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Who profits from your online sports bet?

If you like watching sports, you see a lot of ads for sports betting apps. Not every fan is happy about it — and neither are some provinces. Also, if Canada is not yet in a recession, are we in a 'vibecession?'

Office holiday parties are back — and some companies are going all out

After years of virtual get-togethers, companies big and small are scheduling sometimes lavish parties for their employees as the holidays approach.

When your tip is really a bid for service

We look at the economics of of food delivery apps and explain how tipping in advance can impact how fast a driver brings you your lunch. Plus, how some companies are luring employees back to the office with music rooms and butler service.

Free online returns cost retailers millions. Now they want you to pay for it

Online shoppers loved the idea of free returns so much that it became an industry standard. But it also costs retailers millions. Now, some companies are pushing back with surcharges or getting creative with new options.

Should we trust online reviews?

Black Friday is around the corner and deals beckon, but should you really trust those five-star reviews? We explain how investment dollars financed our lifestyles over the last decade and why higher interest rates mean the party is over. Plus, is Canada's drug supply too vulnerable?

A long commute could make you less creative

For some, the daily commute is a soul-destroying grind with no end in sight. But new research tells us it can also decrease productivity and innovation — which is not so good for companies.

Why we're shopping like it's 1979

Rising food prices have us shopping like the days of disco, but Canadians actually spend a much smaller portion of their income on food than they did in the Seventies. We explain why decades of cheap sustenance is making food inflation hurt so bad.

Got space in your luggage? Air travellers get paid to carry parcels

Instead of using air cargo, an Alberta company is "hacking international shipping" by hiring airline passengers to transport items in their checked baggage.

The future of ghost kitchens looks very much alive

We dive into the world of ghost kitchens and their real life role in the future of takeout. How scary could a global recession be for us in Canada? Plus, how to sell a house you think might be haunted and potentially avoid moving in with paranormal roomies.

Got gift cards collecting dust? Now's the time to use them

Square, a financial technology company that sell mobile payment devices, found Canadians are sitting on more than $33 million worth of unspent gift cards through its platform alone.

How the hot used car market is pushing some Canadians to shop overseas

The used car market is still on a high, and some Canadians are seeking savings by importing used family and passenger cars from Japan. Plus, who owns your vet clinic and why it matters and — why you should spend your gift cards. Like now.

The secret behind the secret menu, and why it means big buzz for restaurants

Off-menu items, or secret menu items, have become a popular trend among restaurants, pushed on by influencers on social media.

You've heard of quiet quitting. Here's how to tell if you're being quietly fired

Much attention has been paid to the idea of quiet quitting, when employees remain in their jobs but stick to the bare requirements of the role. But a phenomenon called “quiet firing” can have the opposite effect — when employers subtly compel staff members to leave to avoid the messy business of firing them.

'Our biggest test in 30 years,' says Tiff Macklem on inflation fight

The Bank of Canada's Governor has raised interest rates at a rapid clip, trying to cool inflation. And it looks like it might be working — a little. But at what cost? Tiff Macklem joins Paul Haavarsrud to explain. Plus, we explore the growth of crowdsourced parcel shipping and not-so-extreme couponing.

Credit card user? You could soon pay more for every purchase

Every time you use a credit card an interchange fee is charged. Starting this week, the rules around those fees will change, and consumers could start paying more. Plus, we look at the strategy behind restaurants' not-so-secret menus and, the youngest dragon from Dragon's Den joins us for a chat.

Should applicants be paid for job interviews?

Applying for a job can be a job itself. At least one human resource expert is now saying employers should start paying people for their time.

From HP sauce to Burberry, the future of the Queen's endorsements is up in the air

HP Sauce is just one of the late Queen Elizabeth's favourite brands — and they are among hundreds of products that hold royal warrants. Here's what happens to the branding advantage gained from her seal of approval now that Her Majesty has died.

If inflation has peaked, why is everything still so expensive?

Commodity prices are down, supply chains are unclogging and the latest Statistics Canada numbers show inflation may have peaked — but that doesn't mean prices are going down just yet. Also, we look at life in Russian under sanctions and why some stores have signature scents.

It's one more way to help you save at the grocery store — so why isn't unit pricing mandatory?

Tracking weekly flyer specials, loyalty point programs, and member pricing can all help when it comes to buying groceries amid soaring inflation. But there is another lesser known way to find the best price for what you need to buy: unit pricing. So why isn't it mandatory in Canada?

The Queen's death and what it means for HP Sauce or Burberry

HP Sauce, Kellogg's Cornflakes and Cadbury chocolate — these are just some of the late Queen Elizabeth's favourite brands - and they are among hundreds of products that hold royal warrants. So what happens now that Her Majesty is no longer with us? Plus, how to know if you're being quietly fired.

Forget quiet quitting: the latest work trend is 2 or more jobs — without any bosses knowing

In contrast to the quiet quitting trend that is compelling millions of workers to deprioritize their careers and only do the bare minimum required at work, another workplace phenomenon has emerged in the pandemic, one that sees many work multiple jobs remotely at the same time — without their bosses knowing.

When a house price falls in the city — who hears it?

Dropping house prices are designed to help curb inflation, but not without causing pain to some recent buyers. So how does that ripple through the Canadian economy? Plus — why some people are secretly working two full-time jobs from home. And should we pay people to interview for jobs?

Here's why tall cans dominate the craft beer market

The tall can — also known as the tallboy, king can or pounder — has become an increasingly popular size for beers of all kinds, but particularly for craft beer. Brewers say it's about marketing, brand awareness and craft beer trends that go back at least a decade.

The multi-million dollar business of discarded stuff

You've got questions, we've got answers! We find out why craft beer comes in tall cans, what's going on with per-unit pricing at grocery stores, how charities make money from donation bins, and what you are actually paying for when you get organic eggs.

Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big ... Book?

In the publishing world, five companies run the show: Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and MacMillan. We look at what a proposed merger between two of them could mean for readers. Plus — how to quit your job and not burn bridges.