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Busting superfoods: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

A new Quebec law prohibits public workers, and those receiving a government service from covering their faces. (Peter McCabe/Canadian Press)
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Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

When Laura Schnurr tried out scan and go at Walmart in Ancaster, Ont., she was immediately hooked. The new technology allows customers to scan and tally up their items while shopping, saving them time at checkout.
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So, which Canadian cities actually applied to be Amazon's next HQ?

Amazon's announcement earlier this year that it wants a second headquarters set off a flurry of interest from cities across the continent, all eager to be a new home to the biggest online merchandise seller in the world.
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Judge overturns $417M award against Johnson & Johnson in ovarian cancer case

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417-million US jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two months ago.
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Yellen says Fed's extraordinary policies may be needed again

WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday defended the central bank's extraordinary efforts to fight the Great Recession and said they might be needed again.
During the recession, the Fed pushed short-term interest rates to zero.
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Long-term future of Bombardier's other commercial aircraft unclear: analysts

MONTREAL -- Bombardier's strategic C Series partnership with Airbus should put it on stronger financial footing but it remains unclear what fate awaits its other commercial aircraft.
The Montreal-based transportation company remains burdened by more than US$9 billion of debt and wants to regain its leading position in the high-margin business jet market.
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Half of Tim Hortons franchisees in Canada join unsanctioned group

Less than a year after it was created, a group looking to raise Tim Hortons franchisees' concerns over the chain's management has recruited half of all of Tim Hortons Canadian franchisees into its ranks.
The Great White North Franchisee Association president David Hughes said in a letter sent to all franchisees that half of the chain's franchisees have shown they support the significant issues the group publicizes.
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Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

WASHINGTON -- First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them on from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires.
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Hudson's Bay CEO Jerry Storch leaving company

Jerry Storch is stepping down as chief executive of Hudson's Bay Co., the retailer announced after the close of stock markets on Friday.
Storch will depart effective Nov. 1 and return to his firm, Storch Advisors, HBC said in a release.
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So, who in Canada actually applied to be Amazon's next HQ2?

Amazon's announcement earlier this year that it wants a second headquarters set off a flurry of interest from cities across the continent, all eager to be a new home to the biggest online merchandise seller in the world.
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Pokemon to say goodbye to Nintendo 3DS

The twin release of Pokemon Ultra Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun in Nov. 2017 will be the core franchise's last appearance on Nintendo 3DS, paving the way for a shift in focus to other formats.
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Nature's Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a "superfood" and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa "prevents cancer" has removed the claim after a Marketplace investigation.
The old nutrition label on Nature's Mix Superfood Granola with quinoa listed a series of purported health benefits associated with the grain: energy booster, sleep aid, controls blood sugar, curbs food craving, weight control, lower cholesterol, prevents cancer.
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Hudson's Bay Co. CEO Jerry Storch leaving, chairman assuming CEO role

Jerry Storch, former chief executive officer of the Hudson's Bay Co., addresses the company's shareholders during its annual general in Toronto on June 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
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