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Bank of Canada's Poloz expected to signal longer hiatus on interest rate changes

2 hours 44 min ago

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will give his updated outlook for the economy Wednesday in an appearance that many expect will send stronger signals the interest rate will be on hold for months.

CP's profit soared on higher crude revenues despite 'toughest' of quarters: CEO

3 hours 2 min ago

The head of CP says heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures cooled the company's quarterly results despite a 25-per-cent boost in profits thanks in large part to crude-by-rail revenues.

TSX, S&P 500 hit new closing highs on Tuesday

4 hours 6 min ago

The two best known stock indexes in Canada and the U.S. closed at record highs on Tuesday, as the price of oil pushes higher and U.S. companies posted strong profits.

Canada's anti-spam law used against ex-CEO of coupon marketing company

4 hours 29 min ago

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is seeking $100,000 from Brian Conley for allegedly allowing or ignoring violations of the law while he was president and chief executive officer of nCrowd Inc.

U.S. brings 1st criminal case against major drug distributor over opioid crisis

5 hours 53 min ago

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fuelling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety.

Samsung delays launch of folding phone after screen failures

7 hours 4 min ago

The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday, but instead it will now run more tests and announce a new launch date in the "coming weeks."

Twitter profits rise as quarterly ad revenue doubles

7 hours 23 min ago

The company said net income for the first three months of the year rose on strong ad demand. Daily users rose 11% to 134 million for the first quarter of 2019, thanks to both "organic growth as well as ongoing product improvements and marketing."

Bell tells 88-year-old she must wait 4½ years to get cellphone credits refunded

15 hours 19 min ago

An 88-year-old Nova Scotia woman who seldom used her cellphone is trying to recover money from Bell, after automatic debits to pay for the service added up to a credit of close to $1,000.

Imagining what it would take for Poloz to raise your mortgage rate: Don Pittis

16 hours 19 min ago

As the Canadian election draws nearer and the U.S. president pressures the Fed not to hike, the Bank of Canada chief may find himself paralyzed when it comes to interest rates.

TV subscriptions will be outnumbered by streaming customers next year, report predicts

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:06

The number Canadian households paying for at least one streaming video service will eclipse traditional TV subscribers for the first time next year, predicts an annual report on consumer habits.

Millennials make more than previous generations, but owe much more too, StatsCan numbers confirm

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:59

Millennials make more money than previous generations in that demographic cohort, but are also saddled with much more debt, even adjusted for inflation, according to new Statistics Canada data that confirms what has been long suspected.

U.S. to end exemptions on Iranian oil sanctions for 5 nations, including China

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:03

The U.S. is ending exemptions from sanctions for countries that import Iranian oil, according to the White House, which said in a statement it is taking "timely action to assure that global demand is met as all Iranian oil is removed from the market."

Canada Revenue Agency writes off $133 million owed by one taxpayer

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:00

CRA commissioner Bob Hamilton last fall approved the writeoff of a huge tax debt of $133 million owed by one taxpayer, though the agency won't say whether it was an individual or firm. A spokesperson acknowledges writeoffs of that magnitude "are not common."

'Is that even legal?': Companies may be sharing new credit or debit card information without you knowing

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 17:00

A Vancouver woman is sounding the alarm for millions of Canadians who have credit and debit cards, after her financial information was shared without her realizing it. Turns out, some cards have “updating services” that allow banking information to be shared with other companies — a little-known fact for most customers, and something a privacy expert says needs to change.

'Cold comfort': Ottawa's plans to protect pensions not good enough, say critics

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 01:00

The federal government's latest proposed measures to protect pensions don't actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government's omnibus budget bill.

Battling burnout: Modern work pressures distort our very identities, warns Rahaf Harfoush

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 01:00

People need to question why the sheer amount of work we do is so thoroughly woven into our identities these days — and looms so large in how we measure our success, author and work expert says.

How French's ketchup took a bite out of Heinz

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:00

French's sustained success in Canada is likely due to a combination of ingredients, including continuous free publicity and a Canadian-made ketchup that also offers a taste and price consumers find palatable.

Fiat Chrysler recall of Dodge Darts affects 20,117 Canadian vehicles

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 06:10

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it's recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars in North America, including 20,117 in Canada, because they could roll away due to a defective part that could allow the shift cable to detach from the transmission.

How First Nations are leaving their mark on the cannabis industry

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 03:00

Indigenous investment in the weed business is strong in Sask., but only one First Nation has been willing to open up shop on-reserve.

Flexible work — for everyone — is key to keeping women in the workforce, experts say

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:00

Difficulties managing family and work life continue to push disproportionate numbers of women out of the workforce compared to men. But labour market experts say more flexible workplace policies across the board — regardless of gender or family status — are key to stopping our economy from losing qualified female workers.

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