Thursday, August 22, 2019

Pulse industry worries about precedent as India slaps 60% tariff on chickpeas

Canadian pulse farmers are bracing as India's import tariff on chickpeas went up from 44 per cent to 60 per cent overnight....

Homebuyers feel duped by hot water tank rentals included in their new homes

Nadia Mendola didn’t think she’d be signing her life away for a water heater when she bought her brand new home in...

Athabasca Oil reports Q1 profit of $206.8M compared with $93.3M loss a year ago

Athabasca Oil Corp. reported a profit of $206.8 million in its latest quarter, boosted by the sale of its Leismer pipelines and...

Mexican protests could signal fluctuating avocado prices this season

Rising consumer demand for the trendy green fruit is fuelling change — and unrest — in the lucrative avocado market. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mexican-protests-could-signal-fluctuating-avocado-prices-this-season-1.4908341?cmp=rss

U.S. and China trade talks restart as major players come to the table

The United States and China resume talks Tuesday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for...

Carnival, Norwegian cruise lines to skip Cuba amid U.S. ban

Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Line each said on Wednesday their cruises will no longer sail to Cuba following the Trump administration's...

Testing truck safety and Canada’s top plastic polluters: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including answering questions about a campaign to buy...

Britain admits it hasn’t a clue what Brexit will do to economy

The U.K. official shepherding Britain's departure from the European Union acknowledged Wednesday that the government has made no formal assessments of the...

U.S. to probe whether Canada, China and Mexico are dumping cheap steel into their...

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is looking into allegations that some fabricated structural steel products from Canada, China and Mexicoare...

‘It’s a human rights issue’: Women fight for the right to be braless on...

Some women are fighting for the right to be braless in the workplace. One B.C. woman filed a human rights complaint after...