Business News

Apple's profit jumps 15% on iPhone sales Jul 21, 2009 - 10:40 am PST
Despite the global economic downturn, Apple Inc. reported a 15 per cent jump in third-quarter profit on Tuesday, as sales of iPhones soared above five million. CBC

Research team trumpets sustainable backyard fishery Jul 21, 2009 - 9:46 am PST
A Vancouver Island University research team has developed an innovative backyard fish farm that produces filtered water, fresh vegetables and edible fish. CBC

Listeriosis probe calls for better equipment Jul 21, 2009 - 8:57 am PST
A report on Canada's deadly listeriosis outbreak makes 57 recommendations, including calling for better designed meat-processing equipment and more inspections at plants. CBC

Cellphones, TV must be more accessible to blind, deaf: CRTC Jul 21, 2009 - 8:38 am PST
Cellphones and text messaging must be more accessible to Canadians with disabilities within the next year under new rules released by Canada's telecommunications regulator Tuesday. CBC

U.S. agency hid cellphone driving risk data: N.Y. Times Jul 21, 2009 - 8:09 am PST
A U.S. federal safety agency is under fire for allegedly suppressing information on the hazards of using cellphones while driving. CBC

West Kelowna fires spook Albertans' vacation plans Jul 21, 2009 - 7:21 am PST
Forest fires burning in West Kelowna, B.C., have some Albertans rethinking travel plans to the popular destination. CBC

N.S. puts rate cap on payday loans Jul 21, 2009 - 7:06 am PST
The payday loan industry will be subject to new regulations in Nova Scotia effective Aug. 1. CBC

Back-to-school sales forecast weak Jul 21, 2009 - 4:57 am PST
Worry over household finances may take a bite of out the busy back-to-school shopping season, a U.S. survey suggests. CBC

Video game sales in Canada drop in June Jul 21, 2009 - 4:40 am PST
Video game sales in Canada plummeted in June, mirroring a similar decline in the United States, according to market researcher NPD Canada. CBC

Hydro-Québec bills jump due to computer error Jul 20, 2009 - 10:13 am PST
About 120,000 Hydro-Québec clients are bracing themselves for a significant increase in monthly bills. CBC

Credit-card reward plans may fuel debt: study Jul 20, 2009 - 9:21 am PST
An academic study suggests that people would rack up less credit-card debt if card companies were barred from offering rewards based on the value of their purchases. CBC

Tiki torches may be dangerous: Health Canada Jul 20, 2009 - 6:40 am PST
People should check for safety labels and child-resistant caps when buying decorative refillable garden torches, sometimes called tiki torches, Health Canada says. CBC

P.E.I. farmer cracks major organic market Jul 20, 2009 - 4:56 am PST
P.E.I. shoppers looking for both local and organic will soon be able to get their carrot of choice at Sobeys. CBC

Alberta watchdog probes allegation 'luxury' truck a fake Jul 17, 2009 - 7:40 am PST
An Alberta government consumer watchdog is investigating an allegation from a Fort McMurray man who says he paid for a luxury vehicle but was sold a fake. CBC

Consumer confidence holding steady, survey suggests Jul 17, 2009 - 7:27 am PST
Canadians' consumer confidence has rebounded from lows earlier in the year and appears to be holding steady, a new survey suggests. CBC