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Vancouver-based Cyber Acoustics turning industry on its ear

August 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

When Steve Erickson and his partner bought their Vancouver-based company, Cyber Acoustics, they realized just how many headsets they ship to customers. Then they thought about where all those headsets… Read story

Energy secretary: Tri-Cities ‘irresistible’ for growing a clean energy hub

August 15, 2022, 7:39am Business

The Tri-Cities is well positioned to move from “cleanup to clean energy,” said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on her first visit to the Tri-Cities. Read story

Washington’s apple crop is forecast to be smaller this year

August 15, 2022, 11:09am Business

Washington’s apple crop is forecast to be a bit smaller this year because of the cool spring. Read story

Local residents, many of whom fled the war, gather to hand out donated items such as medicines, clothes, and personal belongings to their relatives on the territories occupied by Russia, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Volunteers transport these items across the frontline and distribute them to addresses at their own risk.

Ship carrying grain for Ethiopia ready to leave Ukraine

Local residents, many of whom fled the war, gather to hand out donated items such as medicines, clothes, and personal belongings to their relatives on the territories occupied by Russia, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Volunteers transport these items across the frontline and distribute them to addresses at their own risk.

August 15, 2022, 11:08am Business

A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia was getting ready Sunday to set sail from a Black Sea port, the first shipment of its kind in a program to assist countries facing famine. Read story

This photo provided by ByHeart shows Ron Belldegrun.  The co-founders of baby formula startup ByHeart began working on their product long before the current shortage that's rattled many American parents. It took Belldegrun and his sister Mia Funt six years to research, test and win regulatory approval for their company's formula.

ByHeart CEO on launching new baby formula in a supply crisis

This photo provided by ByHeart shows Ron Belldegrun.  The co-founders of baby formula startup ByHeart began working on their product long before the current shortage that's rattled many American parents. It took Belldegrun and his sister Mia Funt six years to research, test and win regulatory approval for their company's formula.

August 15, 2022, 8:25am Business

The co-founders of baby formula startup ByHeart began working on their product long before the current shortage that’s rattled many American parents. Read story

People help firefighters to deliver water to extinguish flames at Surmalu market about two kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the center Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. A strong explosion at a fireworks storage area has ripped through a market in Armenia's capital. At least one person has been killed and about 20 others have been injured. The blast on Sunday set off a large fire.

Fireworks blast at Yerevan market kills 2, injures 60

People help firefighters to deliver water to extinguish flames at Surmalu market about two kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the center Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. A strong explosion at a fireworks storage area has ripped through a market in Armenia's capital. At least one person has been killed and about 20 others have been injured. The blast on Sunday set off a large fire.

August 15, 2022, 7:55am Business

A strong explosion at a fireworks storage area tore through a popular market in Armenia’s capital on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring 60 others and setting off a large fire. Read story

FILE - US Basketball player Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens to the verdict standing in a cage in a courtroom in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drugs possession. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage.

WNBA’s Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

FILE - US Basketball player Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens to the verdict standing in a cage in a courtroom in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drugs possession. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage.

August 15, 2022, 7:54am Business

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday, amid talks between the U.S. and Russia that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap. Read story

New climate deal spurs hopes of more carbon storage projects

August 15, 2022, 7:54am Business

The rolling prairie lands of northeastern Wyoming have been a paradise of lush, knee-deep grass for sheep, cattle and pronghorn antelope this summer. Read story

FILE -- Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Starbucks is asking the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores in response to allegations of improper coordination between regional NLRB officials and the union.

Starbucks asks labor board to halt union votes temporarily

FILE -- Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Starbucks is asking the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores in response to allegations of improper coordination between regional NLRB officials and the union.

August 15, 2022, 7:53am Business

Starbucks on Monday asked the National Labor Relations Board to temporarily suspend all union elections at its U.S. stores, citing allegations from a board employee that regional NLRB officials improperly coordinated with union organizers. Read story

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange logo adorns a trading post on the floor of the Exchange on March 16, 2022, in New York. Stocks are rising again at the start of trading on Wall Street on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, putting the S&P 500 on track for its first four-week winning streak since November.

Stocks rise on Wall Street; oil drops amid economy worries

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange logo adorns a trading post on the floor of the Exchange on March 16, 2022, in New York. Stocks are rising again at the start of trading on Wall Street on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, putting the S&P 500 on track for its first four-week winning streak since November.

August 15, 2022, 7:43am Business

Stocks shed early losses and turned higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street as investors remain focused on the economy and prepare for several updates from retailers this week. Read story