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In wake of extreme heat wave, Clark Public Utilities plans upgrades

August 3, 2021, 6:01am Business

The late June heat wave pushed temperatures in Clark County to record-breaking highs, and it generated a corresponding spike in regional electricity consumption as residents hunkered down at home and… Read story

FAA tells Boeing emergency details for pilots must be enhanced

August 3, 2021, 10:34pm Business

Boeing, under intensifying regulatory scrutiny after the fatal MAX crashes, has been directed by the Federal Aviation Administration to rework its flight manuals for both the 777X and MAX 10… Read story

Stocks slip on Wall Street, pulling S&P 500 below record

August 4, 2021, 2:20pm Business

Stocks gave back some of their recent gains Wednesday after a disappointing jobs report stoked worry about the strength of the economic recovery as a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus spreads. Read story

Microsoft to require U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated

August 4, 2021, 7:42am Business

REDMOND — Microsoft has reversed course and will now require employees to be fully vaccinated to enter the company’s U.S. offices and other worksites, starting next month. Read story

Smoke, ash, heat and drought hurting Washington agriculture

August 4, 2021, 7:41am Business

SEATTLE — It’s been a tough summer for agriculture across Washington state. Read story

Treasury announces auctions to raise $126 billion next week

August 4, 2021, 7:41am Business

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department announced Wednesday it will raise $126 billion to finance the government in a series of auctions next week by employing emergency measures to keep from broaching the newly imposed debt limit. Read story

U.S. will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refuge

August 4, 2021, 7:40am Business

JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday it is moving ahead with a new environmental review of oil and gas leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Interior secretary said she found “multiple legal deficiencies” in a prior review that provided a basis for… Read story

FILE - This June 16, 2021 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street, Tuesday, Aug. 3,  as traders weigh another big set of company earnings reports, which have been coming in largely ahead of analysts' forecasts.

Stocks shake off a wobbly start, end higher on Wall Street

FILE - This June 16, 2021 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange.  Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street, Tuesday, Aug. 3,  as traders weigh another big set of company earnings reports, which have been coming in largely ahead of analysts' forecasts.

August 3, 2021, 1:40pm Business

Technology and health care companies led a broad rally on Wall Street Tuesday that helped stocks overcome a wobbly start and recoup their losses from a day earlier. Read story

FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, Tyson Foods team members receive COVID-19 vaccines from health officials at the Wilkesboro, N.C. facility.  Tyson Foods will require all of its U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first major employer of frontline workers to so amid a resurgence of the virus. Tyson, one of the world's largest food companies, announced Tuesday, Aug. 3,  that members of leadership team must be vaccinated by Sept. 24 and the rest of its office workers by Oct. 1.

Tyson Foods, Microsoft to require vaccination for U.S. workers

FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, Tyson Foods team members receive COVID-19 vaccines from health officials at the Wilkesboro, N.C. facility.  Tyson Foods will require all of its U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first major employer of frontline workers to so amid a resurgence of the virus. Tyson, one of the world's largest food companies, announced Tuesday, Aug. 3,  that members of leadership team must be vaccinated by Sept. 24 and the rest of its office workers by Oct. 1.

August 3, 2021, 11:59am Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat processer Tyson Foods will require all of its U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first major employers of frontline workers to so amid a resurgence of the virus. Read story

Emerald Kalama Chemical sold for $1 billion

August 3, 2021, 10:52am Business

Emerald Kalama Chemical, which manufactures chemicals used in flavors, fragrances, foods, cosmetics and other consumer products, has been sold to a German company for $1.04 billion. Read story