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In this Friday, April 24, 2020 file photo, activists place thousands of protest placards in front of the Reichstag building, home of the german federal parliament, Bundestag, during a protest rally of the 'Fridays for Future' movement in Berlin, Germany. World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned.

World leaders laud U.S. return to climate fight under Biden

In this Friday, April 24, 2020 file photo, activists place thousands of protest placards in front of the Reichstag building, home of the german federal parliament, Bundestag, during a protest rally of the 'Fridays for Future' movement in Berlin, Germany. World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned.

January 21, 2021, 8:29am Business

BERLIN (AP) — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned. Read story

Amazon offers assist with US COVID-19 vaccine distribution

January 21, 2021, 8:27am Business

SEATTLE — Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office. Read story

After inauguration, President Biden extended freeze on student loan payments until Sept. 30

January 21, 2021, 8:27am Business

In one of his first actions as president, Joe Biden on Wednesday extended the freeze on student loan payments for eight months, hoping to forestall new pressure on borrowers amid the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic. Read story

FILE - This April 26, 2017 file photo shows the Eli Lilly & Co. corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It's the first major study to show that it may prevent disease. The drugmaker said participants who got the drug had up to a 57% lower risk of getting COVID-19.

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

FILE - This April 26, 2017 file photo shows the Eli Lilly & Co. corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It's the first major study to show that it may prevent disease. The drugmaker said participants who got the drug had up to a 57% lower risk of getting COVID-19.

January 21, 2021, 8:00am Business

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. Read story

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo says staff effort raised $650K for Winter Donation Drive

January 21, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo announced that its 1,600-plus employees raised more than $650,000 with its annual Winter Donation Drive. The drive supports youth- and family-focused nonprofit organizations in the company's communities. Read story

Oregon sheds 25,500 jobs, unemployment rises for the first time since April

January 20, 2021, 1:23pm Business

Oregon’s unemployment rate climbed to 6.4% in December, up from 6.0% the prior month. It’s the first increase in seven months as the state hunkered down amid a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building.  U.S. stocks are rising again Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way.

Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building.  U.S. stocks are rising again Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way.

January 20, 2021, 12:27pm Business

Wall Street marked the dawn of President Joe Biden's administration with stocks rallying to record highs as hopes build that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photograph, the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2019 F-250 pickup truck at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford Motor Co. posted a stronger-than-expected third-quarter net profit, the company announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, as demand for cars and trucks recovered from coronavirus shutdowns and the company sold more high-margin trucks.

U.S. probes complaints that Ford tailgate recall didn’t work

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photograph, the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2019 F-250 pickup truck at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford Motor Co. posted a stronger-than-expected third-quarter net profit, the company announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, as demand for cars and trucks recovered from coronavirus shutdowns and the company sold more high-margin trucks.

January 20, 2021, 8:56am Business

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Ford pickup truck tailgate recall didn’t fix the problem. Read story

Jacqueline Donahue of Hazleton, right, buys la Mega Millions lottery ticket at the Anthracite Newsstand on Public Square, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner

Jacqueline Donahue of Hazleton, right, buys la Mega Millions lottery ticket at the Anthracite Newsstand on Public Square, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

January 20, 2021, 8:51am Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players will have another shot at a giant jackpot Wednesday night as a $730 million Powerball prize is on the line. Read story

Seattle tops nation for COVID-19-era increase in online spending

January 20, 2021, 8:22am Business

We don’t know yet all the ways that the coronavirus pandemic will change the world. But one that seems certain is that more of our lives will be lived online. Read story