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Safe By Summer asks Clark County employers to aim for 80% vaccinated

May 18, 2021, 6:01am Business

Several of Clark County’s biggest business associations are rolling out a coordinated vaccination campaign called Safe By Summer, calling on local employers of all sizes to pledge that they will… Read story

Willamette Valley Vineyards winery tasting room, restaurant coming to the Waterfront Vancouver

May 18, 2021, 6:04am Business

A new winery tasting room and full-service restaurant, Willamette Valley Vineyards, is coming to the Waterfront Vancouver. Read story

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and the US' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, left, pose prior to a meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Kerry says U.S. examining carbon border tax, sees risks

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and the US' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, left, pose prior to a meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

May 18, 2021, 12:32pm Business

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday that Washington is looking into the possibility of introducing a fee on imports from countries that don't tax heavy polluters, but he cautioned that such a move could carry risks “downstream.” Read story

Lawmakers quiz Boeing, FAA about recent issues with planes

May 18, 2021, 12:31pm Business

WASHINGTON — Two key members of Congress are seeking records from Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration about production problems with two of the company’s most popular airliners. Read story

President Joe Biden waves as he walks towards Marine One on the Ellipse at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Detroit to visit the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.

Israel, Gaza violence overshadows Biden’s domestic plans

President Joe Biden waves as he walks towards Marine One on the Ellipse at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Detroit to visit the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.

May 18, 2021, 12:15pm Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — President Joe Biden’s efforts to spotlight his big infrastructure plans are suddenly being overshadowed by the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians, the conflict sparking protests during his visit to a Ford electric vehicle center in Michigan on Tuesday as the White House faced growing pressure… Read story

Feds seize $3.6M from Oregon company over sale of fake N95 masks

May 18, 2021, 8:38am Business

PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government has seized $3.6 million from the bank account of a company involved in a deal to sell $4.5 million in overpriced, counterfeit N95 masks to the state of Maine. Read story

A carpenter aligns a beam for a wall frame at a new house site in Madison County, Miss., Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  U.S. home construction fell by a bigger-than-expected amount in April but the drop came after housing had risen to the highest level in 15 years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, May 18, that construction dropped 9.5% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units.  % in April to an annual rate of 1.76 million units, a good sign that the April dip in construction will be temporary.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

U.S. home construction falls a surprise 9.5% in April

A carpenter aligns a beam for a wall frame at a new house site in Madison County, Miss., Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  U.S. home construction fell by a bigger-than-expected amount in April but the drop came after housing had risen to the highest level in 15 years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday, May 18, that construction dropped 9.5% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units.  % in April to an annual rate of 1.76 million units, a good sign that the April dip in construction will be temporary.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

May 18, 2021, 8:03am Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction fell a surprisingly sharp 9.5% in April and economists attributed that partially builders to who delayed projects because of a surge in lumber prices and other supply constraints. Read story

Seattle-based Zipwhip to be acquired for $850 million by digital communications firm Twilio

May 18, 2021, 8:02am Business

Zipwhip, the Seattle-based provider of toll-free messaging for businesses, will be acquired by digital communications firm Twilio for $850 million in cash and stock, the companies announced Monday. Read story

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and the US' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, left, pose prior to a meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Energy agency: End new fossil fuel supply investments

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and the US' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, left, pose prior to a meeting at the Foreign Office in Berlin on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

May 18, 2021, 8:01am Business

BERLIN — A report by the International Energy Agency says immediate action is needed to reshape the world’s energy sector in order to meet ambitious climate goals by 2050, including ending investments in new coal mines, oil and gas wells. Read story

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Stocks were mixed, moving between small gains and losses on Tuesday morning, as investors remain focused on the possibility for more inflation later this year as well as the economic recovery as the coronavirus pandemic comes to a close.

Stock indexes veer lower; Walmart rises on online sales

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, specialist Peter Mazza works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Stocks were mixed, moving between small gains and losses on Tuesday morning, as investors remain focused on the possibility for more inflation later this year as well as the economic recovery as the coronavirus pandemic comes to a close.

May 18, 2021, 8:01am Business

U.S. stock indexes are lower Tuesday as investors focused on the possibility of more inflation later this year and economic recovery as the coronavirus pandemic eases. Read story