Friday, 22 August 2014

Retailers beware: Homeland Security says cash registers susceptible to data theft

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Computer cash registers

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

2.2 million U.S. bean bag chairs recalled

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Winter Weather Alabama

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.

Janet Yellen tells Jackson Hole job numbers are harder to deciper

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

Royal Bank hikes dividend 6% after record profit

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


Canada's largest bank is hiking its dividend for common shares by six per cent after reporting a record third-quarter profit that beat analyst estimates.

Inflation rate in Canada cools to 2.1% in July

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


Canada's inflation rate slowed to 2.1 per cent in July, slightly below the 2.4 per cent in the previous month.

Fewer jobs for students in federal public service, think-tank says

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Economy Rebound

While the federal government has made it a priority to curb youth unemployment in recent months, students are finding it increasingly hard to find jobs within the public service, according to a think-tank.

Quebec pension tension: Don't blame the workers, writes Don Pittis

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Pension protests

If Quebec gets away with cutting municipal worker pensions, which have been eaten away through mismanagement by the very people doing the cutting, then watch this phenomenon spread, writes Don Pittis.

Wearable camera companies stand to profit from Ferguson

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Police Shooting Missouri

Companies that make wearable video cameras for police were already doing brisk business before Michael Brown was shot by an officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, but now they're getting even more attention and interest in their products.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pick-and-Pay cable option should be offered says CRTC

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


Canada's broadcast regulator has issued broad new proposals that could, if adopted, dramatically alter how Canadians receive and pay for their television.

Companies must be transparent with customers, privacy watchdog says

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Daniel Therrien

Canada's privacy watchdog is calling on companies to be more transparent on how they harvest and use personal data collected online. Online privacy 'has emerged as a significant concern,' says Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien in his annual report on compliance with the federal privacy regime.

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

Rise of part-time work no reason to worry, TD says

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Retail worker jobs

The rise in part-time employment is nothing more than a pullback after companies hired more full-time workers than they needed coming out of the recession, one of Canada's largest banks says.

Family Dollar spurns Dollar General bid on antitrust concerns

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Dollar General-Family Dollar

Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp that it said could run foul of competition law, opting instead for a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc that guarantees a job for its CEO.

SoundCloud to start paying artists, music labels

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .


SoundCloud,the digital playground for many music fans and creators, says it will start paying artists and record labels for the first time by incorporating advertising and doling out royalties.

Russia expands McDonald's crackdown amid sanctions

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Russia McDonald's

Russian authorities are expanding their crackdown on McDonald’s restaurants by making more food safety checks a day after four branches of the fast-food chain were shut down.