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Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Business

Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of… Read story

Government, consumers want lower EV prices, but automakers still pricing high

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Business

Government officials and consumers want to see cheaper electric vehicles, but automakers are launching expensive options as they work to make these types of vehicles affordable down the road. Read story

‘Like science fiction,’ Seattle startup sends laser-equipped robots to zap weeds on farmland

April 18, 2021, 3:33pm Business

When vegetable farmer Shay Myers needs to weed 30 acres of organic onions, he's typically hired a crew of around 30 people for a day of work that can be tedious, including sometimes using pocket knives to carve away weeds around the onions. This season, he hopes to use two… Read story

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

April 18, 2021, 3:31pm Business

LOS ALTOS, Calif. — Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81. Read story

Post harvest scientist Fang Tham measures the force needed to puncture a chayote with a penetrometer at Hazel Technologies in Chicago on November 15, 2019. This measurement helps determine the quality of the fruit.

This food tech startup wants to keep the world’s bananas and avocados fresher longer

Post harvest scientist Fang Tham measures the force needed to puncture a chayote with a penetrometer at Hazel Technologies in Chicago on November 15, 2019. This measurement helps determine the quality of the fruit.

April 18, 2021, 10:30am Business

Hazel Technologies, a Chicago-based startup that created a small drop-in packet to keep bananas and other produce from turning prematurely brown, is starting to produce a lot of green. Read story

This image provided by General Motors shows the GM Logo.   The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what was a festering conflict into the spotlight because automakers want to pay less. The union says in a statement about GM's announcement Friday, April 16, 2021 that it would build a second U.S. battery plant that the company has a "moral obligation" to pay the higher wages.

Union presses GM to pay full wages at electric vehicle plants

This image provided by General Motors shows the GM Logo.   The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what was a festering conflict into the spotlight because automakers want to pay less. The union says in a statement about GM's announcement Friday, April 16, 2021 that it would build a second U.S. battery plant that the company has a "moral obligation" to pay the higher wages.

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. Read story

Deserted desks line the main office of ZoomInfo in downtown Vancouver. Many Clark County offices have been empty for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although some companies are now eyeing a summer return as vaccination rates pick up.

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo to resume in-person work

Deserted desks line the main office of ZoomInfo in downtown Vancouver. Many Clark County offices have been empty for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although some companies are now eyeing a summer return as vaccination rates pick up.

April 18, 2021, 6:02am Business

One of Clark County’s biggest employers, Vancouver-based marketing intelligence company ZoomInfo, announced last week that it will resume partial in-person work at all but one of its offices starting July 6. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

April 18, 2021, 6:01am Business Briefs

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Fewer than 1 in 4 workers has gone back to the office as businesses plot a wider reopening

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Business

People had started showing up to the office again in greater numbers, but fled for home as the recent coronavirus surge shook the region, fresh data show. Read story

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2019 file photo shows a Peloton logo on the company's stationary bicycle in San Francisco.   Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday, April 17, 2021, that it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child.

After child dies, U.S. regulator warns about Peloton treadmill

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2019 file photo shows a Peloton logo on the company's stationary bicycle in San Francisco.   Safety regulators are warning people with kids and pets to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Saturday, April 17, 2021, that it received reports of children and a pet being pulled, pinned and entrapped under the rear roller of the treadmill, leading to fractures, scrapes and the death of one child.

April 17, 2021, 8:58pm Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and nearly 40 others were injured. Read story