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Lego eyes making bricks out of recycled plastic bottles

Danish toymaker Lego has presented its first building bricks made out of recycled drinks bottles — an experimental project that if successful could eventually...

Retailers not out of the COVID-19 woods yet as sales plunged in April and May

Retail sales fell by almost six per cent in April, the biggest slump in a year, as the third wave of COVID-19 across Canada...

Torstar’s new owners are selling off parts of the company — for more than they paid for the whole thing

The new owners of the Toronto Star have already more than recouped their investment in the newspaper chain, after the initial public offering of...

Average Canadian saved more than $5K in the pandemic. Is a spending bonanza coming?

Despite the turmoil caused by COVID-19, Canadians are sitting on record levels of savings. And the majority of it is accessible with the simple...

Company recalls some Linessa 21 birth control pills due to missing, mispackaged tablets

Aspen Pharmacare Canada is recalling one lot of Linessa 21, a prescription birth control pill, due to missing and mispackaged pills, Health Canada said...

Hidden chemicals found in makeup; Canada’s rising inflation rate: CBC’s Marketplace Cheat Sheet

A model has her lipstick applied before a runway show in Australia. A new study has found potentially harmful chemicals called PFAS in makeup....

Want to buy property but don’t have a down payment? ‘Fractional ownership’ may be the ticket

With home prices beyond reach for many Canadians and direct investment in commercial real estate also largely inaccessible, two companies in Canada are offering...

Should you take advantage of employer’s offer to work from home? Some say it could be a career-limiting move

More and more firms are offering employees a hybrid work environment, where staff can divide their weekdays between the office and working at home....

Bank regulator OSFI to hike capital stability buffer, a sign of confidence in economic recovery from COVID-19

Canada's federal banking regulator will increase the domestic stability buffer for big banks to 2.5 per cent from one per cent later this year,...

Delivery-app drivers and other gig workers fear loss of income as restaurants, stores reopen

Meal and grocery couriers in New Brunswick are concerned about how reopening after COVID-19 will affect their income. Megan Foster says gig work has largely...

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