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Grim outlook for for LA's oil & gas industry due to virus's impact

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Grim outlook for for LA's oil & gas industry due to virus's impact

Grim outlook for for LA's oil & gas industry due to virus's impact BATON ROUGE - The economic impact of the novel coronavirus and a global petroleum price war has brought the Louisiana oil and gas industry to its knees, and the price at the pump continues to drop. Though the low gas prices may seem like a short term win for consumers, it will ultimately draw a negative affect on communities and homes across Louisiana.  As a way to provide a lifeline to those in the oil and gas industry, President Donald Trump wanted to top off funding for...

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Business owners, industry experts warn reopening by Easter won’t be easy

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Business owners, industry experts warn reopening by Easter won’t be easy

Business owners, industry experts warn reopening by Easter won’t be easy By Associated Press Shutterstock President Trump wants the country open for business by mid-April, but some experts warn it’s not as easy as flipping a switch: Economies run on confidence, and that is likely to be in short supply for as long as coronavirus cases in the US are still rising. Trump this week said he wants businesses “opened up and just raring to go by Easter,” which falls on April 12. That contradicts many public health experts, who warn that restrictions should only be lifted gradually and once more...

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Bactiguard starts manufacturing disinfectants in Sweden

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Bactiguard starts manufacturing disinfectants in Sweden

Bactiguard starts manufacturing disinfectants in Sweden Bactiguard launched the disinfectant HYDROCYN aqua® in Sweden at the beginning of March and, since then, demand has been high. As late as this weekend, products were flown in from the company's production facility in Malaysia via a newly established air bridge. Now, work is in progress to start production in Sweden as well.  “In times like these, efficient logistics is extremely important in providing patients, healthcare providers and other critical societal functions with protective medical supplies. To ensure that we can meet the needs in the Swedish and European markets, we are now...

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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

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Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever The rate of passenger fatalities has declined yet again in the last decade, accelerating a long-term trend swise — It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study by an MIT professor that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe. The study finds that between 2008 and 2017, airline passenger fatalities fell significantly compared to the previous decade, as measured per individual passenger boardings -- essentially the aggregate number of passengers. Globally, that rate is now one death per 7.9 million passenger boardings,...

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Artificial evolution of an industry

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Artificial evolution of an industry

Artificial evolution of an industry Credit: Photos courtesy of Fabindia Through more than 200 successful retail locations, Fabindia has demonstrated that traditional handwoven fabrics have modern applications.  Newswise — A research team from the University of Delaware and the Indian Institute of Management took a deeper look into the newly emerging domain of "forward-looking" business strategies and found that firms have far more ability to actively influence the future of their markets than once thought.Through a decade-long field study of Fabindia Overseas Pvt. Ltd. (Fabindia), India's largest retailer for handloom and handcrafted products, the authors mapped the evolutionary processes --...

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