Workers at Oshawa assembly plant suspend work as GM announces closure

Thousands of General Motors assembly plant workers in Oshawa, Ont., halted production this morning before hearing the devastating news that…

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Ordering flowers online and funeral home upselling: 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…

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Watchdog to probe how banks handle complaints

Canada’s financial consumer watchdog has got the green light to probe how banking customer complaints are handled internally and by…

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Parmalat to acquire Kraft’s natural cheese division for $1.62B

Parmalat Group says it has reached an agreement valued at $1.62 billion to acquire Kraft Heinz Canada’s natural cheese division.…

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‘(It’s) the way to go’: Brian Mulroney explains his about-face on cannabis

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, whose government once introduced legislation to keep marijuana in the same legal category as heroin, hasn’t…

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Jobless man told to pay thousands for government EI mistake

When a government blunder put more than $14,000 worth of employment insurance payments into Zbigniew Kazmierczak’s chequing account, he knew…

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Bitcoin mining uses so much electricity that one city will pull the plug during heat waves

On the day of the grand opening of the largest bitcoin mining project in the country, the weather was partly…

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Shoppers Drug Mart gets medical pot licence from Health Canada

Shoppers Drug Mart has received Health Canada’s approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the…

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Tilray passes Canopy Growth to become world’s most valuable pot company

There’s a new name atop the rankings of pot companies, as Nanaimo, B.C.-based Tilray Inc. has passed Smith Falls, Ont.-based…

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SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a…

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