The Bank of Canada says the national economy will go in reverse for the first quarter of 2021, hammering the hardest-hit workers again on the path to a recovery that rests on the rollout of vaccines. Workers in high-contact service industries will carry the burden of a new round of...
The chicken sandwich wars are back! Remember the insanity that was the Popeyes chicken sandwich? Well most fast food chains didn't take the competition lightly and we saw all sorts of chicken sandwiches rolled out, except for McDonald's. And while it took them a little longer to get it together,...
The world's most well-known cryptocurrency Bitcoin smashed through $34,000 for the first time ever in its entire history of 12 years on Sunday. Once the price of the leading cryptocurrency crossed the $30,000 mark for the first time -- something it had struggled to do for the last couple of...
The commodity-linked Canadian dollar strengthened to a two-year high against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as investors bet that the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines would boost economic recovery. "The Canadian dollar has been etching out fresh highs each day this week as markets front-run their expectations of the economic recovery...
The Canadian dollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday after the pause of a high profile COVID-19 vaccine trial offset robust Chinese trade data, with the currency holding near an earlier five-week high. Data showing that Chinese exports and imports climbed in September boosted the price of...
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle more than 1,000 talc-related lawsuits linked to the company’s baby powder. The world’s largest maker of health care products still faces more than 19,000 suits involving the product, but Monday’s announcement marks the first set of major...
Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals plunged 28.3% on Monday after the biotechnology company announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) halted the start of the Phase 2/3 trials of its COVID-19 vaccine. The stock dropped another 3.6% in Monday's extended market session. Inovio (INO) said that the US regulatory...
The fall season has well and truly been shaken up. Pumpkin Spice Kraft Dinner is coming to Canada and it’s being described as a “spicy cheesy treat.” You’ll have to be quick though — this fall meal is limited to just 1,000 boxes! Pumpkin spice is the unofficial flavour of...
The Ontario government is investing just over $1 billion to expand COVID-19 testing across the province, as well as ramp up case and contact management. Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott made the announcement at Queen’s Park on Thursday afternoon, saying the hefty investment will mean “more testing...
Rumor had it that Bill Gates, the world’s second richest person, had bought a £500 million ($645 million) superyacht that’s still in the early design stage to fulfill his family’s future recreational needs. The luxury boat in question is Aqua, a hydrogen-powered concept ship designed by Dutch firm Sinot Yacht...