The business of weather

“How’s the weather out there today?” might be a simple question to ask, but coming up with an answer is a multi-billion dollar industry.

Lookin’ for supply chain commitment

The federal government wants a shiny new battery supply chain for electric vehicles (EVs). Capitalizing on Foxconn’s move away from China might be one way to nab it.

Glencore is obsessed with Teck

Like us hanging up on a seemingly endless stream of telemarketers, Canada’s largest diversified miner is repeatedly turning down an offer it has zero interest in.  

Canola exporters are crushing it (literally)

Big Canola is betting that canola oil will be used to deep fry potatoes and power vehicles.

TFSA day traders, beware

Canadian tax courts are cracking down on TFSA day trading, taking aim at investors that are doing so well that their trades could be classified as a business activity… well, kind of.   

The Bank of Canada holds steady

Tiff Macklem is nothing if not a man of his word. Despite mounting pressures, the Bank of Canada (BoC) kept its promise and continued to hold steady on interest rates.

Day trading in your TFSA? There might be a tax on that

Interest rates may go low again, says the IMF

High interest rates are hurting wallets, but there may be an end in sight.

Cracking down on review hijacking

Supplement-maker The Bountiful Company will pay a US$600,000 fine to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a first-of-its-kind ruling against “review hijacking” on Amazon.

Return to the office… pretty please

Companies across the country are trotting out all sorts of new incentives to entice workers to trade in their sweatpants and mid-day naps for office life, per The Globe and Mail.

When Mounties pose as mobsters

The Mr. Big tactic has a 95% success rate in jailing criminals, but critics want it banned.

Why buy a mattress anywhere else?

While you’ve been counting sheep, Sleep Country has been counting dollars.

Tax workers prep to hit the picket line

If you thought tax season couldn’t get any more stressful, the people responsible for processing those returns are out of office for the foreseeable future.

What’s the holdup with the FHSA?

Have you opened up your First Home Savings Account (FHSA) yet? If you have, you’re in the minority. Most financial institutions say they aren’t prepared to offer the product, despite the official April 1st launch date. 

Big Pharma sheds pounds to make bucks

When it comes to the weight loss drug race, Ely Lilly might have found the biggest loser.

Driving the news: The US pharma giant is looking to get its Type II diabetes drug Mounjaro approved for use in weight loss. And some people are already using it that way.

ChatGPT is a mean gossip

Ever get the feeling people are talking about you behind your back? It’s probably nothing… but a growing number of people have discovered that AI bots are talking about them—and they aren’t saying very nice things.

Driving the news: A local politician in Australia says ChatGPT falsely claimed that he was convicted of bribery, and has begun the process of launching a defamation lawsuit against the tool’s maker, OpenAI. 

Why Google can’t fire Germans

Europe’s strict labour laws are slowing down the international leg of the tech layoff tour. 

24 Sussex is in literal shambles

When 24 Sussex Drive, the Prime Minister’s official residence since 1951, was shut down over health concerns last year, we thought, “How bad could things possibly be?” 

Why Apple is heading to India

Apple’s first-ever retail store in India is set to open any day now, but that’s hardly the only move the giant-est tech giant is making into the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

Ontario prescribes more foreign-trained docs

It will soon be easier than ever for Ontarians to find a doctor with a charming accent.