Category Archives: Business

Twitter users report errors worldwide

Thousands of Twitter Inc. users reported glitches and other issues with the social media service, one of the more significant disruptions since Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover triggered the loss of three-quarters of its workforce. More than 9,000 users reported problems accessing the service, data from DownDetector showed. Users from San Francisco to Tokyo and […]

Southwest chaos is told-you-so moment after warnings on old tech

The Southwest Airlines Co. meltdown that’s stranded thousands of passengers across the US has its root in outdated technology that analysts and its unions have warned about for years. “People have a right to be really angry and annoyed,” Cowen Inc. analyst Helane Becker said Wednesday in a Bloomberg Television interview. “They should have invested […]

Inflation is changing Canadians’ shopping habits

Local Toronto businesses noticed more foot traffic at their stores this holiday season, but consumers are tightening the purse strings amid soaring inflation and an impending recession. Compared to last year’s holiday season, which experienced a lockdown due to the Omicron variant, this year was already a positive step forward with in-person shopping, said Eric […]

EXPLAINER: Kansas’ Democratic governor imposes TikTok ban

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly banned the use of TikTok on the state-issued devices of government workers under her control on Wednesday, becoming one of the first Democratic governors to restrict the popular social media app. Kelly’s action came five days after Congress approved the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill that banned […]

Passenger advocate urges stranded Sunwing passengers in Mexico to take legal action

As hundreds of Canadians scramble to get home after their Sunwing flights from Mexico were cancelled last week, a passengers’ rights advocate says stranded travellers should consider legal action if they aren’t compensated by the airline. Gabor Lukacs, president and founder of the Air Passenger Rights group, says passengers grappling with cancelled flights and inadequate […]

Highlights from Statistics Canada’s two-year update on COVID-19 pandemic’s impact

OTTAWA – The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up many aspects of Canadian life. As the pandemic’s second anniversary arrives, Statistics Canada reviewed the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 across the country. Here are the highlights: Hate crimes The number of hate crimes rose by 37 per cent in 2020, with 718 more incidents reported […]