Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. It’s a special edition of your Marketplace In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Marketplace team released a pandemic special, looking into how other countries are tacklingRead More →

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Friday he is stepping down from the company’s board to focus on philanthropy. Gates was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually scaled back his involvement in the company he started with Paul Allen in 1975. He transitioned out of a day-to-day roleRead More →

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s policy-making committee saw much less risk of recession at its most recent meeting in December, when it kept interest rates steady after three straight cuts and signalled that it expected to keep low rates unchanged through this year. Minutes of the December meeting, released Friday,Read More →