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President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

Vaccine mandate spawns new fear: finding and keeping workers

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Washington. Biden is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.

September 10, 2021, 1:05pm Business

The new federal vaccine requirement announced by President Joe Biden has created another worry for large businesses: With help wanted signs up almost everywhere, some could lose valuable employees or won't be able to find new ones. Read story

Judge loosens Apple’s grip on app store in Epic decision

September 10, 2021, 10:27am Business

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Apple to dismantle part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run app store, threatening one of the iPhone maker’s biggest moneymakers. It could potentially also save app developers billions of dollars that could encourage them to lower the prices paid… Read story

FILE - In this April 21, 2021 file photo, a delivery man bikes with a food bag from Grubhub in New York.  The three biggest food delivery companies, DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, are suing the City of New York, Friday, Sept.

DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats sue NYC over price caps

FILE - In this April 21, 2021 file photo, a delivery man bikes with a food bag from Grubhub in New York.  The three biggest food delivery companies, DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, are suing the City of New York, Friday, Sept.

September 10, 2021, 10:00am Business

Three of the nation's largest food delivery companies are suing New York City over a limit on fees it put in place during the pandemic to protect restaurants devastated by the forced closure of their dining rooms. Read story

FILE - In this March 24, 2021 file photo, mid-sized pickup trucks and full-size vans are seen in a parking lot outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced in Wentzville, Mo. The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks. General Motors announced Thursday, Sept, 2, 2021 that it would pause production at seven North American plants during the next two weeks, including two that make the company's top-selling Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

U.S. producer prices jump an unprecedented 8.3% in August

FILE - In this March 24, 2021 file photo, mid-sized pickup trucks and full-size vans are seen in a parking lot outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced in Wentzville, Mo. The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks. General Motors announced Thursday, Sept, 2, 2021 that it would pause production at seven North American plants during the next two weeks, including two that make the company's top-selling Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

September 10, 2021, 7:39am Business

WASHINGTON — Inflation at the wholesale level climbed 8.3% last month from August 2020, the biggest annual gain since the Labor Department started calculating the 12-month number in 2010. Read story

Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, left, speaks as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, right, listens during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

White House competition council seeks lower consumer prices

Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, left, speaks as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, right, listens during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

September 10, 2021, 7:39am Business

A new White House council on U.S. economic conditions plans to hold its first meeting Friday, with participants to highlight at least 18 actions taken to help consumers and potentially lower prices. Read story

In-person workers are slow to return to jobs, data shows

September 10, 2021, 7:37am Business

Donald Trinks is seeing both sides of the labor problem in his restaurant: less business from travelers and not enough workers to capitalize on the business he has left. Read story

FILE - This Jan. 8, 2021 file photo shows the logo of Microsoft displayed outside the headquarters in Paris. Microsoft's business beat Wall Street expectations for the first three months of 2021, thanks to ongoing demand for its software and cloud computing services during the pandemic. The company on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $14.8 billion, up 38% from the same period last year.

‘The new normal’: Microsoft back-to-office delay hits local businesses, raises questions about the future of office work

FILE - This Jan. 8, 2021 file photo shows the logo of Microsoft displayed outside the headquarters in Paris. Microsoft's business beat Wall Street expectations for the first three months of 2021, thanks to ongoing demand for its software and cloud computing services during the pandemic. The company on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $14.8 billion, up 38% from the same period last year.

September 10, 2021, 7:36am Business

SEATTLE — In yet another sign of mounting uncertainty about the course of the pandemic and its impacts on on-site work, Microsoft has indefinitely postponed its return to the office. Read story

Richest 1% dodge $160 billion in taxes each year, Treasury Department finds

September 10, 2021, 6:02am Business

The richest 1 percent of Americans cheat by a total of $163 billion on their taxes each year, according to the Treasury Department. Read story

Goon Burger is a pop-up shop at Hungry Sasquatch on Tuesdays.

Goon Burger pop-up shop opens at Hungry Sasquatch in Vancouver

Goon Burger is a pop-up shop at Hungry Sasquatch on Tuesdays.

September 10, 2021, 6:01am Business

A couple weeks ago, Hungry Sasquatch began hosting a smash-burger pop-up shop called Goon Burger every Tuesday. From now until February, the Goons will serve burgers, fries and grilled cheese from Sasquatch’s kitchen from 4 p.m. until they sell out. Read story

New state jobless claims tick up

September 9, 2021, 8:09pm Business

SEATTLE — New jobless claims in Washington rose slightly last week as a strengthening state economy faced growing uncertainties because of surging COVID-19 case counts. Read story