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Uptown Florist Westerville Strives to Cultivate Happiness

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth in a series on iconic Westerville businesses featured monthly. The goal of the owners of Westerville Florist, an Uptown staple at 14 S. State St. since 1958, is evergreen. “Our goal is to cultivate happiness in everything we do, whether it’s flowers or giving,” …

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Ram pickup beats Silverado as Stellantis US sales drop 2% in 2021

The Ram pickup topped sales of the Chevrolet Silverado in 2021 for the second time, despite parent company Stellantis NV’s sales declining 2% for the year from 2020. Ram sold 569,388 pickup trucks, up 1%, in 2021. Chevrolet sold 529,765 Silverado trucks, down almost 11%. General Motors Co., however, has …

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Egypt plans $ 7 billion IPO of power plants built with Siemens

LONDON: Greta Thunberg’s bitter sacking of world leaders for their promises to fight global warming as ‘blah, blah, blah’ was not what it turned out, too far off target in 2021. Despite serious commitments from Washington to Beijing to reduce fossil fuel consumption and reduce global heating emissions, demand for …

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Risks and opportunities for the agricultural sector in 2022

Overall, 2021 has been a fairly good year for the agriculture industry. Agricultural commodity prices and net farm income are well above pre-pandemic levels and landowners benefit from the higher land values. Compared to 2020, farmers get much more of their income from the sale of agricultural and livestock products, …

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During Reliance Family Day, Ambani talks about “leadership transition” in the company

Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani spoke on Tuesday of the leadership transition in his energy-to-retail conglomerate, saying he wanted the process to be speeded up with seniors, including himself, ceding to the younger generation. Ambani, 64, who has never spoken of succession plans at the country’s most valuable company, said Reliance …

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Virginia’s fledgling marijuana industry took root in Richmond and expanded in 2021

A Green Leaf Medical employee tends to marijuana plants at the company’s growing and processing facility in Richmond. (BizSense File Photos) At the end of what was already a pivotal year for marijuana in Virginia, a recent move by state lawmakers could be seen as an early Christmas present for …

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Some Carytown businesses report ‘great’ Christmas season

RICHMOND, Virginia – Chet Bland and Eugene Henry were among the few retail workers still showing up as the sun sets over Carytown in Richmond on Friday night. “Christmas Eve from start to finish has been great so far,” said Bland. “We are devastated. It’s been super busy. Bland’s dad …

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North Bay nurse explains why she quit her profession

As many frontline healthcare professionals face burnout from COVID-19, a former nurse in North Bay shares why she quit her job. Katelyn Boulet is a six year old RN from Northern Ontario who quit her dream job in critical care and now works in retail. THE BREAKING POINT “It was …

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Maine Voices: Windfall for Solar Developers Will Push Maine’s Electricity Rates Up Again

In its rush to tackle climate change, the Maine legislature has given a multi-million dollar windfall to developers of solar farms that threatens to increase electricity rates by up to 20%. It is not too late to amend this legislation before all these solar farms are built. This impending rate …

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Siouxland man uses Christmas season to grow thousands of poinsettias

CHEROKEE, Iowa (KCAU) – John Beier of The flowered house in Cherokee, Iowa, worked with a flower associated with winter and Christmas. “When you see the poinsettia around it, you say it’s Christmas,” Beier said. The flowers are unique, blooming in low light. “When the nights are longer than the …

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