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Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%

February 28, 2020, 2:10pm Business

Stocks sank again Friday after another wild day on Wall Street, extending a rout that handed the market its worst week since October 2008 at the height of the financial… Read story

After 13 months, tower crane on Vancouver waterfront coming down

February 27, 2020, 6:18pm Clark County Business

The tower crane at the Kirkland Tower and Hotel Indigo at The Waterfront Vancouver is coming down after about 13 months in use downtown. Read story

Coal company bankruptcies shifted $865M in liabilities to taxpayers

February 28, 2020, 4:35pm Business

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office revealed that shoddy government enforcement has allowed coal companies to transfer $865 million of disability liabilities to taxpayers during bankruptcies in recent years. Read story

Cruise lines scramble to respond to coronavirus

February 28, 2020, 4:32pm Business

MIAMI — Being trapped aboard a ship with thousands of people as the new coronavirus spreads around the world isn’t the kind of serene vacation envisioned by most travelers, many of whom are delaying or canceling planned cruises at a time when bookings should be at their busiest. Read story

Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on face masks

February 28, 2020, 8:53am Business

Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. Read story

Financial pain deepens as nearly 60 countries report virus

February 28, 2020, 8:47am Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the disease emptied shops and amusement parks, canceled events, cut trade and travel and dragged already slumping financial markets even lower. Read story

Avista Corp. sees Q4 net earnings climb $5 million

February 28, 2020, 6:03am Business

SPOKANE -- Avista Corp. on Wednesday reported a $5 million increase in net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year. Read story

Personal Fianance: Retired but need cash? There’s lots of options

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Business

Most Americans don’t have enough money saved to retire on, and Social Security isn’t sufficient all by itself. Where do you find yourself in relation to these figures? Read story

U.S. pending home sales rose 5.2% in January

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Business

WASHINGTON -- There was a 5.2 percent jump in Americans signing contracts to buy homes in January from the previous month as lower mortgage rates and a solid economy are pushing up demand for housing. Read story

Senate OKs $1 billion for small telecom providers

February 28, 2020, 6:01am Business

NEW YORK -- The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. Read story