TORONTO - Canadians who have their social insurance numbers compromised such those affected by the breach of Canada Revenue Agency's system by the Heartbleed bug can minimize their risk by taking steps to protect their credit and other personal information, security experts say.
WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.
SAN FRANCISCO - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.
OTTAWA - With tax-return season in full swing, the Canada Revenue Agency suddenly locked down its online filing services on Wednesday, fearful of a new vulnerability in software used by much of the world to safeguard secure websites on the Internet.
(Special) -- Tax season can be a stressful time of the year for many Canadians as they busily gather receipts and prepare their tax returns. But with a little pre-planning, organization and diligence they can access the many Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) resources available to them and avoid some of the pitfalls that could result in an audit.
MONTREAL - Like other Canadian charities, the British Columbia SPCA is hoping that more people will take advantage of a new tax credit for first-time donors and be inspired to keep giving year after year.
WASHINGTON - Congress is demanding answers from the new CEO of General Motors and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog about why it took at least a decade to recall cars with a defective part that is now linked to 13 deaths.
OTTAWA - Internal research by the federal Finance Department says there would be economic benefits from expanding the Canada Pension Plan — and suggests this country could afford an improved plan in a strong economy.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he will not intervene or seek to reverse the Bank of Montreal's half-point cut to its key mortgage rate, calling it a "private" decision to drop the fixed, five-year setting to 2.99 per cent.
(Special) - Recent changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS) are giving Canadians the option to decide when to take the benefits from these programs, which could impact their retirement income and the tax they pay.