February 26, 2021


Wyoming will lift COVID-19 restrictions on salons, barbers and other personal care businesses | Wyoming News

Dan Ridinger, owner of Citizen Shave barber shop, cuts Travis Tharp’s hair on May 1 in Casper. Personal care businesses will soon face no additional health restrictions besides those for all public places.

Wyoming will lift all restrictions on personal care businesses imposed by public health orders for the first time since those orders were introduced last spring, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday.

The changes go into effect Monday. Personal care businesses include hair and nail salons, barber shops, tattoo and massage parlors, and other cosmetology establishments.

Restrictions on businesses have been gradually loosened since being introduced

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11 charged in scheme to defraud Georgia-based insurance company | News

State insurance officials announced 11 individuals have been charged in scheme to defraud a Georgia-based insurance company.

According to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King, warrants were issued after the 11 individuals tried to allegedly defraud American Family Life Assurance Company (Aflac) out of $120,000.

The insurance commissioner said healthcare employees filed 79 fraudulent insurance claims on their accident and hospital polices for services that were never rendered.

“These 11 individuals were part of a coordinated effort to defraud a prominent Georgia-based company,” said Commissioner King. “These types of fraudulent actions lead to increased premiums for all Georgians.

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Steve Poteet named outstanding Engineer of the Year and more business news

Steve Poteet named top Engineer of 2021

Steve Poteet, a mechanical engineer who has worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority and HDR for more than three decades, was awarded the highest honor Monday by the Chattanooga Engineers Club during the start of the club’s annual Engineer Week celebrations.

Poteet, who serves as the 2021 president of the Chattanooga Engineer Club, was presented the Outstanding Engineer of the Year award for this year

Poteet is a senior project manager at HDR where he has worked for over 11 years. Previously he has 30 years of hydro and fossil power experience with

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4 tips for starting or reinventing a business in tough times | News

Think the best time to start a business is in a booming economy? Maybe. But some of the biggest business success stories in recent decades actually came from a good idea hatched during a recession.

Consider these names: CNN, Uber, Airbnb and Square. There are many more.

The effects of COVID-19 are forcing existing businesses to reinvent themselves, and some of today’s most significant business obstacles will spark new startups offering innovative solutions.

With the pandemic quickly shifting consumer behavior, more than $3 trillion is expected to be lost or moved to the businesses best prepared to exploit the possibilities,

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Insurance retirees don’t need | Business News

If you develop one of these conditions, the insurer sends you a lump sum cash payment, ranging between $10,000 and $50,000, that can be spent however you want. Howard isn’t crazy about this type of insurance, “where unless a specific situation happens, you don’t get anything back.”

He suggests reviewing your potential out-of-pocket costs for health insurance to see whether you need critical illness insurance or if you could manage the bills with savings.

Social Security insurance:

  • All the dysfunction and uncertainty in Washington has led to a new product: Social Security insurance. It’s a type of annuity, an insurance
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Bitcoin miners raked in more than $1 billion in combined earnings last month. Here’s how they make money. | Currency News | Financial and Business News

Bitcoin miners earned a combined $1.1 billion in January.
  • Bitcoin mining is the process that allows new coins to enter circulation, adding to the crypto ecosystem.
  • Miners receive bitcoin as a reward for verifying “blocks” of transactions on the blockchain.
  • Last month, they earned more than $1 billion in combined earnings. Here’s how they do it. 
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Bitcoin is created on a decentralized network called the blockchain, where a vast network of digital “miners” work to verify transactions at any given time.

These miners earned a combined $1.1 billion in

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