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Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

NEW YORK — Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phoney listings last year before any of their offerings could b
Ensign cites slow vaccination pace in Canada for poor drilling recovery versus U.S.

Ensign cites slow vaccination pace in Canada for poor drilling recovery versus U.S.

CALGARY — The president of drilling contractor Ensign Energy Services Inc.
Giant Tiger discount chain expanding, plans to increase store count to 300

Giant Tiger discount chain expanding, plans to increase store count to 300

Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. is planning to expand its footprint as demand for discount products surges amid the pandemic.
Malaysia's 1MDB, former unit file suits to recover $23 bln

Malaysia's 1MDB, former unit file suits to recover $23 bln

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's finance ministry said Monday that sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and a former subsidiary have filed 22 lawsuits to recover assets worth over $23 billion from various institutions and individuals.
Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents

Vaccine maker BioNTech says no need to waive patents

BERLIN — The head of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that there is no need to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines because manufacturers will be able to produce enough shots to supply the world over the coming year.
US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

DETROIT — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans.
Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother's Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.

RF Capital posts larger net loss in Q1 after buying rest of Richardson Wealth

TORONTO — RF Capital Group Inc. had a $7.5-million net loss in the quarter ended March 31, the first full reporting period since it acquired full ownership of Richardson Wealth in October. The company formerly known as GMP Capital Inc.
Sturgeon: Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if

Sturgeon: Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if

LONDON — Scotland's leader told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Sunday that a second Scottish independence referendum is “a matter of when, not if," after her party won its fourth straight parliamentary election.
Queen's cousin accused of willingness to sell Kremlin access

Queen's cousin accused of willingness to sell Kremlin access

LONDON — An investigative report by British media said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, was willing to use his royal status for personal profit and to seek favours from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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