Bulk buying, couponing and urban farming: 3 ways of fighting high food prices
News/Business: Bulk buying, couponing and urban farming are three ways of fighting high food prices, tied to inflation. But experts say community organizations and individuals can’t solve the problem of hunger and poverty on their own.
Simmering Canada-U.S. trade dispute erupts into the open
News/World: An emerging trade irritant between Canada and the U.S. that's been quietly simmering for months has now bubbled into the open. The Canadian government sent a letter to U.S. officials expressing dismay over a proposal involving autos, and hinting that it might prompt a trade action.
'This story may not be over': Edward Rogers seeking to boot 5 members of Rogers board
News/Business: Despite being removed as chair of the company that bears his name, Edward Rogers is not giving up in his battle for control, and is looking to get rid of five members of the board.
Teetering Chinese property giant Evergrande makes $83M payment to avoid default — for now
News/Business: China Evergrande Group appeared to have averted default with a last-minute bond coupon payment, a source said on Friday, buying it another week to deal with a debt crisis looming over the world's second-biggest economy.
Fatal Tesla crash in Texas had a driver behind the wheel, probe finds
News/Business: A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver's seat. The National Transportation Safety Board has not yet determined whether autopilot was engaged during the fatal trip.
Succession-style drama at Rogers? Telco shakes up governance after heir Edward tries and fails to oust CEO
News/Business: Rogers Communications Inc. is setting up a three-person committee to manage interactions between the company's CEO and the chair of the board after a messy battle behind the scenes for control of the company.
How a big win for a First Nation in B.C. could bring change for resource development in Canada
News/Business: First Nations, industry and legal experts are examining what the outcome of a B.C. court decision could mean elsewhere, including future development near Alberta’s massive oilsands.
PayPal reportedly offers $45B to buy Pinterest
News/Business: PayPal Holdings Inc. has made an offer to buy digital pinboard site Pinterest Inc for $45 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a combination that could herald more tie-ups between financial technology and social media companies in e-ecommerce.
Facebook set to rebrand itself with new parent company name: report
News/Business: Facebook Inc., under fire from regulators and lawmakers over its business practices, is planning to rebrand itself with a new name for its parent company that focuses on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday.
Squid Game and other popular titles help propel Netflix to higher 3rd-quarter earnings
News/Business: The recent hit show Squid Game, the dystopian survival drama from South Korea, and other popular series and movies helped propel Netflix to sharply higher third-quarter earnings, released Tuesday.
Facebook pays $4.75M US fine for allegedly favouring foreign workers
News/Business: Facebook is paying a $4.75 million US fine and up to $9.5 million US to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department's allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favour of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs.
Why the world is facing a global energy crunch
News/World: The world is gripped by an energy crunch — a fierce squeeze on some of the key markets for natural gas, oil and other fuels that keep the global economy running and the lights and heat on in homes. Heading into winter, that has meant higher utility bills and more expensive products.
Quebec retailing family sued by HBC for improper use of Zellers brand name
News/Business: Members of a Quebec family behind the recent trademark applications for companies bearing the name Zellers are the focus of a lawsuit by Hudson's Bay Co. ULC, which owns the defunct retail brand.