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EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

PORTO, Portugal — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S.
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

BRUSSELS — The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023.
Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

Biden move to share vaccine designed to spread US influence

WASHINGTON — It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time.
Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

WASHINGTON — Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans.
Airline industry group wants Ottawa to follow U.K.'s lead, help bring in restart plan

Airline industry group wants Ottawa to follow U.K.'s lead, help bring in restart plan

OTTAWA — An industry group is calling on Ottawa to follow the United Kingdom's lead and help bring in a restart plan for Canada's airline sector.
Aubrey Plaza marries longtime boyfriend director Jeff Baena

Aubrey Plaza marries longtime boyfriend director Jeff Baena

LOS ANGELES — Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director and screenwriter Jeff Baena. The “Parks and Recreation” actor called Baena “my husband” for the first time publicly Friday in an Instagram post.

1st week of landmark trial against opioid distributors ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors.
Borgata drops trade secrets lawsuit against Ocean Casino

Borgata drops trade secrets lawsuit against Ocean Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City's top casino has dropped its lawsuit against a rival it accused of poaching key executives and attempting to steal valuable trade secrets.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,472.74, up 181.76 points.) Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 42 cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $25.85 on 20.
TSX up for 10th week with gain as weak jobs reports support continued easy money

TSX up for 10th week with gain as weak jobs reports support continued easy money

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rose for a 10th consecutive week to a record high as investors welcomed weak jobs numbers that reinforced the need for continued easy monetary policy.