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Gender pay gap double in private vs public sector, report says. Why?

The gender pay gap for female employees in Canada’s private sector is double that in the public sector, which is doing a better job...

‘Lack of awareness’ of safety guidelines at Boeing: FAA report

Boeing is not as committed to safety as it claims it is, an FAA report concluded. An investigation by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration “observed...

Here’s how sidelined homebuyers are preparing for possible rate cuts

Many Canadians who’ve been boxed out of the housing market since the Bank of Canada started hiking interest rates almost two years ago are...

Some Canadians exploring ‘non-traditional’ ways to own a home. What are they?

Nearly a third of Canadians are considering buying a home with others, renting out a secondary unit and other “non-traditional” paths to ownership amid...

Crude-by-rail shipments jumped in last half of 2023 as Alberta’s oil output grows

Canadian crude-by-rail shipments nearly doubled in volume in the last six months of 2023, as oil output from Alberta surged to all-time highs and...

Leap year 2024: Extra day doesn’t necessarily mean more pay. Why?

For the first time in four years, Canadians will mark Feb. 29 this Thursday. Thousands of Canadians born on Feb. 29 will actually get to...

Got a grocery loyalty app? How personalized offers are designed to lure in shoppers

When Diana Skakavac scrolls grocery store loyalty apps, she’s always looking for her “unicorn”: personalized offers for Tide laundry powder. “My grandma is a very...

Is fatherhood more appealing than motherhood? What new research shows

When it comes to the idea of becoming a parent, more men want children than women, according to a new U.S. study. Pew Research Center...

Nvidia stock surge pushes AI titan past US$2T in market value. What’s happening?

Nvidia, the chipmaker underpinning a much-hyped artificial intelligence revolution, saw its market capitalization pass US$2 trillion for the first time after markets opened Friday...

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