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FORT MYERS BEACH Business owners on Fort Myers Beach say more visitors have already come to town ahead of Spring Break. They discuss their plans to manage these crowds. The sights and sounds of spring break arrived earlier than expected. Kathy Doherty is a Sunset Beach Tropical Grill hostess. “They’re here early. They’re …

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration plans to allow a sweeping Trump-era rule aimed at combating Chinese technology threats to take effect next month, over objections from U.S. businesses, according to people familiar with the matter. The rule, initially proposed in November, enables the Commerce Department to ban technology-related business transactions that it determines pose a national security …

On Monday, many more Connecticut residents will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Folks 55 and older, teachers, school staff and child care providers can start signing up for an appointment next week. “We’ll be changing the logic in our system at 6 o’clock in the morning on Monday, March 1,” said Eric Arila, …

Customers at McDonald’s, Ikea, Popeyes, and others say they can’t pay using their credit cards. The payments processor Fiserv said its services were interrupted on Friday. Earlier in the day, Chick-fil-A experienced an outage and gave out free meals. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Businesses across the US are accepting only …

The American Museum of Science and Energy is considered one of the top tourist attractions in Oak Ridge, attracting around 65,000 per year, according to officials. OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — A museum teaching visitors about science and technology in Oak Ridge signed a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to improve their education …

A portion of Route 206 was shut down following a fatal crash in Sussex County Friday afternoon, reports say. A car under-rode a tractor-trailer and became entrapped near 435 Rt. 206 in Andover around 2:30 p.m., according to initial and unconfirmed reports. At least one person was killed in the crash, the report said. The …

Because the recording was collected by Turkey, an allied country, it was not within the power of the C.I.A. to declassify a transcript of the recording, at least not without the blessing of Ankara, current and former officials said. Such details are part of the mosaic of facts that led the C.I.A. to conclude Prince …

A game of one-upmanship has been unfolding among Canada’s telecom giants as they seek to score 5G market dominance. After an initially tempered rollout – at least by international standards – of the next-generation wireless infrastructure, the country’s top three providers have been unfurling a flurry of network expansion announcements since the summer. Early last …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating multiple break-ins at businesses that happened on Monday, February 2. Police say BurgerIM, Mission BBQ and Bad Daddy’s along Medical Center Parkway were broken into. A concrete cinder block was used to break the front or side glass doors of the businesses in order to …

The state remains in what’s known as Phase 1a of the rollout. COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina health leaders will give an update on the vaccine rollout in the state, including any updates on a timeline on when the vaccinations could expand to other groups. DHEC will give a briefing at 2 p.m. via a …