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September countdown on for Congress

September 6, 2021, 6:03am Business

There’s always a clock running on Capitol Hill, especially in September. Read story

The Subaru Solterra.

High EV costs drive small automakers to bigger rivals

The Subaru Solterra.

September 6, 2021, 6:02am Business

The high cost of electric vehicles is driving small automakers into the arms of the big boys. Read story

Fifty-five percent of Americans in the workforce say they're either somewhat or very likely to look for a new job in the next year.

Survey: 55% of Americans expect to search for a new job over the next 12 months

Fifty-five percent of Americans in the workforce say they're either somewhat or very likely to look for a new job in the next year.

September 6, 2021, 6:02am Business

The coronavirus pandemic massively disrupted Americans’ working lives, and a new Bankrate survey suggests that it’s causing many of them to now re-evaluate what they want out of their careers. Read story

Sheet metal worker Carey Mercer assembles ductwork at Contractors Sheet Metal on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in New York. The construction industry is fighting to recruit more women into a sector that faces chronic labor shortages. As spending on infrastructure rises, construction firms will need to hire at least 430,000 new skilled laborers in 2021, according to an analysis of federal data by the Associated Builders and Contractors.  Right now, only 4% of construction laborers in the U.S.

‘Lean In’ circles help women in construction navigate bias

Sheet metal worker Carey Mercer assembles ductwork at Contractors Sheet Metal on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in New York. The construction industry is fighting to recruit more women into a sector that faces chronic labor shortages. As spending on infrastructure rises, construction firms will need to hire at least 430,000 new skilled laborers in 2021, according to an analysis of federal data by the Associated Builders and Contractors.  Right now, only 4% of construction laborers in the U.S.

September 6, 2021, 6:00am Business

NEW YORK — Bethany Mayer didn’t want to go back to work after learning that a fellow ironworker insinuated that women like her didn’t belong there. Read story

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Restaurants have reopened in Washington, but restaurant workers are struggling more than ever

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September 6, 2021, 6:00am Business

Brandon Medina spends Wednesday through Sunday evenings cooking for Ethan Stowell Restaurants’ rotating pop-ups that started during the pandemic at the former location of gastropub Bramling Cross in Ballard. Medina says he loves his team of three, composed of himself, the chef and the sous chef. And he loves cooking,… Read story

Some plan to opt out of new Washington long-term care insurance

September 6, 2021, 6:00am Business

Tens of thousands of Washingtonians are trying to opt out of a new state payroll tax — and, in doing so, removing themselves from a state insurance program designed to take care of them in old age. Read story

A presenter walks off stage at an event announcing new economic programs in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The United Arab Emirates announced Sunday a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize stringent residency laws for expatriates, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract foreign residents and capital.

UAE announces plan to invest in economy, liberalize laws

A presenter walks off stage at an event announcing new economic programs in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The United Arab Emirates announced Sunday a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize stringent residency laws for expatriates, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract foreign residents and capital.

September 5, 2021, 1:13pm Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates announced on Sunday a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize stringent residency rules for foreigners, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract visitors and investment. Read story

In a satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies, homes along Boessel Ave., in Manville, N.J. are surrounded by floodwaters Thursday, Sept.

After Ida’s fury, infrastructure key in preventing misery

In a satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies, homes along Boessel Ave., in Manville, N.J. are surrounded by floodwaters Thursday, Sept.

September 5, 2021, 1:03pm Business

Deadly flooding delivered to the Northeast by the torrential rains of what remained of Hurricane Ida has brought a new urgency and a fresh look to how roads, sewers, bridges and other infrastructure must be improved to prevent such a catastrophe from happening again. Read story

Mary Taboniar, a housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, looks over bills at her home in Waipahu, Hawaii, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. Taboniar went 15 months without a paycheck, thanks to the COVID pandemic. The single mother of two saw her income completely vanish as the virus devastated the hospitality industry. Taboniar is one of millions of Americans for whom Labor Day 2021 represents a perilous crossroads.

Two anchors of COVID safety net ending, affecting millions

Mary Taboniar, a housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, looks over bills at her home in Waipahu, Hawaii, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. Taboniar went 15 months without a paycheck, thanks to the COVID pandemic. The single mother of two saw her income completely vanish as the virus devastated the hospitality industry. Taboniar is one of millions of Americans for whom Labor Day 2021 represents a perilous crossroads.

September 5, 2021, 1:02pm Business

WASHINGTON — Mary Taboniar went 15 months without a paycheck, thanks to the COVID pandemic. A housekeeper at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort in Honolulu, the single mother of two saw her income completely vanish as the virus devastated the hospitality industry. Read story

Sarah White, center, area manager of Lost Dog Cafe, trains manager Alex Aleman, left, in a new pasta preparation technique, as they work Aug. 27 at the cafe in Fairfax, Va.

Companies loosen job requirements to fill positions

Sarah White, center, area manager of Lost Dog Cafe, trains manager Alex Aleman, left, in a new pasta preparation technique, as they work Aug. 27 at the cafe in Fairfax, Va.

September 5, 2021, 6:09am Business

NEW YORK — Landing a waitressing job or bartending gig at a Lost Dog Cafe in Northern Virginia had never been easy. Read story