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

5 hours 15 min ago

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.

'I don't think they're going to survive this,' analyst says of Toys "R" Us Canada amid U.S. liquidation

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.

Ontario, N.B. would feel the end of NAFTA harder than anywhere else, Moody's says

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:20

Provinces that rely heavily on NAFTA and cross-border activities would be harder hit than the Canadian economy as a whole should the free trade deal collapse, according to a new report from Moody's.

Record high debt to income ratio inches lower, to 170.4% at the end of last year

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:14

The amount that Canadians owe compared to what they have to spend was slightly lower at the end of 2017, but is still sitting near record highs.

Growing grey wave set to crash on Alberta trades

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 03:00

With thousands of tradespeople set to retire in less than a decade, Alberta's energy sector could soon face new shortages for skilled labour, reigniting calls for more people to enlist in the trades to fill the future gap.

Toys 'R' Us Canada seeking buyer as U.S. parent will shut down and liquidate

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 19:34

Toys "R" Us appears headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, but will try to find a buyer to save its 200 stores in Canada

Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:00

The image of bottle water as clean and pure is being challenged by a global investigation that found the water tested is often contaminated with tiny particles of plastic.

Sobeys parent company plans ahead for grocery war as competitors rush to market

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:56

As the grocery wars heat up with companies across the country ramping up their delivery and e-commerce efforts, Sobeys' parent company is looking to play the long game.

Theranos founder Holmes stripped of control of embattled company

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 09:55

Theranos Inc and its Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes have agreed to settle "massive fraud" charges in a deal that strips her of majority control over the embattled blood-testing company, among other penalties, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.

First a dead dog, now this: United Airlines accidentally ships passenger's pooch to Japan

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 09:34

United Airlines says it's investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family's dog to Japan.


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