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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:29 pm

Loblaws gift cards and curbing kids' smartphone use: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus: End to E. coli outbreak in lettuce and a proposed 'sin' tax on meat


http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/loblaws ... -1.4484078

Save On Foods was not involved n any of the Loblaws and company bread fixing, but played it smart by offering their own gift card -

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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:24 pm

What really happens to old clothes dropped in those in-store recycling bins
Chances are they won’t be resurrected into new clothes as some ads suggest

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/clothes ... -1.4493490

I either go to the consignment store to sell them or I donate to the Big Brothers/Sisters so they can make money off them.
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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:35 pm

Certain US states had some frozen vegetable products sold and there is a recall on them, due to a possible listeria contamination.
On Wednesday, January 24, National Frozen Foods Corporation voluntarily recalled a limited quantity of frozen veggies due to a potential listeria contamination, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

While healthy individuals may suffer from short-term symptoms such as severe headache, high fever, nausea, stiffness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, a listeria infection can cause major problems for pregnant woman, including stillbirths and miscarriages.


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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:33 pm

If it sounds too god to be true, it probably is.

'This is snake oil': Scientists don't buy balance-boosting clips featured on Dragons' Den
Company claims $80 clips use quantum entanglement to boost wellness; Marketplace tests suggest otherwise

The dragons wanted a piece of the action.

Mark Metus, a Collingwood, Ont., chiropractor and his business partner, Greg Phillips, had just demonstrated how their "revolutionary" new product — a line of wearable clips called Neuro Connect — could improve a person's balance, strength and joint function almost instantaneously.

"The technology … creates a phenomenon called quantum entanglement," Metus told the six dragons in a November segment of the CBC program Dragons' Den, a show where entrepreneurs pitch products to venture capitalists.

Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon that's as difficult to explain to a layman as it is for a scientist to actually observe, let alone control. Leading scientists are still trying to unlock its mysteries, but that hasn't stopped some entrepreneurs from trying to cash in with quantum physics-based products marketed with bold claims beyond anything proven scientifically.

Metus's clips, as Marketplace discovered, are no different.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/quantum ... -1.4513382
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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:27 pm

PC Optimum problems and cheaper generic drugs: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus: Bread price-fixing and mystery packages on campus

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketp ... -1.4517043


Apparently it is better to go to Shoppers for the exchange of cards, instead of the frustration of doing it online.
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