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John Hancock will sell life insurance only to people who use fitness trackers

1 hour 28 min ago

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said Wednesday.

Torstar signs agreement to purchase political website iPolitics

3 hours 22 min ago

Torstar Corp. announced Thursday it has signed an agreement to acquire Ottawa–based political website iPolitics Inc.

Toronto company offers cash to 'cannabis connoisseurs' to smoke

11 hours 7 min ago

A cannabis firm is looking to hire five pot aficionados from across the country to sample the company's wares and get paid to do it. The bud brain trust will form the company's "cannabis curation committee."

Hundreds of faulty pipeline parts could expand or break

11 hours 7 min ago

The National Energy Board has found hundreds of parts currently being used on major oil and gas pipelines are not as strong as previously thought and could expand or break if put under enough pressure.

Nasdaq halts trading in Tilray after pot stock doubles in 2 days

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:11

Shares in Canadian marijuana company Tilray Inc. were halted on the Nasdaq Wednesday after they doubled in two days.

Cathay Pacific pokes fun at self after misspelling its own name on a plane

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:23

Pictures of a giant typo on a Cathay Pacific jet in Hong Kong have been making the rounds online, but the company is keeping its sense of humour.

Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:52

A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work.

'Wild West' cryptocurrencies need regulation, say U.K. lawmakers

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:34

In a report on digital currencies published Wednesday, the Britain's Treasury Select Committee called for regulations on cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to protect consumers and prevent money laundering.

CEO of major bank in Denmark resigns after money laundering probe with alleged Putin links

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:53

Danske Bank chief executive Thomas Borgen has quit following an investigation into payments totalling some 200 billion euros ($302 billion) through its Estonian branch, with the Danish bank saying many of them were suspicious.

New mortgage rules are keeping young buyers out of the housing market, TransUnion finds

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:00

The number of new mortgages taken up in Canada in the second quarter of the year fell by 3.4 per cent, according to credit agency TransUnion, and younger borrowers seemed particularly discouraged from entering the housing market..

Who wins a U.S.-China trade war? The one that loses least: Don Pittis

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:00

A game of chicken between China and the U.S. may transform global trade — and that may not be all bad.

'We can't wait': Why more Canadians are finally getting serious about making less garbage

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:00

A growing number of Canadian consumers and businesses are taking action against single-use plastics, even before this week's meeting of G7 environment ministers in Halifax. And there's a fresh understanding that biodegradable and compostable plastics are a problem, too.

'A public relations nightmare': Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:00

Read about what CBC News and the Toronto Star discovered after sending a pair of reporters undercover to a ticket industry convention in Las Vegas that brings together box-office giants and the world's top scalpers in the same room.

'There is a growing frustration': Top Republican slams Canada's NAFTA negotiating tactics

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:16

The third most senior Republican in Congress fired a shot across the bow of the government in Ottawa Tuesday urging Canadian negotiators to drop some of their hardball negotiating tactics or risk being left out of a new NAFTA entirely.

Tesla turns over documents related to Musk's claim he'll take the company private

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:45

Tesla has turned over documents to the U.S. Justice Department after statements by CEO Elon Musk about taking the company private, the electric car maker confirmed Tuesday.

Apple has paid almost $22 billion in Irish back taxes - here's why Ireland wants to give it back

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:00

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Ireland doesn't want $22B in back taxes from Apple; the WHO is calling for urgent international action to stop spread of tuberculosis; needles hidden in Australian strawberries trigger hunt for culprit

Aurora Cannabis says no deal yet to make marijuana-infused drinks

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:34

Aurora Cannabis issued a statement early Tuesday saying it does not have a deal with Coke or any other beverage company to create cannabis-infused beverages.

Top spot in pot: Tilray passes Canopy Growth to become world's most valuable cannabis company

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:09

There's a new name atop the rankings of pot companies, as Nanaimo, B.C.-based Tilray Inc. passes Tweed, Ont.-based Canopy Growth to become the most valuable cannabis company in the world.

China fires back with higher tariffs on $60B of U.S. products

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:22

China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.

Enbridge signs $4.7B deal to buy Enbridge Income Fund

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:29

Enbridge Inc. has signed a deal worth $4.7 billion to acquire Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. as it works to simplify its corporate structure.

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