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Amazon to donate items to benefit U.S. charities

December 10, 2019, 7:24pm Business

Amazon is donating hundreds of thousands of needed items such as socks, blankets and canned food to hundreds of U.S. charities that created wish lists on the company's site, and giving five organizations working on homelessness $1 million each. Read story

Airlines expect busy Christmas, New Year’s

December 10, 2019, 7:23pm Business Briefs

WASHINGTON -- Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New Year's season, with 3 percent more people flying in the U.S. than during last year's holiday stretch. Read story

San Francisco tightens rules for tech tryouts

December 10, 2019, 7:23pm Business Briefs

SAN FRANCISCO -- Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are now requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Read story

Fidelity cuts its valuation of Juul to new low

December 9, 2019, 5:46pm Business

Fidelity Investments, an early investor in Juul Labs Inc., has further cut its valuation of the troubled e-cigarette company to $16.4 billion. Read story

Ridgefield port receives broadband study grant

December 9, 2019, 5:44pm Business

The Port of Ridgefield received a $50,000 grant for a broadband planning-feasibility study. The grant was one of nine, totaling $450,000, doled out by the Washington State Public Works Board at a meeting on Friday. Read story

George Laurer, inventor of UPC, dies at 94

December 9, 2019, 5:44pm Business

WENDELL, N.C. -- George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. Read story

Kid Rock’s Little Caesars Arena restaurant to close

December 9, 2019, 6:04am Business

DETROIT -- One of the signature restaurants at Little Caesars Arena will no longer bear Kid Rock's name. Read story

Americans near 50, not 30, are buying homes

December 9, 2019, 6:03am Business

NEW YORK -- The vision underpinning the American dream -- of fresh-faced young people buying a first home with a white-picket fence -- hasn't held up well. Read story

Clothing retailer Zumiez reports 3rd-quarter profit

December 9, 2019, 6:01am Business

LYNNWOOD -- Zumiez Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $19.2 million. Read story

CPU has no plans for rate increase

December 6, 2019, 5:25pm Business

Clark Public Utilities approved its budget for 2020, and it does not plan to increase water and electricity rates, according to a news release from the agency. Read story