Friday, 29 August 2014

Porter exploring sale of Billy Bishop terminal

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Porter Airlines sign St. John's

Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., the company that owns regional airline Porter Airlines, has announced it is exploring the sale of its passenger terminal at Billy Bishop airport.


Premiers wrap up summer meeting in Charlottetown

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Premiers meeting in Charlottetown

Canada's premiers are wrapping up a three-day summer meeting in Charlottetown today. CBCNews.ca is carrying the closing news conference live.


Regulator battles telecom companies over 'pay-to-pay' billing fees

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



paper phone bills

Canada's big telecom companies say they will keep charging customers additional fees for producing and mailing paper bills, with some exceptions.


Wine, spirits to move more easily between B.C., Saskatchewan

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Christy Clark and Brad Wall 20140827

Wine drinkers in two provinces will soon be able to order more easily from producers, the premiers announced from their meeting in Charlottetown.


Canadian economy expands at 3.1% pace in 2nd quarter

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Canada Shopping

The Canadian economy soared in the second quarter, accelerating to an annualized pace of 3.1 per cent as households spent more.


Malaysia Airlines cuts 30% of employees in bid to save company

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines will cut almost a third of its 20,000-person workforce and cut back its global route network as part of a radical $1.9 billion US restructuring after two devastating jetliner disasters.


Why passengers are unlikely to win damages due to unruly fliers

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



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Airline passengers who have their travel plans interrupted when unruly passengers force a plane to turn around or be diverted are likely to have a difficult time collecting damages for the disruption.


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Google's secretive delivery drone project heats up race for air supremacy

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Google Drones

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.


Dating site for spouses who cheat sues South Korea

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Ashley Madison tablet

A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity.


Ring of Fire Development Corporation created in Thunder Bay

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Michael Gravelle

The province says it has met its deadline to establish the Ring of Fire Development Corporation.


Alibaba revenue surges 46% ahead of IPO

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Alibaba IPO

Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world's largest IPOs.


Ukraine tensions push markets lower

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Financial Markets Wall Street

Rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine helped push North American markets lower on Thursday, despite some strong earnings reports and indications the U.S. economy is rebounding.


Scotland's independence supported by 200 business leaders

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Scottish Independence Vote "Yes" banner

Some 200 business leaders have offered support for the idea of Scottish independence from Britain, hitting back after a similar letter from other companies argued there are too many uncertainties surrounding the Sept. 18 vote.


Apple event scheduled for Sept. 9

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Apple Logo for Apple event story

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9, suggest invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology.


Holt Renfrew to close Ottawa, Quebec City stores in 2015

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .



Holt

Luxury retailer Holt Renfrew says it will close its smaller locations in Ottawa and Quebec City by January 2015 in favour of expanding other locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.