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Fire contained on cargo ship off Victoria, B.C.; hunt is on for 40 containers that went overboard

October 25, 2021, 7:38am Business

The fire on a large cargo ship anchored about 5 miles off Victoria, British Columbia, that started on Saturday was all but controlled on Sunday. Read story

For vendors of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, COVID was yet another test of survival

October 25, 2021, 6:02am Business

Like many vendors at Pike Place Market, Scott Chang isn’t sure when business will resume its pre-COVID normal. Read story

The Vancouver Innovation Center is awaiting its new development. The development plans include a "dense town center" that's a 20-minute neighborhood with all the amenities that a Vancouverite would need at all hours of the day.

Vancouver Innovation Center renovations continue

The Vancouver Innovation Center is awaiting its new development. The development plans include a "dense town center" that's a 20-minute neighborhood with all the amenities that a Vancouverite would need at all hours of the day.

October 26, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Business

Since the Vancouver Innovation Center in Fisher’s Landing was purchased by new ownership from New York, much change is happening to transform the former HP headquarters into a fruitful business and living space. Read story

Pears and apples are keystone crops in the Columbia Gorge.  The Hood River Valley is a prime location for orchards and fruit.

Pear harvest exceeds predictions

Pears and apples are keystone crops in the Columbia Gorge.  The Hood River Valley is a prime location for orchards and fruit.

October 25, 2021, 4:35pm Business

YAKIMA — Proving resistant to early-summer heat, the regional pear crop is coming in better than early-season estimates, according to figures released by pear industry officials. Read story

Wall Street sets more records as earnings season gears up

October 25, 2021, 1:33pm Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is ticking further into record heights on Monday, as a better-than-expected profit reporting season gets into higher gear. Read story

A woman stands beside a sign about hiring domestic helpers for the Mideast outside an office in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The Philippines, a leading source of global labor, has fought with alarm the spike in the number of Facebook pages, which have been used for illegal job recruitment and human trafficking in the last two years. Facebook suggested a pilot program to begin in 2021 that targeted Filipinas with pop-up messages and banner ads warning them about the dangers working overseas can pose.

Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

A woman stands beside a sign about hiring domestic helpers for the Mideast outside an office in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The Philippines, a leading source of global labor, has fought with alarm the spike in the number of Facebook pages, which have been used for illegal job recruitment and human trafficking in the last two years. Facebook suggested a pilot program to begin in 2021 that targeted Filipinas with pop-up messages and banner ads warning them about the dangers working overseas can pose.

October 25, 2021, 11:55am Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast. Read story

Senior campaigner from SumOfUs Flora Rebello Arduini adjusts an installation outside parliament in Westminster in London, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. A 4-metre-high installation depicting Mark Zuckerberg surfing on a wave of cash was constructed outside parliament, as Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is due to testify to MPs on how the company puts profits ahead of public safety. The action comes after SumOfUs research revealed Instagram is still awash with posts promoting eating disorders, unproven diet supplements and skin-whitening products.

Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse

Senior campaigner from SumOfUs Flora Rebello Arduini adjusts an installation outside parliament in Westminster in London, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. A 4-metre-high installation depicting Mark Zuckerberg surfing on a wave of cash was constructed outside parliament, as Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is due to testify to MPs on how the company puts profits ahead of public safety. The action comes after SumOfUs research revealed Instagram is still awash with posts promoting eating disorders, unproven diet supplements and skin-whitening products.

October 25, 2021, 8:04am Business

LONDON — Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Frances Haugen on Monday told lawmakers in the United Kingdom working on legislation to rein in social media companies that the company is making online hate and extremism worse and outlined how it could improve online safety. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, a Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston. Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and are have been relentlessly targeting cloud service resellers and others since summer.

Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, a Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston. Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and are have been relentlessly targeting cloud service resellers and others since summer.

October 25, 2021, 8:03am Business

RICHMOND, Va. — Microsoft said Monday the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2021, mourners chant slogans as they hold a placard with Arabic that reads "Our choice is resistance" during the funeral of three Hezbollah supporters who were killed during clashes, in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh, Lebanon. Internal company documents from the former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in some of the world's most volatile regions, terrorist content and hate speech proliferate because the company remains short on moderators who speak local languages and understand cultural contexts.

Facebook’s language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2021, mourners chant slogans as they hold a placard with Arabic that reads "Our choice is resistance" during the funeral of three Hezbollah supporters who were killed during clashes, in the southern Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh, Lebanon. Internal company documents from the former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in some of the world's most volatile regions, terrorist content and hate speech proliferate because the company remains short on moderators who speak local languages and understand cultural contexts.

October 25, 2021, 8:01am Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, a flash point in the conflict. Read story

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shot works for kids 6 to 11

October 25, 2021, 8:01am Business

Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer moves toward expanding shots to children. Read story