Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Higher meat prices in store for shoppers: Don Pittis

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Consumer Prices beef meat food grocery

Butchers and grocery store owners can no longer continue to hold retail prices down, and that means consumers will soon be feeling the pinch, writes Don Pittis.

Back-to-school now a 'game of chicken' between consumers, retailers

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Back to school budgeting

A back-to-school shopping season that has been modest at best shows signs of bleeding into September, with retailers still looking for ways to attract Canadian consumers searching intently for lower prices.

Monday, 1 September 2014

New Arctic Economic Council will try to shape development in North

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


The first meeting of the Arctic Economic Council begins Tuesday in Iqaluit, with the new group aiming to lay the groundwork for businesses seeking opportunities as climate change opens up the North.

Surprising number of workers choose to be paid in bitcoin

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

bitcoin wallet

A small but growing — and surprising — number of workers are rejecting Canadian dollar salaries for bitcoin, according to an Ontario payroll firm.

Never mind old report: Feds reinterpret middle class data

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

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Finance Canada has issued a rebuttal of a politically embarrassing report on middle-class economic woes compiled last fall by Employment and Social Development Canada, now finding Canadian middle class incomes have grown strongly since 1976.

Vanadium battery technology could transform power grids

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Vanadium battery

Batteries made of the metal vanadium have the potential to transform electrical grids and our ability to make use of green energy such as wind and solar power, CBC's David Common reports.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


Health Canada is pulling the last citronella-based bug sprays off the shelves by December because of “the absence of adequate safety data.” The move has left scientists who advised Health Canada on the issue, befuddled by the phase-out. So are many consumers who prefer natural bug sprays.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Tim Hortons hitched, Shomi born, Twitch adopted and NHL expecting: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

tim hortons burger king fries

Tim Hortons gets bought by Burger King, rumours fly about possible NHL expansion and Rogers and Shaw team up to bring Canadians a Netflix-like streaming service. Jacqueline Hansen recaps the week that was in business news.

'Knee defender' device causes airplane spat, diversion

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

American Airlines

Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination.

Tesla Motors inks deal to build 400 charging stations in China

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

China Tesla

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

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 .

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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.