‘They kill jobs’: Meet Canadians who refuse to use self-checkout machines

Tom Eburne and his wife, Peggy, are self-checkout virgins. They refuse to use the machines, determined to keep cashiers employed.…

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What soft earnings at Tiffany say about tourism from China

There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists. While the company said…

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Ikea’s latest pitch: Bring back your used furniture to resell for store credit

Furniture retailer Ikea has launched a new program that will allow people to bring back gently used furniture to be…

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After Montana ruling, TransCanada not sure when Keystone construction can begin

TransCanada Corp. says it doesn’t know when it will be able to build its Keystone XL pipeline after a Montana…

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Second Cup converting 2 Alberta cafés to cannabis dispensaries, will review rest of chain

The Second Cup Ltd. says it has started a strategic review of the coffee chain company despite reporting improved financial…

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Manulife shares rise after rules over insurance deposits clarified

Two of Canada’s largest life insurance companies welcomed a Saskatchewan government decision that clarifies the rules for a type of…

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When 15 per cent was a good rate for a mortgage

A high bank rate meant high mortgage rates for home buyers in 1981. (CBC Archives/The National) Good news: the bank rate…

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Feds dead set against ‘ridiculous’ quotas to replace steel, aluminum tariffs

Canada is not about to agree to quotas or other limits on its exports in order to get the United…

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Don’t delete your dealer’s number yet — legal cannabis shortage looms

Licensed cannabis producers have vaults of marijuana, stocked with thousands upon thousands of kilograms ready for Oct. 17, but industry…

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‘A sigh of relief,’ threatened auto tariffs not imposed in new NAFTA

There are no auto tariffs placed on Canadian vehicles as outlined in the new free trade agreement, after negotiations concluded…

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