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Canadian farmers caught in the middle of U.S.-China disputes

Sep 30, 2019
Since Canada detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou late last year, Chinese imports of several agricultural crops have slowed or stopped altogether.
Soybeans growing on a farm in Canada.
Emma Jacobs/Marketplace

A new museum of economic theory for Paris

Jul 9, 2019
Art, sculpture ... economic theory? The Central Bank of France is behind the capital's latest museum.
One of the exhibitions at Citéco.
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A company that encourages bartering finds it needs ... currency

May 21, 2019
One Canadian company made a transition from the oldest system of commerce ... to one of the newest.
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Why coyote pelts are in high demand

Mar 18, 2019
Demand for coyote fur has been on the rise thanks, in part, to trendsetting by Canada Goose.
Coyote in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
Christopher Bruno/CC BY-SA 3.0

GM Canada's company town has learned from past layoffs

Dec 6, 2018
As the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, plant has shed jobs, the local economy has been forced to diversify.
Image of the General Motors plant and headquarters in the 1940s.
Courtesy of the Archival Collection at the Oshawa Museum

Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
Emma Jacobs/Marketplace

Doing your Christmas shopping on your phone? Don't feel special, pretty much everyone's doing that

Nov 26, 2018
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone.
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone. 
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Why retailers love it when you order online and pickup in store

Nov 23, 2018
Big box and department stores have invested heavily on making it easy for customers to pick up stuff they order online at the store. That’s because research shows that most of those pick-ups actually become shopping trips, where the customer buys more than just what was in the online cart. That’s a growing Black Friday […]

Hey sports fans! Your regional network may be on the block.

Oct 30, 2018
Even with online offerings of live sporting events proliferating, there’s a market for those legacy regional sports networks. Disney is set to shed 22 of the RSNs, which bring you college ball and other local sports. And there’s plenty of interest in acquiring the regional networks from a range of potential buyers.      

Hey sports fans! Your regional network may be on the block.

Oct 30, 2018
Even with online offerings of live sporting events proliferating, there’s a market for those legacy regional sports networks. Disney is set to shed 22 of the RSNs, which bring you college ball and other local sports. And there’s plenty of interest in acquiring the regional networks from a range of potential buyers.