Jays cash in on scalped tickets: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus: Passenger bill of rights, and the rising cost of recycling
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About those Jays tickets
If you had a hard time getting tickets for the Blue Jays home opener, you're not the only one. A CBC/Toronto Star investigation found that nearly half of all the tickets were listed on resale websites — and scalpers aren't the only ones cashing in. The Blue Jays have a partnership with reseller StubHub that gives them a cut of every ticket resold on the site.
Cost of blue box recycling rising
Airline passenger woes
In Canada, the government is still working on a new passenger bill of rights. The proposed bill would allow airlines to keep you on the tarmac for three hours before letting you deplane. But a Senate committee wants to reduce that time to 90 minutes. Meanwhile, one United Airlines passenger in the U.S. got a $10,000 voucher because she got bumped.
Protect yourself from points theft
Whether it's PC Optimum or Air Miles, your loyalty points could be at risk. More scammers are targeting reward programs because they're easier to access than bank accounts. To protect yourself, experts say you need to treat loyalty programs with the same importance as other financial accounts. That means creating tough-to-crack passwords and changing them often.
What else is going on?
New rules to reduce radon. The association representing Canada's home builders says Health Canada's solutions for reducing radon gas pose a serious health risk. The new standard includes venting systems to remove the gas from basements, which could become clogged in cold weather.
Uber may have switched off safety system before fatal crash. The self-driving Uber that resulted in a fatal crash in Arizona may have been operating without its standard collision-avoidance technology. The auto-parts maker that supplies the Volvo SUV's radar and camera told Bloomberg that Uber disabled the technology.
This week in recalls:
This roast beef could be contaminated with Listeria; these USB chargers could be a fire and shock risk; these bath toys could be a choking hazard; this power bank's battery could overheat and ignite; these baby onesies have metal snaps that could be a choking hazard; these chicken nuggets could be contaminated with salmonella.
We're on a break this week
We'll be back with a new show April 6, but while we're away, you can binge watch our past episodes on YouTube.