Bell faces $750M lawsuit over tracking of cellphone customer Internet usage

Bell faces $750M lawsuit over tracking of cellphone customer Internet usage

The Canadian Press WINDSOR, Ont. – A national class action lawsuit has been filed against Bell Canada over alleged breaches of privacy arising from its recently discontinued target ads program. The suit against subsidiaries of Bell (TSX:BCE) alleges that the defendants used the program to track, collect and sell the sensitive account and Internet browsing […]

Unemployment rate stays at 6.8 per cent in March: Statistics Canada

Unemployment rate stays at 6.8 per cent in March: Statistics Canada

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Canada’s economy posted a surprise job gain in March as more people found part-time work. Statistics Canada’s latest labour market survey says the country’s jobless rate remained at 6.8 per cent in March — unchanged from the previous month — and it registered a month-to-month net gain of nearly 29,000 […]

Internet naming body writes Canadian, US authorities to check legality of ‘.sucks’ domain

Internet naming body writes Canadian, US authorities to check legality of ‘.sucks’ domain

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The body that regulates Internet addresses is checking to see if it can crack down on a Canadian company accused of using the new “.sucks” domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities and companies seeking to protect their public brands. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and […]

Real-estate sales slow in March

Real-estate sales slow in March

Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS system of the Chatham-Kent Association of Realtors numbered 80 units in March 2015, down 10.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis. “While March sales were a little slower than normal, activity for the first quarter as a whole was up more than seven per cent from 2014 on […]

Best Buy press release

Best Buy press release

Here is the press release from Best Buy on the closing of Future Shop stores in Canada. BURNABY, BC – To strengthen its position as Canada’s leading provider of consumer electronics products, services and solutions, Best Buy Canada, a subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) – which owns and operates both Best Buy and Future Shop […]

Some major events in the history of Future Shop

Some major events in the history of Future Shop

The Canadian Press Future Shop closed its Canadian stores on Saturday. Here is a list of major events in the history of the retail chain. — 1982: Hassan Khosrowshahi opens first Future Shop location in Vancouver, one year after immigrating from Iran. — 1993: Future Shop goes public on Toronto and Vancouver stock exchanges as […]

Future Shop closes

Future Shop closes

By Greg Holden Future Shop has closed the doors permanently to 66 outlets across Canada today, 65 other stores will be converted into Best Buy locations. Future Shop was purchased by Best Buy in 2001 for $580 million and have operated separately until today. The Chatham store is closed but will re-open in seven days as a Best Buy. Many locations […]

Ricki’s, Bootlegger, Cleo fashion stores downsizing under court protection

Ricki’s, Bootlegger, Cleo fashion stores downsizing under court protection

The Canadian Press MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The parent of Canadian fashion retailers Ricki’s, Bootlegger and Cleo says it plans to close some underperforming stores over the next 30 days and will review corporate staffing levels under court protection from creditors. Comark has more than 300 specialty fashion stores under the three banners. It didn’t specify […]

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