Laura MacNaughton

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Laura MacNaughton is a field producer in the business unit of CBC News. She joined CBC in 2007 and has produced a range of national television, radio and online stories. Prior to joining CBC, she spent several years producing morning talk radio programs at CJBK in London, Ont.

Latest from Laura MacNaughton

'I felt old': Over the hill at 40? Could be, if you work in advertising

If you’re over the age of 40 and still working at an advertising agency, you might start planning your next career move now. Ageism is rife in the communications business and happening at a younger age, warn industry insiders and past employees.

'It's a ball of yarn': Small business owner detained at border amid border and visa confusion

Heather Breadner found herself in a woolly situation when she tried to cross the Canada-U.S. border, but was turned back by customs agents who seemed confused about the paperwork she needed to sell her hand-dyed yarn at a festival in Maryland.

'Behavioural change requires time': Starbucks closes U.S. stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks outlets across the U.S. will close today so all of its employees can undergo bias training in the wake of a racially charged incident in Philadelphia. But diversity experts warn that such sessions are just a first step on the road to real behavioural change.

Craft beer trend creates a new craving for Canadian hops

With more craft breweries popping up in this country and the push for local and fresh ingredients, more Canadians are taking a shot at growing hops.

Political and economic uncertainty creates a rush to buy gold

Gold prices soar as investors around the world hoard the shiny metal in uncertain times amid ultra-low interest rates.

Goodbye Freedom 55: More Canadians spend their retirement years working

With increasing financial demands, Canadians are working later in life. That’s pushed the average retirement age up to 63.

'Crazy' real estate bidding wars infect the suburbs

Bidding wars, buyers putting in multiple offers, homes selling within days for $100,000 over list price. Sounds typical for Toronto and Vancouver, but now those scenarios are spilling into the suburbs.

TV industry frets over threat from skinny basic and pick-and-pay

It's been just over a week since the new skinny basic cable TV packages were introduced, and while consumers may not have been wowed by the offerings, many in the television industry worry a new era of consumer choice is going to hurt them.

Startups with U.S. clients cash in on plunging loonie

Canadian technology startups with clients in the U.S. are seeing a boost in profits from the low loonie.