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Family Business: Leavitts continuing 140 years of tradition at funeral homes | News, Sports, Jobs
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Family Business: Leavitts continuing 140 years of tradition at funeral homes | News, Sports, Jobs

George Elmendorf Leavitt, pictured in 1881, was the first generation owner of what would become Leavitt Funeral Service. The business in 1865 as a cooperage, barrel making shop up on New England Ridge. It eventually became a general store. Over time, people began asking him to make caskets for funerals. He passed the business to his son, C.T. Leavitt. (Photo Provided) Under C.T. Leavitt, the business grew with its first funeral home location and its first motorized hearse around 1910. (Photo Provided) Under CT Leavitt, the business grew with its first funeral home location and its first motorized hearse around 1910. (Photo Provided) C.T. Passed the...
US Stocks Rise Broadly, Remain on Track for Weekly Gains
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US Stocks Rise Broadly, Remain on Track for Weekly Gains

By DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday, keeping the market on track to break a three-week losing streak.The S&P 500 rose 1.2% as of 12:15 p.m. Eastern and is up 3.3% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 306 points, or 1%, to 32,078 and the Nasdaq rose 1.7%. Each index is on track for its first weekly gain in four weeks.Technology stocks and retailers had some of the biggest gains. Microsoft rose 1.8% and Amazon rose 1.6%.DocuSign jumped 8% after the electronic signature company reported strong second-quarter sales and raised its subscription forecast.Political CartoonsAll 11 industry sectors in the benchmark S&P 500 rose, though makers of household goods and utilities, which are typically consi...
California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave
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California and the West Broil in Record Heat Wave

By ADAM BEAM, Associated PressSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A record-setting heat wave made life miserable in much of the West on Tuesday, with California stretching into its second week of excessive heat that taxed the state's power supply and threatened power shortages that could prompt blackouts while people were desperately trying to stay cool.The California Independent System Operator, the entity that oversees the state's electrical grid, said there could be “rotating power outages" Tuesday evening when demand for power could reach an all-time high.Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged residents to conserve, warning in a video message that “the risk for outages is real and it’s immediate.”“This heat wave is on track to be both the hottest and the longest on record for the state and many p...
Search Ends for 9 Missing in Northwest Floatplane Crash
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Search Ends for 9 Missing in Northwest Floatplane Crash

By MARTHA BELLISLE and MANUEL VALDES, Associated PressWHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for nine people missing after a floatplane crashed in the waters of Puget Sound northwest of Seattle.A nearby resident said they heard what sounded like a thunderclap at the time of the crash Sunday.Just after noon on Monday, the Coast Guard said it was halting the search for survivors after “saturating an area” of more than 2,100 square nautical miles (nearly 2,800 square miles or 7,250 square kilometers).“All next of kin have been notified of this decision,” the Coast Guard said on Twitter. “Our hearts go out to the families, loved ones and friends of those who remain missing and the deceased.”Political CartoonsThe body of a 10th person, an unidentified fema...
Gorbachev Buried in Moscow in Funeral Snubbed by Putin
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Gorbachev Buried in Moscow in Funeral Snubbed by Putin

By JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Russians who came for a last look at former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday mourned both the man and his policies that gave them hope. President Vladimir Putin claimed to be too busy to attend.Gorbachev, who died Tuesday at age 91, launched drastic reforms that helped end the Cold War. But he also precipitated the breakup of the Soviet Union, which Putin had called the 20th century's “greatest geopolitical catastrophe.”The farewell viewing of his body in an ostentatious hall near the Kremlin was shadowed by the awareness that the openness Gorbachev championed has been stifled under Putin.“I want to thank him for my childhood of freedom, which we don’t have today,” said mourner Ilya, a financial services wor...
Peaks and Valleys: Officials, business leaders eye West Virginia’s workforce needs | News, Sports, Jobs
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Peaks and Valleys: Officials, business leaders eye West Virginia’s workforce needs | News, Sports, Jobs

Steve White, left, director of the Affiliated Construction Trades in West Virginia, inspects a welding test at the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 667 apprenticeship training facility in Winfield. (Photo by Steven Allen Adams) WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — West Virginia has a good problem to have, but a problem regardless: With new businesses coming to the state and major proposed construction projects on the horizon, will there be enough workers to fill the needed jobs. “My biggest concern is will we have the labor force to provide the demand that people want and what we can do. That’s what we have to be able to do,” said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to a ballroom at the Greenbrier...
Best Web Hosting Services for Small Businesses of 2022
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Best Web Hosting Services for Small Businesses of 2022

Popular Web Hosting ServicesMonthly Cost$2.95/Month and UpAnnual Cost$119.88/Year and UpBandwidthUnmeteredHosting TypeShared, Dedicated, VPS, and moreSee ReviewMonthly Cost$2.75/Month and UpAnnual Cost$107.40/Year and UpBandwidthUnmeteredHosting TypeShared, Dedicated, VPS, and moreSee ReviewMonthly Cost$2.99/Month and UpAnnual Cost$179.88/Year and UpBandwidthUnmeteredHosting TypeShared, Cloud, WooCommerce, and moreSee ReviewWhen you own or manage a small business, you can’t always rely on the immediate name recognition that large brands enjoy. In order to promote your business, you likely rely on word of mouth, creative advertising, and web presence. A good website is absolutely essential for any modern business. It’s generally the first place that both potential and existing customers ...
Business owners meet to discuss MDOT 16th Avenue project
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Business owners meet to discuss MDOT 16th Avenue project

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Business owners along 16th Avenue in Laurel met tonight to discuss how the Mississippi Department of Transportation could potentially affect businesses. Many business owners fear the thought of having to close due to this possibility. “We have business owners who have businesses on 16th Ave who state to me publicly and have stated in the newspaper publicly that their businesses on Highway 49 saw a 40 percent reduction in income and in customers,” 16th Avenue Committee Spokesperson Ron Swindall said. “When you have that much of a reduction and in income and in customers, that is something that is devastating to businesses.”The growing concern has led business owners to start petitions, talk to local officials and even seek legal consultation.However, the potential ...
Major Boston Suburb Finds ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Its Water
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Major Boston Suburb Finds ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Its Water

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Cambridge is temporarily switching the source of its drinking water after finding elevated levels of toxic “forever chemicals" in its water supply, the city said in a statement.The PFAS levels in the water are above what state standards allow, Friday's statement said.The city across the Charles River from Boston and home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will get water for its nearly 120,000 residents from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s system starting Tuesday until November, when it is expected to install a new filter at its water treatment facility.“Replacing the filter media will ensure that our PFAS levels will be reliably and consistently below the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protecti...
Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others
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Russia to hold sweeping joint war games with China, others

MOSCOW -- Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping war games drills in the country’s east that will involve forces from China — a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin's action in Ukraine.The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Vostok 2022 (East 2022) exercise will be held Sept. 1-7 in various locations in Russia's Far East and the Sea of Japan and involve more than 50,000 troops, over 5,000 weapons units, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships.The drills will be conducted at seven firing ranges in far eastern Russia and will engage troops from several ex-Soviet nations, China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Syria.The ministry said that units of Russian Airborne troops, long-range bombers and military ...