THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Retail Council of Canada says it’s keeping an eye on domestic supplies of baby formula as a recall of some Abbott products spikes demand overall. A dearth of some of the Chicago-based manufacturer’s Similac powder formulas has increased pressure on other brands as families turn to alternatives, said national […]

By Don Babwin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO (AP) – A predominantly Black college in central Illinois named after Abraham Lincoln and founded the year the former president was assassinated will close this week, months after a cyberattack that compounded enrollment struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lincoln College, which saw record enrollment numbers in 2019, said […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT (AP) – Mer- cedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them due to a problem that could cause the brakes to fail. The German automaker is recalling the vehicles and says it will offer free towing so the owners can […]

By Chinedu Asadu
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Nigeria’s airlines say they are struggling to keep flying because the price of aviation fuel in the West African country has increased by 260%. The country’s six airlines said they will continue domestic and regional flights thanks to a pledge by federal government officials to engage […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

More than 40 years after blazing a trail for female video game characters, Ms. Pac-Man was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with Dance Dance Revolution, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Sid Meier’s Civilization. The Hall of Fame considers electronic games of […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia district council for the Directors Guild of Canada says it has issued a strike notice to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Canadian Media Producers Association’s B.C. chapter. The council represents creative and logistical personnel in the film and television industry […]

By Mark Kennedy
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) – Everyone knows that Charlie Brown’s nemesis is a kite-eating tree. But the “Peanuts” hero is hoping to cool that kind of rivalry as we head into Earth Day and Arbor Day. A new “Peanuts” special debuting on Apple TV+ on Friday celebrates the environment and highlights […]

By Paul Wiseman
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that Russia’s war against Ukraine was weakening the economic prospects for most of the world’s countries and called high inflation “a clear and present danger” to the global economy. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the consequences of […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ontario’s financial watchdog says the province is on track to balance the budget by 2023-24 and run a $7.1 billion surplus three years later. The province posted a $16.4-billion deficit in 2020-21 due to COVID-19 spending, and the Financial Accountability Office says Ontario is now seeing strong revenue growth that […]