Tiny hamlet of Balzac says it’s ready for Alberta’s Amazon warehouse

A southern Alberta hamlet says it’s ready to accommodate potentially thousands of new workers joining an Amazon shipping depot under…

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Trade spat hits the grocery aisle and EpiPens in short supply: 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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Manulife partnering with Shoppers Drug Mart on medical marijuana coverage

The Manulife Financial insurance company says it will launch the first medical marijuana program in Canada this fall in conjunction…

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U.S. economy surges to 4.1% growth rate in second quarter

The U.S. economy surged in the April-June quarter to an annual growth rate of 4.1 per cent. That’s the fastest…

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Harley-Davidson turns to global markets to boost sales

With sales stagnant at home, Harley-Davidson has looked increasingly overseas for buyers of its iconic motorcycles. The economic headwinds it…

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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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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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Trudeau focuses on steel, aluminum on Canada Day as retaliatory tariffs hit U.S.

Apparently there’s no such thing as a ceasefire in a trade war, even on Canada Day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made…

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