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Starbucks’ labor pivot poised to spur new unionization wave

March 3, 2024, 6:02am Business

Starbucks Corp.’s new commitment to work with its main union to end hostilities and hash out a fair process for labor organizing is a landmark moment for labor relations —… Read story

At 78, this longtime bookseller can’t afford to keep her store open — or live in California

March 3, 2024, 6:00am Business

“Welcome to the Book Rack,” Karen Kropp says, her eyes panning the increasingly sparse shelves inside her bookstore. Read story

From unicorn to bust: Inside the fall of Seattle online retailer Zulily

March 3, 2024, 4:00pm Business

More than a decade ago, when online retailer Zulily was getting off the ground, it had the culture, chaos and capital of a high-flying startup. Read story

As climate change threatens snow sports, Seattle-based Evo branches out

March 3, 2024, 3:59pm Business

Bryce Phillips doesn't remember a winter as warm as this one. Read story

FILE - People stand in line waiting to enter Trader Joe&#039;s to buy groceries in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on March 24, 2020. More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe&#039;s are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Trader Joe’s chicken soup dumplings recalled for possibly containing permanent marker plastic

FILE - People stand in line waiting to enter Trader Joe&#039;s to buy groceries in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on March 24, 2020. More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe&#039;s are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday, March 2, 2024.

March 3, 2024, 12:35pm Business

More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe's are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday. Read story

U.S. President Joe Biden drives the new electric Ford F-150 Lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Presidential election a fork in the road for automakers’ EV plans

U.S. President Joe Biden drives the new electric Ford F-150 Lightning at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

March 3, 2024, 6:00am Business

Depending on whom Americans elect to the presidency in November, the U.S. auto industry could be looking at two vastly different product and profitability scenarios. Read story

FILE - Matthew Weiner, creator of &ldquo;Mad Men,&rdquo; stands among cast and crew members as he accepts the award for best drama series at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2009. (AP Photos/Mark J.

They are TV’s ghosts — networks that somehow survive with little reason to watch them anymore

FILE - Matthew Weiner, creator of &ldquo;Mad Men,&rdquo; stands among cast and crew members as he accepts the award for best drama series at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2009. (AP Photos/Mark J.

March 3, 2024, 6:00am Business

The list of memorable characters and personalities who entered popular culture through cable television is long: Honey Boo Boo. Tony Soprano. Lizzie McGuire. Don Draper. Jon Stewart. Beavis and Butt-Head. Chip and Joanna Gaines. SpongeBob SquarePants. Read story

Annie Kopacitino holds her daughter, who she says has been affected by the pollution caused by oil drilling, in her village of Tshiende, Moanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023. The country is looking to expand the oil drilling.

As Congo seeks to expand drilling, some communities worry pollution will worsen

Annie Kopacitino holds her daughter, who she says has been affected by the pollution caused by oil drilling, in her village of Tshiende, Moanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023. The country is looking to expand the oil drilling.

March 3, 2024, 6:00am Business

The oil drills that loom down the road from Adore Ngaka’s home remind him daily of everything he’s lost. The extraction in his village in western Congo has polluted the soil, withered his crops and forced the family to burn through savings to survive, he said. Read story

Patrons dine at the Carts by the Park food cart pod Thursday in Ridgefield.

Food cart pods hard to grow in Clark County

Patrons dine at the Carts by the Park food cart pod Thursday in Ridgefield.

March 2, 2024, 6:06am Business

While food cart pods are plentiful and popular in Portland, they haven’t achieved the same level of success in Clark County despite early enthusiasm. Read story

Thanksgiving holiday skiers descend near the North Ridge Quad chairlift Nov. 24 at Killington Ski Resort in Killington, Vt. A new study says U.S. ski areas lost about $5 billion from 2000 to 2019 as a result of human-caused climate change. (Robert F.

Climate change costly for ski areas

Thanksgiving holiday skiers descend near the North Ridge Quad chairlift Nov. 24 at Killington Ski Resort in Killington, Vt. A new study says U.S. ski areas lost about $5 billion from 2000 to 2019 as a result of human-caused climate change. (Robert F.

March 2, 2024, 6:04am Business

U.S. ski areas lost $5 billion from 2000 to 2019 as a result of human-caused climate change and could lose around $1 billion annually in the 2050s depending on how much emissions are reduced, a new study found. Read story