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US air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

US air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

Across the United States, air travel is recovering more quickly from the depths of the pandemic, and it is showing up in longer airport security lines and busier traffic on airline websites .
Voting underway in coronavirus-affected Dutch election

Voting underway in coronavirus-affected Dutch election

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Socially distanced voters cast their ballots Monday in churches, conference centres and even the national parliament on the first day of a Dutch general election that has been spread over three days to allow people to vote sa
Automakers embrace electric vehicles. But what about buyers?

Automakers embrace electric vehicles. But what about buyers?

DETROIT — The world’s major automakers have made something abundantly clear: They believe electric vehicles will dominate their industry in the years ahead. Yet for that to happen, they’ll need to sell the idea to people like Steve Bock.
Walmart Canada closing six stores, spending $500 million to upgrade others

Walmart Canada closing six stores, spending $500 million to upgrade others

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada is closing six stores and spending $500 million to upgrade more than half its remaining locations and improve its online business, the company said Monday. The Mississauga, Ont.
Working women report poor mental health, with stress higher among working moms: Poll

Working women report poor mental health, with stress higher among working moms: Poll

TORONTO — Mental health concerns are on the rise among Canada’s working women one year into the pandemic — particularly among mothers, according to a new survey by The Prosperity Project and CIBC released Monday.

Canaccord Genuity makes $367M takeover offer for RF Capital Group

TORONTO — Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. has made a takeover offer for RF Capital Group worth about $367 million, a move that would combine two of the largest independent wealth management businesses in Canada.

Swiss police raid over hack on U.S. security-camera company

GENEVA — Swiss authorities on Monday confirmed a police raid at the home of a Swiss software engineer who took credit for helping to break into a U.S.
Germany, France suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany, France suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

BERLIN — French President Emmanuel Macron says that France is suspending the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine use out of precaution.

H&M sales drop a fifth during winter but improve in March

STOCKHOLM — Low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Monday its sales dropped 21% during the December through February period as an increase in online business could not make up for the temporary closure of 1,800 stores due to the pandemic
Brand firm takes controlling stake in Toys R Us parent

Brand firm takes controlling stake in Toys R Us parent

NEW YORK — A New York-based brand management firm that already owns Anne Klein and Joseph Abboud is taking a controlling stake in the parent company of the iconic Toys R Us and Babies R Us brands.