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Canadian Transportation Agency investigating Sunwing after receiving 89 complaints involving 23 flights

3 hours 43 min ago

The Canadian Transportation Agency has launched an inquiry into Sunwing Airlines after receiving 89 recent complaints about missing baggage, tarmac delays and flight cancellations.

Expect an economic boost from the household robot — more upgradeable than the iPhone: Don Pittis

3 hours 43 min ago

Computers, flat-screen TVs and portable cellphones force consumers to keep upgrading — up to a point. Just wait till Amazon and its competitors get on the robot upgrade cycle.

SWAT teams and patent trolls: inside Ottawa's IP plan to promote Canadian innovators

3 hours 43 min ago

The federal government will unveil a series of measures Thursday to promote and protect the intellectual property of Canadians companies as they look to compete against much larger multinational firms in the growing tech and innovation sectors. CBC News has details of what will be included in Canada's first National IP Strategy, being released today.

WestJet pilot union launches strike vote

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:29

After eight months at the bargaining table, the union representing WestJet pilots is calling a strike vote.

Bank of Canada says economy 'finally positive', rates to rise

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:29

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday the economy was "finally positive" after a long adjustment to a sharp fall in oil prices, but he added there was still softness in several areas of the country.

Facebook's rise in profits, users shows resilience after scandals

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:38

Facebook Inc.'s quarterly profit and revenue beat analysts' estimates on Wednesday, as the social media company's mobile ad business grew on a major push to add more video content.

Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:18

Alphabet Inc.'s Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook.

Canada and U.S. clash over sunset clause in 'forceful' NAFTA talks

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:03

Canada's Foreign Affairs minister and her U.S. trade counterpart had an intense exchange of views during a private NAFTA meeting on Tuesday. A source with direct knowledge of the situation said the conversation was 'forceful' and both countries were digging in their heels over an American demand for a sunset clause.

Cenovus considers slowing new oilsands project if pipeline capacity doesn't grow

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:35

Cenovus Energy Inc. says it will consider slowing development of a 50,000-barrel-per-day oilsands expansion project that it started building early last year if there isn't meaningful progress on increasing pipeline capacity out of Alberta.

Canadian toy maker Spin Master files patent suit against Mattel

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:59

Canadian toy maker Spin Master Corp. is suing industry giant Mattel, Inc. in California in the next stage of a high-stakes battle to defend its rights to a patented mechanism used in its Bakugan transforming robots.

Apple to begin paying $16B in back taxes owed to Ireland

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:40

Ireland says it will begin collecting more than 13 billion euros (almost $16 billion US) of back taxes from Apple, 19 months after the European Commission ruled that a tax deal with the tech giant amounted to illegal state aid.

Twitter trounces estimates as growth moves overseas

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:20

Twitter reported its second profitable quarter on Wednesday and topped Wall Street estimates for revenue and monthly active users, as advertisers in Asia and other markets outside the United States embraced its video ads.

Van attacks: Rental companies rethink policies, but few doable options exist

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 05:46

Monday's deadly rental van rampage in Toronto shows how quickly a vehicle can be turned into a weapon, but rental agencies are finding few clear options to prevent their property from involvement in such violent acts.

Air Canada faces seatbelt, vehicle defect charges after death of Toronto baggage handler

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:00

Air Canada has been charged with a string of offences in the 2016 death of an employee killed at Toronto's Pearson International Airport after the baggage-handling tractor he was driving flipped over, ejecting him onto the tarmac.

Facebook says it has changed. Its profits may show by how much

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:00

Investors clearly felt Zuckerberg came out ahead when he was grilled by Congress. Facing Wall Street will be another matter entirely. Wall Street analysts are trained to seek out every bit of arcane information in the company's numbers.

'There's a ton riding on this': Enbridge pipeline project dealt blow in Minnesota

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:00

The oilpatch is witnessing how even a pipeline project considered straightforward, still faces significant delays and a difficult regulatory process.

Sale of Canadian Toys 'R' Us outlets to Fairfax Financial approved

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:25

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of the Canadian operations of Toys "R" Us to Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

U.S. 10-year bond hits 3% yield for first time since 2014

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:09

The yield on the 10-year U.S. government bond hit three per cent for the first time in four years on Tuesday, pushed up by expectations of higher inflation to come.

Restaurant Brands shares rise as Tim Hortons parent unveils plan for revamp

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:02

Restaurant Brands International Inc. announced a plan to improve the customer experience and improve sales at its Tim Hortons operations as it reported better-than-expected financial results, despite what it called soft results at the coffee shop chain.

Unruly passenger Tasered and removed from American Airlines flight

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 07:50

A passenger was Tasered multiple times by police and removed from an American Airlines flight scheduled to depart from Miami on Monday, the latest dramatic incident involving a physical altercation on an airplane.


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