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Elon Musk launches Starlink satellite internet service in Indonesia, world’s largest archipelago

May 20, 2024, 8:50am Business

Elon Musk traveled to Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Sunday to launch Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago nation. Read story

Supporters of Minnesota legislation -- which would require ride-hailing companies to increase pay for drivers -- walk through the State Capitol building, holding signs that say &ldquo;WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU&rdquo; and shirts that say &ldquo;MULDA Minnesota Uber/Lyft Driver Association,&rdquo; in St. Paul, Minn.,, May 17, 2024. Uber and Lyft have said they will leave the state if Minnesota lawmakers pass legislation that requires the companies to raise driver pay by more than they want to.

Uber and Lyft say they’ll stay in Minnesota after Legislature passes driver pay compromise

Supporters of Minnesota legislation -- which would require ride-hailing companies to increase pay for drivers -- walk through the State Capitol building, holding signs that say &ldquo;WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU&rdquo; and shirts that say &ldquo;MULDA Minnesota Uber/Lyft Driver Association,&rdquo; in St. Paul, Minn.,, May 17, 2024. Uber and Lyft have said they will leave the state if Minnesota lawmakers pass legislation that requires the companies to raise driver pay by more than they want to.

May 20, 2024, 8:47am Business

Uber and Lyft plan to keep operating in Minnesota after the state Legislature passed a compromise driver pay package, the companies said Monday. Read story

What happened in the UK’s infected blood scandal from the 1970s to ‘90s?

May 20, 2024, 8:46am Business

The final report of the U.K.’s infected blood inquiry was published on Monday, nearly six years after it began looking into how tens of thousands of people contracted HIV or hepatitis from transfusions of tainted blood and blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. Read story

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch a missile that strikes an oil tanker in the Red Sea, US military says

May 20, 2024, 8:45am Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit an oil tanker in the Red Sea with a ballistic missile early Saturday, damaging the Panama-flagged, Greek-owned vessel in their latest assault over the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, officials said. Read story

If you quit a job in WA, you can still get unemployment benefits under these conditions

May 20, 2024, 7:41am Business

Typically, if you quit your job, you are more than likely ineligible to apply for any benefits including unemployment, but there are some exceptions to this rule in Washington. Read story

Black Friday shoppers carry shopping bags at Vancouver Mall on Nov. 24. Taxable retail sales rose faster in the third quarter here than in Washington&rsquo;s other urban areas.

Clark County’s taxable retail sales rose 1.69% in Q3 outpacing state’s other metro areas

Black Friday shoppers carry shopping bags at Vancouver Mall on Nov. 24. Taxable retail sales rose faster in the third quarter here than in Washington&rsquo;s other urban areas.

May 20, 2024, 6:05am Business

Statewide retail sales slumped slightly in the third quarter of 2023, compared with the previous year, according to a recent report from the Washington Department of Revenue. But that’s not the case locally. Read story

FILE - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas on June 6, 2019.  Most news organizations hold its journalists to strict ethical standards to avoid conflicts of interest either real or perceived. Is the same true for its bosses?

Washington is among the top ten states with the most billionaires in the U.S., Forbes says

FILE - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Amazon re:MARS convention in Las Vegas on June 6, 2019.  Most news organizations hold its journalists to strict ethical standards to avoid conflicts of interest either real or perceived. Is the same true for its bosses?

May 20, 2024, 6:02am Business

The U.S. is home to over 700 billionaires, but have you ever wondered which state is home to the most billionaires? Read story

Travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport check the status of flights, including a few that were canceled, on displays inside a gate terminal, Friday, April 1, 2022 in Seattle.  Dozens of flights along the West Coast are being canceled as Alaska Airlines pilots picket during ongoing contract negotiations with the airline.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Congress passed its air travel overhaul. Here’s what that means for WA

Travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport check the status of flights, including a few that were canceled, on displays inside a gate terminal, Friday, April 1, 2022 in Seattle.  Dozens of flights along the West Coast are being canceled as Alaska Airlines pilots picket during ongoing contract negotiations with the airline.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 20, 2024, 6:00am Business

Congress passed a $105 billion bill Wednesday reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, a must-pass piece of legislation that funds the agency overseeing air travel in the United States. Read story