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Nike wins temporary restraining order to halt sales of Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

April 2, 2021, 12:25pm Business

Nike has obtained a temporary restraining order against the company that collaborated with artist Lil Nas X to sell “Satan Shoes,” a pair of modified Air Max 97s decorated with a bronze pentagram and a drop of real human blood. Read story

Advanced nuclear reactor proposed at Hanford

April 2, 2021, 10:24am Business

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Maryland-based nuclear energy company has signed a partnership agreement this week with a public utility company in Washington state to develop, build and operate a commercial advanced nuclear power reactor. Read story

President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington.

Biden’s ‘jobs Cabinet’ to sell infrastructure as GOP resists

President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington.

April 2, 2021, 10:20am Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is setting about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member “jobs Cabinet” to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task is clear after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's vowed to oppose the plan “every step of… Read story

Taxpayers may never know how many jobs the $1 trillion PPP saved. The government didn’t keep count

April 2, 2021, 8:31am Business

WASHINGTON — A year after Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program, taxpayers don’t know how many jobs were saved by the nearly $1 trillion in forgivable loans issued to businesses during the pandemic. Read story

Washington faces uncertainty as Biden continues hard line on trade

April 2, 2021, 8:14am Business

The prevailing wisdom is that America will continue to back away from “free trade” under President Joe Biden, adhering in principle if not every detail to the Trump administration’s line. Read story

A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside Channel Control Merchants LLC, an extreme value retailer and exporter of brand sensitive secondary market inventories, in Hattiesburg, Miss., March 27, 2021.  With hopes growing for a strong snapback in hiring this year, Friday, April 2 monthly jobs report will provide crucial insight into whether those sunny expectations will come true. The most optimistic economists are predicting the report could show a cool 1 million jobs were added in March. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

March hiring accelerated to 916K, yet many jobs remain lost

A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside Channel Control Merchants LLC, an extreme value retailer and exporter of brand sensitive secondary market inventories, in Hattiesburg, Miss., March 27, 2021.  With hopes growing for a strong snapback in hiring this year, Friday, April 2 monthly jobs report will provide crucial insight into whether those sunny expectations will come true. The most optimistic economists are predicting the report could show a cool 1 million jobs were added in March. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

April 2, 2021, 8:03am Business

WASHINGTON — America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen. Read story

Cody Easterday pleads guilty in federal court to defrauding Tyson in ghost herd case

April 2, 2021, 8:00am Business

SPOKANE — After Cody Easterday graduated high school, he borrowed money for his first combine. All he wanted to do was farm, his attorney said. Read story

Lawmakers push for $600M in cuts to unemployment taxes in Washington

April 2, 2021, 8:00am Business

Employers in some pandemic-ravaged Washington state industries could see up to $600 million in new tax relief under legislative measures that also aim to improve jobless claims processing and prevent unemployment fraud. Read story

Downtown Seattle Macy’s building sells for nearly $600 million

April 2, 2021, 7:59am Business

An investment group and real estate firm together will pay nearly $600 million for Seattle’s storied downtown Macy’s building, today dominated by six floors of Amazon offices. Read story

Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army

April 2, 2021, 7:59am Business

Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. Read story