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Gender gouging: Women often pay more than men
Women and men are paying different amounts for similar, comparable products at major retailers, and Canada has no consumer protection against price discrimination based on gender, CBC's Marketplace found.
New York pay phones to be changed into Wi-Fi hubs
Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.
Clampdown on foreign workers puts Banff in a bind
The TFW program helped the Alberta town weather a hot economy and stiff competition from the booming oil-sands region, but now businesses say service could suffer this season if they are unable to find qualified workers
Sears Canada future looks bright, retailer insists
Sears has closed locations, sold off stores and has its fair share of detractors, but the venerable retailer has a bright future and is here to stay, an executive with the company tells Dianne Buckner.
Russia plans alternative version of 'Wikipedia'
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to create its own Wikipedia to ensure its citizens have access to more detailed and reliable information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday.Citing
Club Coffee takes Keurig pod fight to Competition Bureau
The biggest seller of off-brand coffee in Canada has lodged a formal complaint with the Competition Bureau, alleging Keurig is unfairly prohibiting other companies from making single-serve pods for their ubiquitous coffee machines and driving up prices fo
Why your taxes pay to make climate change worse: Don Pittis
Governments now agree that they must act to stop climate change, but whether rich or poor, some estimates say countries around the globe spend up to a trillion dollars a year to counteract the market forces that would discourage greenhouse gas production.
Prosperity index ranks Canada 5th in world
Canada ranks No. 5 on an international prosperity index produced by the Legatum Institute of London that combines measures of economic progress, health, opportunity and personal freedom.
Remedy or ripoff' 5 things to watch out for
Hundreds of natural treatments on store shelves bring in billions of dollars in sales every year in Canada. CBC's Marketplace looks at how can you tell what's a cure-all and what's a cash grab.
Hitler coffee cream pot company faces closure
The company that designed the coffee cream pot lids featuring images of Hitler and Mussolini is facing bankruptcy after Swiss supermarket chain Migros said it planned to terminate its contract
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