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US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

DETROIT — The U.S. government's highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles.
Dutch govt says it's too early to start easing the lockdown

Dutch govt says it's too early to start easing the lockdown

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government on Tuesday presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte stressed that it is still too early to ease restrictions.
Aggressive takeoff caused Hawaii plane crash that killed 11

Aggressive takeoff caused Hawaii plane crash that killed 11

HONOLULU — A pilot's aggressive takeoff led to an aerodynamic stall, causing the 2019 crash of a skydiving plane in Hawaii that killed all 11 people on board, government safety investigators have determined. The U.S.
Magna plans to expand manufacturing in North America to focus on EVs

Magna plans to expand manufacturing in North America to focus on EVs

Canadian auto parts company Magna International Inc. is planning to expand its global manufacturing capacity to North America as it focuses on electric vehicle production. The Aurora, Ont.
South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs; Europe rollout delayed

South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs; Europe rollout delayed

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and the company delayed its European vaccine rollout following an FDA decision to pause the jabs while very rare blood clot cases ar
France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

PARIS — France suspended all flights from Brazil on Tuesday amid mounting fears over the particularly contagious coronavirus variant that has been sweeping the South American country. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the suspension to parliament.

Canada Infrastructure Bank and Fortis subsidiary invest in transmission line

OTTAWA — The Canada Infrastructure Bank and ITC Investment Holdings have signed a deal to invest $1.7 billion in an underwater transmission line connecting Ontario to Pennsylvania under Lake Erie.

Volkswagen reaches wage deal with German workers

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen and Germany’s largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that provides a 1,000 euro bonus recognizing employee efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and a 2.3% wage increase from January 2022.
UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

LONDON — The U.K. economy grew 0.4% in February, rebounding from a sharp drop the previous month, as the rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines boosted confidence in a recovery from the pandemic.
Scotiabank CEO wants top up for child tax credit, grants for businesses

Scotiabank CEO wants top up for child tax credit, grants for businesses

TORONTO — The head of the Bank of Nova Scotia is urging Ottawa to adopt a series of policy changes to help parents, businesses of all sizes and companies trade between provinces.