If single-use plastic packaging is increasingly frowned upon, why are Canada’s biggest grocery chains filled with so much of it? Marketplace visits a supermarket in the U.K. that recently eliminated plastic packaging from 2,000 of the products it sells to see what it will take to go plastic-free.
Health Canada is following in the European Union’s footsteps as it moves to ban the use of neonic pesticides due to concerns about their impact on bees and other wildlife. But many farmers are fighting to maintain the status quo.
Two shareholder lawsuits filed this week accuse the board of Google parent Alphabet of playing a direct role in covering up sexual misconduct claims against two former executives over the last five years.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to a settlement worth about $800 million US to resolve claims from the U.S. Justice Department and state of California that it used illegal software that produced false results on diesel-emissions tests, according to court filings on Thursday.
The United States says talks in Beijing on ending a bruising trade war focused on Chinese promises to buy more American goods, but gave no indication of progress on resolving disputes over Beijing’s technology ambitions and other thorny issues.
Canada’s main stock index posted its strongest four-day gain in three years Wednesday as it was propelled by a large increase in the price of crude oil and the Bank of Canada’s latest rate announcement.