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

LGBT investing group Gaingels makes its 1st Canadian deal

A U.S.-based investment group whose members invest their money in companies with progressive social values and LGBT leadership has made its first deal in Canada.

Love them or hate them, research offers financial case for big city bike lanes

Bike lanes come with their share of claims and controversies; beloved by some and bemoaned by others. But research suggests bike lines in urban areas can give businesses a boost.

In tight labour market, restaurants turn to tech for help

Canada added more jobs last month than it has in decades — good news for job-seekers and the economy. But the tight labour market makes finding and keeping workers a struggle for some sectors, including the restaurant business, where some owners are turning to technology for help.

Online tools for mental health going mainstream at work

Online tools are becoming a widely accepted tactic to help employers who are concerned about the mental health of their workers provide more options to support the well-being of their staff.  

Workplace wellness programs return few benefits, study suggests

The idea that workplace wellness programs serve to improve employees' health and reduce overall spending on medical benefits may not be accurate, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard University. But others say cost savings are not the only value of the programs.

Canadian startup Properly offers new way of buying and selling homes in Calgary

Canadian tech startup Properly is hoping a new way of buying and selling houses shaking up the U.S. real estate industry will catch on north of the border.

Is it the early days of a real estate revolution? Online realtor Redfin launches in Canada

While the Redfin model is a challenge to conventional brokerages, more radical changes are being rolled out by other players in the U.S. market. Is this the early days of a real estate revolution?

The hits, misses, and surprises of this year's Super Bowl Commercials

Here's a look at the best and worst commercials from the 2019 Super Bowl, with views from advertising industry leaders in the U.S. and Canada.
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Vote for your favourite Super Bowl commercial starring a Canadian

Michael Buble's ad for Pepsi's Bubly water is the latest in a series of Super Bowl commercials starring Canadians. Over the years there have been more than 20 Super Bowl commercials featuring Canadian athletes, actors and singers. Pick your favourite ad here.

Canadian celebs making a big mark with Super Bowl commercials

A clever play on his name brings Michael Bublé a Super Bowl commercial this year with Bubly, the new water brand of Pepsi. This puts Bublé in an elite orbit of Canadian stars with spots in the big game.

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe dead at 40

Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Canadian skin care company Deciem, has died.

Space tech that feeds high-end diners in Toronto could help Canada's North

Academics and entrepreneurs believe Canadian technology developed to help feed future astronauts could be adapted for building large scale vertical farms in Canada's North. Advances in LEDs make these operations a possible cost effective solution to provide fresh local produce.

Tech companies and pot producers becoming fast friends

A close relationship is developing between Canada's pot producers and the technology companies that support them. With pressure on producers to improve their yields and profits, technology will be a key factor in keeping plants healthy and improving harvests, say experts.

Is German FlixBus the fix for Canada's bus woes?

Forget the signature silver dog of Greyhound, a flashy new German-based bus line could be coming to Canada. FlixBus's lime green buses with bold orange arrows already dominate Europe's highways, and recently hit the road in the U.S. Now the company is looking to roll north.

Uber for buses? How some Canadian cities are using technology to tackle transit troubles

Tired of waiting in the cold at a bus stop? Check out what one small city in eastern Ontario is doing. Belleville Transit allows passengers to order a public transit pickup — the same way they would if hailing a car through apps like Uber or Lyft.