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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after strong corporate earnings and economic data lifted stocks on Wall Street.

Technology shares sink broader market although Dow has gain

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after strong corporate earnings and economic data lifted stocks on Wall Street.

May 4, 2021, 1:14pm Business

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Tuesday, dragged down by big technology companies like Apple and Microsoft. Read story

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Port of Woodland sells last Centennial Industrial Park lot as it announces another buyer

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May 4, 2021, 8:37am Business

WOODLAND — The Port of Woodland is finding no shortage of interested buyers for its new industrial park, despite the COVID-19 hit to the economy. Read story

Researchers: Climate pledges see world closing on Paris goal

May 4, 2021, 8:28am Business

BERLIN — Recent pledges by the United States and other nations could help cap global warming at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, but only if efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050 succeed, scientists said Tuesday. Read story

Crew members stand on the bow as the CMA CGM Argentina arrives at PortMiami, the largest container ship to call at a Florida port, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Miami.  The U.S. trade deficit grew to $71.1 billion in February, as a decline in exports more than offset a slight dip in imports. The February gap between what America buys from abroad compared to what it sells abroad jumped 4.8% the revised January deficit of $67.8 billion.vThe increase reflected a 2.6% decline in exports of goods and services to $187.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis.

U.S. trade deficit hits record $74.4 billion in March

Crew members stand on the bow as the CMA CGM Argentina arrives at PortMiami, the largest container ship to call at a Florida port, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Miami.  The U.S. trade deficit grew to $71.1 billion in February, as a decline in exports more than offset a slight dip in imports. The February gap between what America buys from abroad compared to what it sells abroad jumped 4.8% the revised January deficit of $67.8 billion.vThe increase reflected a 2.6% decline in exports of goods and services to $187.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis.

May 4, 2021, 8:26am Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit surged to a record $74.4 billion in March as an improving U.S. economy drove purchases of imported foreign goods. Read story

UK announces plan for ‘quantum leap’ in relations with India

May 4, 2021, 8:23am Business

LONDON — Britain said Tuesday it has agreed to increase cooperation with India in areas including trade, science and health as Indian authorities battle a surge in coronavirus infections that threatens to overwhelm the nation's health care system. Read story

Washington state restaurant owners can apply for $28 billion federal fund

May 4, 2021, 8:20am Business

Calling all Washington restaurant owners who are working through pandemic-induced challenges: the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is open for applications. The program, which came into effect under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, sets aside $28 billion in funding to “help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open,” according… Read story

Laird Superfood, based in Sisters, acquires Picky Bars for $12 million

May 4, 2021, 8:00am Business

Sisters-based Laird Superfood has acquired Bend-based Picky Bars for approximately $12 million in cash and stock. Read story

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, April 14, 2021, a pharmacist fills a syringe from a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Antwerp, Belgium.  Moderna and vaccine promoter Gavi have announced Monday May 3, 2021, the pharmaceutical company will provide up to 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses for the U.N.-backed program for needy people in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022.

UN program inks Moderna deal on 500M doses, starting in Q4

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, April 14, 2021, a pharmacist fills a syringe from a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Antwerp, Belgium.  Moderna and vaccine promoter Gavi have announced Monday May 3, 2021, the pharmaceutical company will provide up to 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses for the U.N.-backed program for needy people in low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022.

May 4, 2021, 8:00am Business

GENEVA — U.S. biotech company Moderna will provide up to 500 million doses for the U.N.-backed program to ship coronavirus vaccines to needy people in low- and middle-income countries, but shipments won’t begin until the fourth quarter, the company and program leaders said Monday. Read story

Amazon overrules employees’ calls to stop selling book questioning mainstream treatment for transgender youth

May 4, 2021, 7:28am Business

Amazon has refused to stop selling a book that doctors and transgender advocates have said advances a narrative of transgender identity as a disease after employees asked the company to yank the title from its digital shelves. Read story

Vancouver-based rising tech company ZoomInfo continues to grow during the pandemic by setting records for new customer additions and customer retention.

ZoomInfo feeling fine in pandemic

Vancouver-based rising tech company ZoomInfo continues to grow during the pandemic by setting records for new customer additions and customer retention.

May 4, 2021, 6:04am Business

Vancouver-based tech company ZoomInfo continues to grow during the pandemic, setting records for new customer additions and customer retention. In addition, over the last 12 months, ZoomInfo grew its workforce by nearly 50 percent, said Henry Schuck, ZoomInfo founder and CEO. Read story