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Stopping the Chinese EV takeover

Western countries are taking the ‘if you can’t beat ’em, tax ’em’ approach to Chinese electric vehicle competition.  

Tech companies are putting DEI on the backburner

Tech companies have been rolling back their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, with companies like Zoom, Google, and Meta cutting or totally eliminating programs and teams meant to address systemic barriers that have kept everyone from getting the same opportunities in the industry.

Simons sets its sights beyond Québec

It may have taken more than 170 years for Simons to expand beyond Québec, but ever since opening in the West Edmonton Mall back in 2012, the retailer has been on a roll.

Driving the news: Simons, one of Canada’s oldest department stores, is spending $75 million to open two stores in Toronto this fall, taking over shuttered Nordstrom locations a little over a year after its CEO said there was no “path to profitability” in Canada. 

How to set up a side hustle without burning out

Side hustles are a fantastic way to boost your income, but how can you make sure you don’t burn out?

Move over malls, here come shipping containers

Shipping containers no longer just haul consumer goods. Now, they also host chic boutiques brimming with bits and baubles.

What happened: Stackt Market, a Toronto shopping centre made of repurposed shipping containers, signed a new 10-year lease and plans to add locations in Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver by the end of the year.

We’re sorry, Canadian Trader Joe’s is not going to happen

One solution to high grocery prices is to create more competition.

Ticketmaster hack may just be the tip of the iceberg

Hacks and data breaches are so common now they barely feel like news anymore, but details are emerging about one that may be more serious than most.

Catch up: Hacker group ShinyHunters claims to have stolen data on hundreds of millions of customers of Ticketmaster and Santander Bank.

VCs are moving past last year’s doom and gloom

 Canadian VCs aren’t letting foreboding warnings about the market dampen their spirits. 

Banks earnings season comes to a close

Canadian lenders are still feeling the effects of high interest rates on earnings, but more deal-making helped offset losses — even as the mean ol’ Bank of Canada waits to cut rates.

Driving the news: The capital markets arms at banks rebounded. Private equity firms in Canada invested $4 billion last quarter, almost double the amount seen in Q1 of last year.

Job seekers, beware of text spams

If you're getting texts offering you a job, chances are it's a scam.