Category: Business

Wal-Mart to promote women-owned businesses with new product labels

Categories: Business, Community

Tags: pov

si_womenowned.jpgSoon, conscious consumers will have another logo to look out for when they're shopping thanks to a partnership between Wal-Mart and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council: "Women-owned."

Hudson's Bay Company found itself at the centre of a social media storm this week after it featured a Canadian artist's T-shirt design with the quote "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."skinny tshirt-220.jpg

Target finds few fans among readers

Categories: Business, Canada, Community

Tags: Business, Canada, Community, Community Reaction

TargetTarget fired the president of its Canadian operations today after the company recorded a loss of nearly a billion dollars in its first year. 

We asked readers of what their experience shopping in Target's Canadian stores has been like. 

Would $25 baggage fee change your air travel plan?

Categories: Business

Tags: Business, Canada, Travel

Porter-220.jpgAirline passengers are no stranger to the adage, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." But some passengers with Porter Airlines learned this week that they are saying goodbye to free checked bags, too. 

U.S. Airways 'investigating' porn tweet

Categories: Business, Community

Tags: Business, social media, Storify, Twitter, U.S.

us-airways-220.jpgThe Twitter account for U.S. Airways yesterday posted a very inappropriate photo in a reply to a customer. 

U.S. Airways deleted the offending tweet, but it was up on Twitter for an uncomfortably long time, reportedly about a hour.

CBC readers divided on cross-border shopping, duties

Categories: Business

Tags: Business

cross-border-shopping-220.jpgCBC readers are divided on the impact of cross-border shopping and the way duties are collected, after it was revealed that Canada's border guards routinely waive taxes and duties on goods bought by travellers in the U.S.

Amanda Lang answers your questions on income inequality and the 1%

Categories: Business, Community

AmandaLang99220.jpgOn Friday we asked you to send your questions on income inequality and the 1% for Amanda Lang to answer, and we received many submissions. Here are the 10 most commonly asked questions and Amanda's answers. Thanks for submitting! 

Income inequality and the 1%: Amanda Lang takes your questions

Categories: Business, Community

AmandaLang_SI.jpgDo you have a question for Amanda Lang about income inequality and the 1%? Do you want to know why the rich seem to get richer while the poor get poorer? Email us your questions to or tweet them with the hashtag #AskAmandaCBC

New Britain pound coin looks like Canadian toonie, CBC readers say

Categories: Business

Tags: Business, World

britain-new-pound-coin-220.jpgBritain's new 12-sided pound coin is edgy -- literally -- but it bears a resemblance to its Canadian counterparts, as eagle-eyed CBC readers pointed out

LIVE CHAT: Income inequality and the 1%

Categories: Business, Canada, Community, Politics, World

Tags: Live Online

This week on CBC Live Online, we tackled the issue of income inequality with Amanda Lang, anchor of the Lang and O'Leary Exchange.