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Bitcoin's move to mainstream carries new financial risks: Don Pittis

CBC.ca / News

When bitcoin was a whacky toy for techies, regulators didn't have to worry. But going mainstream changes everything.

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Some patients pay thousands while others nothing at all in 'medical postal code lottery'

CBC.ca / News

A hearing-impaired Calgary man is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won't pay for the surgery, his retired…

Sunday, Dec 10

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Cleveland student earns over $500K betting on cryptocurrency with Canadian roots

CBC.ca

A Cleveland teenager has invested money from gifts and a part-time job in a cryptocurrency that was created by a Canadian and earned over $500,000 US.

Saturday, Dec 9

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Trump says Trudeau left out lumber, energy while talking trade numbers

CBC.ca / World

U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a disagreement with Canada's prime minister, then sprinkled his tale with some questionable statistics about international trade.

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Why pitch for Rogers to sell Blue Jays is likely to strike out — for now

CBC.ca / Business

A report this week suggested Rogers may look to sell the Blue Jays. On paper, a move to cash in makes a bit of financial sense. But don't expect any curveballs with such a valuable property, Peter Armstrong writes.

Canadians pay much more than Americans for baby products

CBC.ca

Marketplace does a cross-border price comparison that could have Canadian parents throwing a fit.

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What is bitcoin and why is the digital currency surging?

CBC.ca

The bitcoin frenzy shows no sign of letting up, with the price of the digital currency soaring and bitcoin futures set to start trading on Sunday. Here's a look at what bitcoin is and why there's so much excitement around it.

Friday, Dec 8

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Bitcoin briefly dips almost 20%, rebounds to hover just over $15,000 US

CBC.ca / Business

Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 per cent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.

Nova Chemicals announces $2B investment in Sarnia-Lambton

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The company plans to expand its Corunna cracker by approximately 50 per cent to provide ethylene feedstock to a new polyethylene facility that will increase Nova's production of the plastic by 450 kilotonnes per year.

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Housing starts near 10-year high on Toronto condo boom

CBC.ca / Business

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up in November, with condo building in Toronto driving the trend.

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GM to build renewable generator to turn landfill gas to energy

CBC.ca / Business

General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a renewable energy project at its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant that will use landfill gas to generate electricity and heat to power the plant.

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Boeing ready to throw in towel on Canadian interim fighter purchase

CBC.ca / Business

The sale of Super Hornet jet fighters to the Canadian government appears to be dead. Boeing, in a statement Friday, said it acknowledges the federal government is poised to buy used jets from Australia.

Irish border issue solved in 11th hour Brexit talks, clearing way for trade negotiations

CBC.ca / Business

Britain and the European Union hammered out a deal early Friday that allows Brexit talks to finally move on to the all-important issues of trade and the future relationship between the two.

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Ottawa is dragging its feet on climate change plan, critics say

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Environmental advocates say 2018 is going to have to be a banner year for environmental legislation, regulation and strategies or Canada's climate plan is going to end up on the scrap heap of climate promises past.

Some Toronto-area Canada Post depots overwhelmed by backlog of undelivered parcels

CBC.ca / Business

Some Toronto-area Canada Post depots have been overwhelmed with booming demand for parcels, delaying pickups by at least a day.

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As cities grapple with Airbnb, company asks federal Liberals to 'refrain from overregulation'

CBC.ca / Business

As municipalities across the country try to figure out their regulatory relationship with Airbnb, the short-term rental service has asked the federal government to hold off on making rules that would affect its business.

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'Nobody stopped me' Ontario self-exclusion program fails to keep gambling addicts out of casinos

CBC.ca / News

Despite promoting responsible gambling, the Ontario government’s program to help addicts stay out of casinos is failing to do so, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.

Canadian-backed company's biotech breakthrough: tiny, beating hearts made from stem cells

CBC.ca / Business

Novoheart Ltd. is the first in the world to use stem cells to grow miniature human heart-like valves and wants to use them to test new drugs — technology that may lead to fewer animals being used as test subjects and save big…

'That's a real problem': Investigation finds baby products for sale despite recall orders

CBC.ca

A Marketplace investigation discovered a variety of recalled baby products for sale, raising serious questions about the effectiveness of the system meant to protect the public from products with dangerous flaws.

Thursday, Dec 7

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Court issues injunction against random drug tests for Suncor employees

CBC.ca / Business

An Edmonton judge has ordered oilsands giant Suncor not to proceed with plans to start random drug tests of its employees.

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GE to shed 12,000 jobs worldwide as demand for traditional power plants drops

CBC.ca / Business

General Electric Co said Thursday it is axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business, the struggling industrial conglomerate's latest effort to shrink itself into a more focused company. The number of Canadian jobs lost is not yet known.

Canadian softwood lumber hurts U.S. industry, American trade body rules

CBC.ca / Business

The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously voted that the American lumber industry has been harmed by Canadian softwood lumber imports, upholding Commerce Department tariffs imposed earlier this year.

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With cybercrime costing $3B annually, AI can improve chances of finding hackers

CBC.ca / Technology

Artificial intelligence techniques using machine learning scan huge volumes of data to detect patterns of abnormal behaviour that are imperceptible to humans and detecting hacking before traditional software.

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CanniMed to supply pot products to PharmaChoice

CBC.ca / Business

CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. says it has entered into a definitive agreement with PharmaChoice to supply herbal, oils and oil derivative cannabis products to its more than 750 pharmacy locations across Canada.

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Half of all Canadian families were worth at least $295.1K last year — double 1999's level

CBC.ca / Business

The median net worth of Canadian families was $295,100 in 2016, a jump of nearly 15 per cent from four years ago and almost double the 1999 level, according to Statistics Canada.

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Bitcoin price rockets past $16,000 US following word of $60M hacker theft from miner

CBC.ca / Business

The Slovenian-based bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the possible theft of tens of millions of dollars' worth of bitcoins, as meanwhile the value of the virtual currency has soared to a new record high.

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Trudeau says visit to China produced results despite failing to advance trade talks

CBC.ca / News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made substantial progress during his four-day trip to China even though he failed to secure an agreement to begin formal negotiations on a comprehensive trade deal with the world's second-largest…