HONG KONG — Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city’s flagship Cathay Pacific Airways for firing employees apparently because they had been linked to this summer’s pro-democracy protests. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said that 20 employees have been dismissed or forced to resign,...
WASHINGTON — It’s the No. 1 reason patients don’t fill their prescriptions: sticker shock. While the price of almost any good or service can be found online, most Americans don’t know what they’ll owe for a prescription medication until they get it. Unexpected costs contribute to the estimated 20 to...
NEW YORK — Can you save the rainforest from your desk? A spike in downloads for a search engine that’s contributing profits to planting trees shows people are looking for ways to help as fires rage across the Brazilian Amazon. But experts say that while such efforts won’t hurt, there...
Canada’s oldest retailer is selling one of its banners to a clothing rental subscription service while maintaining an equity stake in the new business that the CEO says will be “a first in the industry.” Hudson’s Bay Co. will receive $99.5 million in cash from Le Tote for its Lord and...
Canada’s agriculture industry could generate an additional $11 billion for the country’s gross domestic product annually by 2030 if the government invests in people and technology, according to a new report. “The demand for food is growing significantly and it’s going to be massive in the 2020s,” said John Stackhouse, senior vice president at RBC...
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber’s efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. attorney’s office in San Jose, California, is an...
EDMONTON — A first-quarter fiscal update from the Alberta government is reporting consistent revenues compared with the same period last year. The province says it brought in $13.4 billion from April to June — almost identical to the number in 2018. Resource revenue was $164 million higher, mainly from a narrower oil price differential. Income tax revenue was...
Toys “R” Us Canada plans to open two new stores next year as it aims for significant growth now that most consumers understand the toy retailer did not shutter its doors like its American and British counterparts. “We struggled a fair bit in the Canadian marketplace with people just fundamentally...
CALGARY — An open season launched by Enbridge Inc. to try to lock shippers into long-term contracts on its Canadian Mainline oil pipeline system is designed to take advantage of “mostly captive shippers,” Suncor Energy Inc. says. In a submission to the National Energy Board dated last Friday, Canada’s largest oil...
TORONTO — The City of Toronto was on the hot seat at the start of a tribunal Monday that will determine the future of rules passed early last year to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb. The regulations include restricting rentals to the owner’s principal residence and requiring short-term renters to register with the city...