Broadway ticket-buying now easier for fans, not re-sellers

For longtime Bruce Springsteen fan Debbie Elster, there’s never been any doubt the competition to get tickets for his upcoming Broadway shows is going to be fierce. But she’s feeling a little more hopeful, thanks to a new online verification system for ticket-buying that aims to keep more tickets in the hands of fans rather than re-sellers who seemingly snap ...

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French designer in dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

Odile Soudant claims she went out of business after lack of payment for costly renovations The Associated Press Posted: Aug 20, 2017 9:58 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 20, 2017 10:02 AM ET Related Stories A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 US court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of the chateau in ...

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Eclipse eye safety and airline phone scams: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Here’s the consumer news you need to know from CBC’s Marketplace. Get this in your inbox every Friday. Sign up here. Protect your eyes during the eclipse Planning on watching the eclipse Monday? Regular sunglasses won’t be enough to protect your eyes. NASA suggests you make sure to have these specially-designed glasses. But watch out for fakes. One Vancouver woman who was giving ...

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International adoptions decline dramatically in Canada

The number of international adoptions has declined dramatically in Canada in the last five years due to tighter country controls, exorbitant costs and alternative routes to parenthood. Last year, there were only 793 international adoptions in Canada, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). That’s the lowest number in decades, and nearly half the total from 2012, ...

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Migrants with no status in the U.S. battle anxiety as they await Trump’s next move

In the U.S. immigration debate, it’s called “twilight status,” and for many who hold it, the light is flickering and fading. Unlike Canada or Mexico, which both routinely deport almost anyone without a valid visa, the U.S. government allows otherwise-illegal immigrants to remain without legal status — sheltered under various forms of government sufferance. About 59,000 Haitians received Temporary Protected Status ...

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DND uncertain how best to defend satellites

The Canadian military is looking for ways to prevent its satellites from being shot down or disabled, but is faced with an international legal vacuum that makes it tough to know how far the country can go to protect its property, government documents show. The Liberal government’s recent defence policy review committed the country to “the peaceful use of space,” ...

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Canadian re-commerce company LXRandCo taking luxury vintage shopping into the future

You’ve probably heard of e-commerce. But what about re-commerce? It’s the business of buying and selling used items. There’s a Canadian company, LXRandCo, that’s carving out a niche for itself in this category. It deals in the vintage luxury market, which is growing 14 per cent every year, according to the experts at Canaccord Genuity, a financial services company. This Hermès ...

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Killing Nazis, fighting religious fanaticism the focus of upcoming video games

As the U.S. grapples with white nationalists rallying in the streets and the violence that followed the protests in Charlottesville, Va., a couple of soon-to-be-released video games are feeling disturbingly timely for some gamers. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, created by the Swedish-based Machine Games, is the hotly anticipated latest instalment in the widely popular series that lets gamers annihilate ...

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Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dead at 84

Gregory was among the first black comedians to find mainstream success with white audiences The Associated Press Posted: Aug 19, 2017 11:55 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 19, 2017 11:58 PM ET Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humour to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory’s ...

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