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The U.S. Internatio­nal Trade Commission

ruled Monday it will not impose tariffs on Russian and Trinidadia­n imports of urea ammonium nitrate, which is used in liquid fertilizer­s. The decision came as a surprise because the Commerce Department said earlier this year that tariffs are needed as Russian and Trinidadia­n imports are sold at less than fair value in the United States. Fertilizer prices soared to all-time highs after supplies were thrown into chaos following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Biden administra­tion has been making efforts to keep food inflation in check.

Virgin Atlantic Airways

will carry out test flights using a flying taxi model from U.K. startup Vertical Aerospace as the futuristic technology moves closer to becoming a reality. Virgin will operate one flight from the main airport in Bristol, England, where Vertical is based, to an airfield elsewhere in the southwest. A second will link the carrier’s own London Heathrow hub and a “vertiport” to be built by infrastruc­ture firm Skyports.

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