No-fee trading picks up

If you thought seeing stock markets freefall for the last year would have scared off investors, let us introduce you to the incoming wave of do-it-yourself Canadian traders. 
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So long to forever chemicals

3M will stop making and using “forever chemicals” by the end of 2025, amid growing concern from governments and the public that the substances can cause serious health problems.
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Social media stock scammers face charges

Social media is rife with sketchy investment advice from influencers flaunting flashy cars and colossal mansions claiming that you—yes you—could also lead a life of luxury if you just listen to their advice (and buy their products, of course).

Would it surprise you to learn that some of these people are scammers?
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Big moves in Canada’s beer biz

Pour yourself a cold one (or maybe not if you’re reading this at 9 am) and let us tell you about the latest major shake-up in Canada’s beer industry. 
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Rogers is still going for Shaw

The Competition Tribunal (a court-like body that rules on competition laws) will hear the final arguments around a certain telecoms merger that’s been taking up all the headlines lately. 
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Let’s play pickleball

One racket sport named after a salty, preserved vegetable has broken into the big leagues.
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More Canadians are hitting the slopes

If you’re planning to shred some pow’ over the holidays, chances are you’ll have a lot of company.
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Canada beefs up its foreign investment rules

The government is looking to implement new rules under the Investment Canada Act that would require foreign actors to give advanced notice of investments in sectors deemed as “sensitive” and subject those investments to conditions from Canada’s industry minister.
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Canada’s overhyping critical minerals

Canada has dreams of becoming a key player in the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain and has invested billions into domestic critical minerals mining to help make it a reality. 

But a new report from the University of Calgary highlights that Canada’s ambitions might be far-fetched. With less than 5% of proven critical mineral reserves needed for the global energy transition, regions like South America, Africa, and China might take centre stage. 
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The future of farming is vertical

GoodLeaf, a Guelph-based indoor farm, raised $150 million from McCain and the investing arm of Québec insurer Power Corp to expand its greens into a national brand, per the FP.
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