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In world first, Iceland to require firms to prove equal pay

March 8, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This is a Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 file photo of people looking at the Icelandic parliament the Althing in Reykjavik. Iceland will be the first country in the world to make employers prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality, the Nordic nation’s government said on International Women’s Day, Wednesday...

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Trump set to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements

March 7, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced...

Losses for drugmakers, hospitals pull stocks lower

March 7, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in health care stocks and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks declined for the third...

Station wagons power up for European market

March 7, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated photo released by car manufacturer Daimler AG shows a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic + T-Modell car. The car will be shown at the Geneva Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland that starts Tuesday March 7, 2017 with media days. Europe’s automakers face...

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George’s Carpet & Tile

March 7, 2017 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

Stomps to the Max Standing at 6 feet tall, 12 feet long, and weighing more than 5,400 pounds, Max the Rhino carries incredible weight and power in every step—or rather, stomp. For two weeks, Max lived the good life on SmartStrand Silk and a competitive...

Keystone pipeline won’t have to be built using US steel

March 4, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. The Keystone XL oil pipeline won’t use American steel in its construction, despite...

China sets 2017 growth target of ‘6.5 percent or higher’

March 4, 2017 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

A Chinese military band conductor rehearses before the opening session of the annual National People’s Congress at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 5, 2017. China’s top leadership as well as thousands of delegates from...

United adding nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco

March 4, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — United Airlines says it is expanding its seasonal nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Francisco to a daily, year-round service starting in early June. United Airlines previously did not offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and...

Banks, health care companies lead stocks slightly higher

March 3, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the Wall Street entrance of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks mostly slipped Friday, March 3, 2017, as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen later in the day (AP Photo/Richard...

Yellen signals the Fed will likely raise rates this month

March 3, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Executives’ Club of Chicago, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Chicago. Yellen signaled that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation...