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  • Spiking gasoline prices adding to inflationary pressure on small businesses

    CALGARY - The delivery team at Flower Chix typically puts in 300 to 400 km a day on the road, delivering fresh floral arrangements around Calgary and the surrounding area.
  • Locks down: German hairdressers reopen despite virus fears

    BERLIN - Germans flocked to the salons Monday as hairdressers across the country reopened after a 2 1/2-month closure, another cautious step toward normality as Germany balances a desire to loosen restrictions with concerns about more contagious virus variants.
  • Candy, supermarket flowers and takeout on the couch: A pandemic Valentine's Day

    HALIFAX - Canadians are expected to spend less this Valentine’s Day as COVID-19 lockdowns and ongoing economic uncertainty dampens consumer enthusiasm for the February mass-market holiday, retail experts say.
  • Trump went even further than other uber-rich to shrink taxes

    WASHINGTON - The tax-avoidance strategies that President Donald Trump capitalized on to shrink his tax bill to essentially zero are surprisingly common among major real estate developers and other uber-wealthy Americans.
  • California governor says some business may reopen this week

    YUBA CITY, Calif. - With more local governments moving ahead with their own plans for reopening, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday the state will begin gradually allowing clothing stores, florists, bookstores and sporting goods shops to open their doors after a nearly seven-week coronavirus shutdown.
  • With European economy in record drop, central bank gives aid

    FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is stepping up its efforts to cushion the economy against a record downturn that the bank's president, Christine Lagarde, said was “of a magnitude and speed that are unprecedented in peacetime.”
  • Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

    ROME - The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that life in China is edging back to normal.
  • FTD, founded 100 years before swipe right, seeks bankruptcy

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - The century old flower company FTD is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following a rough Valentine's Day and will break the business into pieces.
  • Levi's, Yelp join coalition pledging not to discriminate

    Levi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.
  • Justices won't hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

    SEATTLE - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts Monday to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, in light of the justices' recent ruling in a similar case involving a Colorado baker.

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