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Price-gouging allegation leaves 750,000 face masks in limbo

March 27, 2020, 9:01am Business

HOUSTON — The state of Texas sued a Houston auctioneer on Thursday after halting an auction of 750,000 medical-grade and N95 face masks, alleging price gouging in the sale of the masks commonly used by health professionals who are on the front lines battling against the new coronavirus. Read story

Personal Finance: Do yourself a favor, don’t look at your 401(k)

March 27, 2020, 6:08am Business

Not dwelling on the gruesome losses on Wall Street. Not looking at your 401(k) every other minute. Read story

Downtown Vancouver’s Elements stays open as eateries shift during stay-at-home order

March 27, 2020, 6:01am Business

Steve Early and Mary Shepard picked up their lunch, a boxed and bagged salmon BLT, from Elements Restaurants on Thursday. Read story

PDX air travel down 90% amid coronavirus outbreak

March 26, 2020, 7:43pm Business

The number of travelers flying through Portland International Airport has fallen 90 percent during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Port of Portland, which runs PDX. Read story

Seattle transit agency sues Microsoft in land dispute

March 26, 2020, 7:43pm Business Briefs

SEATTLE -- The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. for land and access to add light rail service. Read story

World close to running out of places to store oil

March 26, 2020, 7:42pm Business Briefs

The world will run out of places to store oil in as little as three months, according to an industry consultant. Read story

Ethanol producers urge FDA to ease rules

March 26, 2020, 7:21pm Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — As hospitals and nursing homes desperately search for hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak, federal regulators are preventing ethanol producers from providing millions of gallons of alcohol that could be transformed into the germ-killing mixture. Read story

Surge in Clark County, state jobless claims not to be last

March 26, 2020, 7:18pm Business

The number of unemployment claims in Clark County last week spiked by 1,575 percent compared with the week before, signaling the first set of employment impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Oregon jobless claims quintupled last week

March 26, 2020, 5:34pm Business

New unemployment claims in Oregon shot up fivefold last week in the days after Gov. Kate Brown issued an order shutting bars and restaurants to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Read story

Stocks surge again after relief bill passed; indexes up 6%

March 26, 2020, 2:15pm Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks marched higher for a third straight day Friday as a massive coronavirus relief bill moved closer to passing Congress and Wall Street took some historically bad unemployment figures in stride. Read story