitter to let some employees to work from home permanently

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:31

Twitter has become the first major U.S. tech company to allow employees who can work remotely to do so indefinitely, as the coronavirus outbreak forces unprecedented changes in work culture across the world.

Pandemic has rattled — not broken — Canada's meat supply chain, but store prices could still climb

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 01:00

Reduced production, plant closures and livestock backlogs are testing the limits of farmers and the system. So far, it has held up.

Trudeau says wealth fund blacklisting of Alberta companies a wake-up call on climate change action

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 20:33

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says news that one of the world's largest investment funds will exclude four Canadian oilsands producers from consideration for investing is part of a continuing shift in global attitudes for which oil companies will have to adjust.

Uber mulls buying GrubHub in major consolidation of U.S. food delivery business

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 11:00

Uber is considering acquiring Grubhub in a deal that would give the companies control over a majority of the U.S. food delivery business, according to published reports.

A major airline will 'most likely' go bust this year because of COVID-19, Boeing CEO says

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 06:03

Boeing Co. CEO Dave Calhoun does not expect flight passenger traffic to reach 25 per cent of its previous level by the end of this summer, forcing airlines to have to make drastic adjustments to their businesses.

Elon Musk restarts Tesla factory in California in violation of lockdown order

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 16:20

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter Monday that the company has restarted its California factory in violation of local government orders.

More flour, fewer flowers: Here's what Canadians have been buying during the pandemic

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 09:07

After an initial flurry of panic buying at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Canadians have slowed down their spending at grocery stores a little, but sales in April were still far above normal levels in a variety of product categories, a new report from Statistics Canada shows.

Saudi Arabia orders state oil company Aramco to cut another 1 million barrels in June

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 06:18

Saudi Arabia has directed national oil company Aramco to cut its crude oil production for June by an extra voluntary amount of 1 million barrels per day, on top of a reduction already committed by the kingdom under the OPEC+ cut deal, a Saudi energy ministry official said on Monday.

Successful reopening depends on rent relief being extended, say small businesses and landlords

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 01:00

While provinces ease into reopening their economies, questions swirl around the federal government's commercial rent relief program and whether it will work.

Construction of expanded Trans Mountain pipeline to begin soon in B.C.

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 01:00

Construction will soon ramp up on the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil export pipeline, including the installation of pipe in British Columbia where opposition to the project has been loudest.

Toyota Canada workers return to work following shutdown

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 01:00

Team leaders at Toyota Canada's manufacturing plants in Cambridge and Woodstock are expected to return to work Monday morning, the first step in a gradual process of reopening following an almost two month-long shutdown.

Quebec Cargill meat-processing plant to shut down after COVID-19 outbreak

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 06:24

A meat-processing plant in Chambly, Que., will shut down "for the health and safety of employees" after an outbreak of COVID-19.

A boost for essential workers; Why some nursing homes say no to 'granny cams': CBC's Marketplace cheat sheet

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 06:00

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

Some cruise lines plan to resume sailing as early as this summer, but will passengers get on board?

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 01:00

Both Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line aim to resume their cruises as early as this summer, despite recent COVID-19 outbreaks on dozens of cruise ships and travel restrictions that have yet to be lifted. 

The wages of fear: the pandemic and the future of low-paid 'essential' work

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 01:00

When the pandemic crisis ends, Canadians are going to have to reckon with the fact that the 'essential' workers who got them through it are some of the lowest-paid people among us.

After 101 years in business, Army & Navy department stores to permanently close

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 14:08

The family owned Army & Navy department store chain is closing after more than a century in business.

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