Vice Media signs long-term content deal with Bell

Bell Media has signed a new long-term agreement that will see it become the exclusive Canadian broadcaster for new programming…

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Credit card firms to trim merchant fees, but retailers group ‘underwhelmed’

The federal government says credit card companies have agreed to trim the fees they charge the country’s businesses by 10…

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Row over jailed activists won’t affect oil shipments to Canada, Saudi minister says

A row over human rights in Saudi Arabia will not have any impact on Saudi oil supplies to Canada, its energy minister…

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Greyhound replacements and plastic that detects E. coli: 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…

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‘Pay your age’ promo causes chaos for Build-A-Bear

Children’s toy seller Build-A-Bear was forced to halt a promotion that allowed customers to pay their age after the publicity…

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Starbucks plans to stop offering plastic straws by 2020

Starbucks says it will replace plastic straws in stores globally with ones made from other materials by 2020, a nod…

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Major U.S. airlines refuse to carry children seized by immigration agents

Major U.S. airlines are telling the White House that they don’t want to participate in any transportation of migrant children…

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U.S. reaches deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE, say Commerce Secretary Ross

The United States has reached a deal with Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. that includes a $1 billion fine, according…

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