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MARKETPLACE

Secret trackers and hidden cameras expose how some movers could be ripping you off

A group of moving companies is offering low quotes and then increasing the total cost of moves by thousands of dollars — in some cases grossly over-estimating the weight of goods to be moved, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
MARKETPLACE

Up to 10% of homes could now be 'uninsurable' because of flood risk. Yours may be one of them

Marketplace reveals many homeowners are unaware of and unprepared for the growing threat of flooding because of confusing insurance policies, murky real estate rules and incomplete floodplain maps.
MARKETPLACE

Best Buy to review third-party marketplace after CBC investigation finds damaged products

Following multiple complaints from viewers, CBC’s Marketplace decided to put Best Buy’s Marketplace to the test. After purchasing 12 “refurbished” devices from third-party vendors, industry experts flagged five of them for having issues.
Marketplace

It pays to get a 2nd home appraisal, especially if you're a Black homeowner, hidden camera investigation shows

Almost a million home appraisals happen in Canada every year, and the outcomes can determine the terms of a mortgage or whether a homeowner can make use of equity for things like renovations or paying off debts.
Marketplace

Oilsands workers describe a culture of racist jokes, bullying and being shut out of the industry

Workers in Alberta's oilsands sector are speaking out about racial discrimination they say they faced on the job, telling CBC's Marketplace of racist jokes, preferential treatment for white colleagues and exclusion from permanent jobs and promotions.
MARKETPLACE

Credit card chargebacks a challenge for some airline customers

Marketplace has heard from many people who were unsatisfied with credit for future travel after their flights were cancelled. Some have sought refunds through a chargeback from their credit card company, but have met with resistance.
Marketplace

Has COVID-19 messed up your finances? Here's how to fight for a fair deal

Consumer rights advocate Ellen Roseman did a Q&A with Marketplace co-host Asha Tomlinson addressing a number of Canadians' concerns, including everything from rents and mortgages to daycares.
MARKETPLACE

'I felt like a criminal': Airbnb hosts ask guests to lie, sneak around in covert rentals

Use the back door. Avoid the lobby if you're carrying luggage. Don't talk to neighbours. Say you're visiting a cousin. And most importantly, don't mention Airbnb. As cities and buildings around the world crack down on short-term rental platforms, hosts are asking guests to lie about who they are and why they're there.
Marketplace

Meet the Canadian who took on rental giant Airbnb — and won

Last-minute cancellations are the top complaint for Airbnb guests. But what's the home-sharing platform doing about it?

In the battle against alcohol addiction, one court aims to turn around lives

The Alcohol Monitored Pilot Program is the latest example of the Nova Scotia Mental Health Court's efforts to reach more people with its treatment-based programs.

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