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Watchdog probing claims that Nike Canada, a gold company benefiting from forced Uyghur labour

Canada’s watchdog for corporate wrongdoing says she has enough to launch an investigation of allegations that Nike Canada and a gold mining company are benefiting from the forced labor of Uyghurs in China. It’s the first time the office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) has launched an investigation since the federal government …

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Apple became the first company to have a market cap topping $3 trillion

Apple’s market cap topped $3 trillion on Friday, as shares rose about 1% to a new high and passed the $190.73 price required to hit the milestone, according to CNBC’s most recent share count. Apple was the first company to hit a $3 trillion market cap during intraday trading in January 2022, but it failed …

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Elon Musk’s Twitter drops government-funded media labels – Business News

Photo: The Canadian Press Twitter has removed labels describing global media organizations as government-funded or state-affiliated, a move that comes after the Elon Musk-owned platform started stripping blue verification checkmarks from accounts that don’t pay a monthly fee. Among those no longer labeled was National Public Radio in the US, which announced last week that …

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Canada’s inflation rate falls to lowest level since August 2021, hits 4.3% in March – Business News

Inflation cools to 4.3% The Canadian Press – Apr 18, 2023 / 5:43 am | Stories: 421877 Photo: The Canadian Press Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. The federal agency’s latest consumer price index report will provide an update on the pace of price growth in the country. THE …

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Budget 2023 to detail crackdown on consumer ‘junk fees’ – Business News

Crackdown on ‘junk fees’ The Canadian Press – March 23, 2023 / 6:36 am | Stories: 417520 Photo: The Canadian Press A federal source saying the coming budget will detail how the Liberals plan to go after hidden or unexpected consumer fees, following the United States announcing its own crackdown on these charges. Often referred …

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Trump arrested? Putin jailed? Fake AI images spread online – Business News

Arijeta Lajka And Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press – March 23, 2023 / 11:52 am | Stories: 417588 Photo: The Canadian Press Images created by Eliot Higgins with the use of artificial intelligence show a fictitious skirmish with Donald Trump and New York City police officers posted on Higgins’ Twitter account, as photographed on an …

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Shoppers Drug Mart eliminates ‘pink tax’ on menstrual pain medication following CBC investigation

Shoppers Drug Mart is taking action following an investigation by CBC’s Marketplaces that found painkillers labeled as a treatment for menstrual cramps cost more than near-identical painkillers marketed for headaches and other pain. The drugstore’s parent company, Loblaw, told Marketplaces over email on March 15 that it “recognizes the importance of equity and access and …

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