James Dunne

Producer, CBC News Business

James Dunne researches, produces and writes stories for the business unit at CBC News. He has a decade of experience in business programming, including on the shows Venture and Fortune Hunters. An award-winning videojournalist, he's also worked on special projects and as the late lineup editor for the World at Six on CBC Radio One.

Latest from James Dunne

Giant German bus company hits the highway in Canada

FlixBus, a German bus company that operates in 37 countries serving more than 2,500 destinations, launched its Canadian operation this week in Toronto.

Ukrainian Canadian businesses pivot to provide aid to a country devastated by war

Eager to save Ukraine, several Ukrainian-Canadian businesses have pivoted their operations to fund or deliver humanitarian aid, putting profits aside in the process.

Can better tech really fix darker-skin bias in smartphone cameras? Google thinks so

Google says its latest phone, the Pixel 6, uses artificial intelligence to take better exposure and more realistic skin colour for people with darker complexions. Beyond the marketing, experts say this is important given historical bias in photography, dating back to film designed to capture light skin.

Canadian company builds a better box of chocolates using braille

The move by Canadian chocolate maker Purdys to offer a braille box for blind and partially sighted people is one of several campaigns this year by companies trying to make their products more accessible to people with disabilities. But experts say the movement is painfully small compared with the needs of the PWD community.  

Welcome to the new tradition of Christmas tree shortages

With fewer trees being planted, older farmers retiring and extreme weather becoming more frequent, here's how Canada's Christmas tree crops could be in trouble.

Why there aren't enough Santas to go around in some parts of Canada

Thanks to vaccinations against COVID-19 and the easing of some public health restrictions, Canadians are going to be seeing a lot more of Santa in 2021 than they did last year. But with a regional Santa shortage, your chances of landing a pre-Christmas photo opportunity may depend on where you live.     

Bulk buying, couponing and urban farming: 3 ways of fighting high food prices

Bulk buying, couponing and urban farming are three ways of fighting high food prices, tied to inflation. But experts say community organizations and individuals can’t solve the problem of hunger and poverty on their own.

Here's how some Canadian companies are marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

As Canada marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, some businesses are finding ways to embrace reconciliation even though they're not covered by the new statutory holiday.

Here's how a rebrand of Ryerson University could pay off for the school

Before Ryerson University students begin fall classes, a task force will announce what it believes should be done to deal with the legacy of the Toronto school's namesake, Egerton Ryerson.

Desperate employers dangle signing bonuses to lure in workers

While pandemic job losses linger in the economy, some companies are struggling to find employees. A review of popular job listing sites in Canada showed companies ranging from retailing giant Amazon to small, local enterprises are offering signing bonuses to lure workers to jobs like delivery drivers or hair stylists.

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