Canada Post union pitches low-income bank, greener tech. But critics ask, who pays the bill?
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Canada Post union pitches low-income bank, greener tech. But critics ask, who pays the bill?

As arbitration grinds on at Canada Post following back-to-work legislation passed in November, the union has made a series of proposals beyond standard contract negotiations on wages and benefits:…

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DNA ancestry tests, food waste and juice gets squeezed: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
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DNA ancestry tests, food waste and juice gets squeezed: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. Why do we waste so much…

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Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues
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Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues

You can run but you can’t hide from internet price hikes. That’s what Sean Barry in Powell River, B.C., learned after leaving his provider, Shaw, following a couple of price…

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Costco-style membership for hay aims to modernize handshake deals
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Costco-style membership for hay aims to modernize handshake deals

Cindy Wilinski says 100 years ago if you needed to buy hay for your livestock you tracked down a local farmer, by phone or in person, made a…

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Computer scientist David Magerman wants to build a more ethical internet
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Computer scientist David Magerman wants to build a more ethical internet

Multi-millionaire computer scientist David Magerman believes he has met the enemy, and it is us. Maybe not exactly the flesh-and-blood us, but certainly our cyberselves — the unwitting…

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Virtual dealership promises no used car salesmen
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Virtual dealership promises no used car salesmen

When Trevor Bergmann of Halifax went looking for a second-hand car, he decided to check out a brand new way to shop for one.  “My partner Jennifer found…

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Tesla to cut 7% of work force, focus on bringing down prices of its cars
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Tesla to cut 7% of work force, focus on bringing down prices of its cars

Tesla will cut 7 per cent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that…

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Forecasters expect energy market volatility to continue in 2019
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Forecasters expect energy market volatility to continue in 2019

Some energy experts are predicting even more volatility in 2019 with respect to the financial markets. More than 1,000 people gathered at the 42nd annual Forecaster Dinner at…

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Inflation rate ticks up to 2% in December
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Inflation rate ticks up to 2% in December

The cost of living increased at a two per cent annual pace in December, as cheaper energy prices were offset by higher prices for just about everything else.…

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Why some Canadian farmers may soon tower ‘head and shoulders’ above their U.S. rivals in Japan
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Why some Canadian farmers may soon tower ‘head and shoulders’ above their U.S. rivals in Japan

It was the 1990s when a pair of Japanese butchers climbed aboard an airplane and travelled some 8,000 kilometres to visit a family-owned pork plant in rural Alberta. The local owners of Sunterra Farms…

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