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Clark County brewers hit by nationwide aluminum shortage

October 24, 2020, 6:05am Business

One of the many tangential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is a nationwide shortage of aluminum cans. America's major beer and soda producers have been sounding the alarm for months,… Read story

Working in Clark County: Daniel Monroe, psychic medium

October 24, 2020, 5:10am Business

Jobs that involve communicating with dead people and telling futures has a market size of $2 billion in America, according to the website IBISWorld. Nonetheless, the U.S. Bureau of Labor… Read story

Alphina Kamara at Wesleyan University, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Middletown, Conn. Kamara, a junior at Wesleyan University studying English and sociology, says she was never encouraged to explore options like an engineering course while in high school.

Analysis: Racial inequity in who takes career, tech courses

Alphina Kamara at Wesleyan University, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Middletown, Conn. Kamara, a junior at Wesleyan University studying English and sociology, says she was never encouraged to explore options like an engineering course while in high school.

October 25, 2020, 2:56pm Business

Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her high school in Wilmington, Delaware. Read story

Contractors install modular frame plywood board panel walls house on the home construction site in 2018 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Oriented Strand Board now fetches a higher price as increased demand and tight supplies lead to delivery delays and elevated construction costs in the U.S. and Canada.

Homebuyers’ wallets hammered as prices for plywood substitute spike

Contractors install modular frame plywood board panel walls house on the home construction site in 2018 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Oriented Strand Board now fetches a higher price as increased demand and tight supplies lead to delivery delays and elevated construction costs in the U.S. and Canada.

October 25, 2020, 1:56pm Business

Americans are coughing up $4,600 more on average to buy their dream home than six months ago — thanks to a record run-up in prices for a once-cheap plywood substitute. Read story

A truck is seen outside the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island as workers strike in demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus on March 30, 2020 in New York. Amazon's warehouses have more costly workplace injury claims than meatpacking or logging, Washington state says.

Amazon’s warehouses have more costly workplace injury claims than meatpacking or logging, Washington state says

A truck is seen outside the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island as workers strike in demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus on March 30, 2020 in New York. Amazon's warehouses have more costly workplace injury claims than meatpacking or logging, Washington state says.

October 25, 2020, 6:05am Business

To reflect the greater risk of injury to workers inside Amazon’s high-speed e-commerce warehouses, state officials propose charging the commerce giant a higher workers’ compensation premium for its fulfillment centers than for mechanized logging operations, law enforcement agencies, meatpacking plants and more than 260 other Washington industries. Read story

Hydrogen fuel could revolutionize airlines. Here’s how that could look

October 25, 2020, 6:02am Business

Environmentally conscious travelers are in a quandary. Read story

5 credit mistakes that can haunt you

October 25, 2020, 6:02am Business

Some credit mistakes are a lot worse than others. Little ones, like paying a credit card bill a day late, may cost you a penalty fee, but that’s a relatively minor irritation — it’s not going to stand between you and a mortgage. Other seemingly small slip-ups can lead to full-fledged disasters. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

October 25, 2020, 6:02am Business Briefs

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In this March 24, 2020 file photo, Woodward Avenue is shown nearly empty in Detroit. Before the coronavirus showed up, downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many office workers to their homes in the suburbs, those who remain wonder if revitalization will ever return.

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

In this March 24, 2020 file photo, Woodward Avenue is shown nearly empty in Detroit. Before the coronavirus showed up, downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many office workers to their homes in the suburbs, those who remain wonder if revitalization will ever return.

October 25, 2020, 6:02am Business

DETROIT — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Read story

The accuracy of death certificates has never been more important

October 25, 2020, 6:02am Business

A death certificate is a final marker in someone’s life — an official accounting of the end. Read story