Swoop to resume flights to U.S. after receiving final operating approval

Swoop is resuming all scheduled flights to the U.S. after receiving its final operating approval. The discount subsidiary of WestJet Airlines says flights that have been cancelled will resume starting Saturday. The affected flights were from Hamilton, Ont., and Abbotsford, B.C., to Las Vegas and various cities in Florida. An inaugural flight from Edmonton to […]

TSX up slightly as loonie rises

Canada’s main stock index was trading up slightly in mid-morning as gold and cannabis stocks traded up, while U.S. markets were mixed as technology stocks traded lower. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 14.75 points at 15,429.04. The Canadian dollar traded up about a quarter of a cent at 77.04 cents US compared with an average […]

North American stock markets regain some of the ground lost earlier this week

North American stock markets shot higher in early trading, regaining some of the steep losses from earlier this week. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 107.19 points at 15,424.32, shortly after the trading day began. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 364.52 points at 25,417.35. The S&P 500 index was up […]

Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket puts his trust in Elon Musk

The Japanese online retail tycoon who plans to travel to the moon on the SpaceX rocket says he respects and trusts Elon Musk as a fellow entrepreneur, despite his recent troubles. “Twitter can get you into trouble,” Yusaku Maezawa, chief executive of Zozo Inc., said Tuesday at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo. “And that can be said of […]

RCMP looks into CRA and government inaction on privacy: 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 every Friday. RCMP investigating CRA scam The RCMP has launched “at least one very significant investigative operation” into the CRA phone scam after our months-long investigation. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed the RCMP […]

Google to acknowledge privacy ‘mistakes’ to U.S. Senate committee

Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made “mistakes” on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. “We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, from which we have learned, and […]

U.K. opposition Labour plans to give workers a third of seats on company boards

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party would require large companies to reserve at least one third of the seats on their boards for workers, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday. Labour said in a statement that the current corporate governance structure which gives priority to shareholder interests over others was feeding a short-term corporate culture and holding back economic growth. “In […]

Why Ireland doesn’t want Apple’s $22 billion in back taxes

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: Why Ireland’s government doesn’t want the almost $22 billion in back taxes it has collected from Apple. The World Health Organization […]