Marketplace Consumer

Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:14 am

This will cover a wide range of topics, from news, recalls, food, etc.

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Farmers market lies exposed: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus, complaints from obese hospital patients, WestJet swoops in and Equifax's apology, Energy drinks and kids, farmers markets lies exposed and much more.

CBC News Posted: Oct 01, 2017 9:00 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 01, 2017 9:00 AM ET

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/farmers ... -1.4313591
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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:43 am

Targeting scalper bots and 'double ending': CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus, buying a grow-op by mistake and why you shouldn't get your eyeball tattooed

CBC News Posted: Oct 08, 2017 9:00 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 08, 2017 9:00 AM ET


http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/targeti ... -1.4343525


That eyeball tattoo is scary. The young lady felt the need to do it and now it's cost her some sight. Not really surprised about that, it's too dangerous
to mess with your sight like that and the tattoo artist says she did it correctly.
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Postby deja vu on Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:11 am

How super are those pricey 'superfoods'? Marketplace puts 3 of them to the test
See how 3 cheaper Canadian alternatives stack up head-to-head

By Stephanie Matteis, CBC News Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:51 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 9:34 AM ET

Coconut water, quinoa and chia have three things in common: they're popular, they're expensive and they're often marketed as ultra-healthy "superfoods."

Marketplace recently reviewed the labels of nearly 100 so-called superfood products as part of an investigation to see whether the trend is actually about better health or simply marketing hype.

Friday night's episode (8 p.m. CBC, 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland) reveals how any product can be labelled as a superfood in Canada without actually having to prove it has superior health benefits — an accountability gap that experts warn could lead consumers to overpay for foods that under-deliver.

Marketplace also decided to pit three of the most popular superfood staples head-to-head against three cheaper Canadian alternatives to see which ones provide the best nutritional bang for your buck. Here are the results of the food faceoff.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketp ... -1.4362487
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Postby deja vu on Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:26 am

Walmart says it has reduced food waste by 20% since CBC investigation
In 2016, Marketplace found bins full of food behind the retail giant’s stores in the Greater Toronto Area

Melissa Mancini, David Common, Nelisha Vellani · CBC News ·

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketp ... -1.4371547

I think they and others can do a lot better, just sad they have to be forced into it.
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Postby deja vu on Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:30 pm

'We're designing minds': Industry insider reveals secrets of addictive app trade
A look at the science behind the 'technological arms race' to keep people fixated on their phones

By Virginia Smart, Tyana Grundig, CBC News Posted: Nov 03, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 03, 2017 5:44 AM ET

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/marke ... -1.4384876
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Postby deja vu on Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:33 pm

'It's very troubling': Hidden camera catches car dealerships breaking sales rules
Regulator says salespeople’s loan advice lacks ‘honest information’

By David Common, Jeannie Stiglic, Jenny Cowley, CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017 6:06 AM ET

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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:27 pm

How companies use personal data to charge different people different prices for the same product
Looking for bargains online? Who you are can affect what you pay

Ever notice how after online shopping or browsing, the advertisements you see on every website seem to have been personalized to include whatever you were looking for?

A Marketplace investigation reveals it's not just ads that your browsing history can affect — it's also the price you're charged.

Companies have the technology to personalize your price using data from your computer, and a Marketplace test shows they're using it.

Shoppers accessing the same website at the same time can be shown different prices for the same product.



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Postby deja vu on Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:16 pm

'That's a real problem': Investigation finds baby products for sale despite recall orders
Couple expecting a baby girl buys a car seat that was recalled more than 4 months earlier

By Eric Szeto, Asha Tomlinson, Nelisha Vellani, CBC News Posted: Dec 08, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 08, 2017 5:00 AM ET

A Marketplace investigation discovered a variety of recalled baby products for sale, raising serious questions about the effectiveness of the system meant to protect the public from products with dangerous flaws.

Over a period of two weeks, Marketplace purchased three different products in store and online after they'd been recalled by the manufacturer days, weeks and even months earlier.

The items included a rattle and stackable rings found to be potential choking hazards, and building blocks with magnets that could prove deadly if swallowed.

"I think that's a real problem," said Nancy Cowles, executive director of Kids in Danger, a non-profit based out of Chicago that was founded in 1998 after a toddler was killed in a crib collapse. The child's parents were unaware the crib had been recalled five years earlier.


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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:43 am

Scams and schemes: Telemarketers, fake reviewers, Q-ray bracelet: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Plus, beware of barbecue brushes And so much more.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketp ... -1.4451052

Beware barbecue brushes

Health Canada won't ban or recall wire barbecue brushes even though the agency has received more than two dozen reports of injuries caused by swallowing bristles that came loose and ended up in food. Physicians recommended a ban, but Health Canada said that industry may want to "take steps to reduce the risk of bristles detaching
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Re: Marketplace Consumer

Postby deja vu on Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:31 pm

Data deals and pesticides on your clothes: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Plus: Apple really does slow down some older iPhones

Posted: Dec 24, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 24, 2017 11:00 AM ET

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketp ... -1.4462534

Part of the article deals with bread. Never in my wildest dreams did I think bread would be part of a price fixing scheme.
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