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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Oil price appears to have ‘bottomed out,’ energy agency says

Energy companies have been shutting down rigs and laying off thousands of workers as oil prices plunged to around $30 per barrel, from well over $100 per barrel just two years ago.

Cayman Islands firms admit to helping evade US taxes

Two Cayman Islands-based financial firms have pleaded guilty in New York to conspiring to hide more than $130 million in offshore bank accounts from the Internal Revenue Service.

Small-business owners ask NY to reject $15 minimum wage plan

Small-business owners struck back against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to implement a $15 minimum wage Tuesday, saying the Democratic governor's call to enact what would be the highest state minimum in the country would devastate an already struggling economy.

Blue Origin planning human test flights to space by 2017

Would you like to travel to space? Private space company Blue Origin expects it will launch its first human test flights into space in 2017.

John Deere, others to ask US Supreme Court to reject NH...

John Deere and other farm and heavy equipment companies plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a New Hampshire law they say unfairly lumps their products in with cars and trucks

Study: Renters’ rise extends beyond big US cities to suburbs

More and more people are choosing to rent over putting down roots and purchasing a home.

US factory orders up 1.6 percent, best in 7 months

Orders to U.S. factories increased in January by the most in seven months, while a key category that tracks business investment plans rose by the largest amount in 19 months.

NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data

A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data, dealing a blow to the government in its battle with the company over privacy and public safety.

Disney to roll out seasonal pricing on one-day park tickets

Some prices are decreasing while others are increasing.

Evenflo recalls over 56,000 child seats for harness problem

Evenflo is recalling over 56,000 child safety seats because curious children can loosen the internal harness, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
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