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Amazon: Trump had role in loss of contract

December 5, 2019, 5:08pm Business

Amazon is arguing in a court case that President Donald Trump’s bias against the company harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Read story

Hamstreet asks to lower American Equities property prices

December 5, 2019, 4:44pm Business

Some hints of results are beginning to trickle in from a November real estate auction that included several properties owned by a group of 15 insolvent mortgage funds formerly operated by Vancouver-based company American Equities. Read story

Uber disclosed 3,000 sexual assaults in U.S. rides last year in its long-awaited safety report

December 5, 2019, 4:44pm Business

Uber disclosed 3,000 sexual assaults in U.S. rides last year in its long-awaited safety report, released amid widespread criticism of its safety practices and pressure to increase its transparency over the issue. Read story

2 Russians charged in multimillion-dollar malware scheme

December 5, 2019, 1:11pm Business

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and an administrator of a Russian cyber-criminal gang that U.S. officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more than 40 countries over the past decade. Read story

Christmas tree farmers leaving business

December 5, 2019, 6:04am Business

John Minalt, 54, has spent most of his professional career as a dentist, but on the weekends he prepares for the seasonal rush of Christmas tree shoppers. Read story

Outfitters discuss solutions to declining steelhead fishing in Idaho

December 4, 2019, 6:30pm Business

LEWISTON, Idaho — Steelhead outfitters and guides at an Idaho forum talked about solutions to the declining fish population that is hurting their businesses. Read story

S&P 500 ends 3-day slide as stocks rise broadly

December 4, 2019, 6:21pm Business

Stocks closed broadly higher Wednesday amid renewed hopes on Wall Street that a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump. Read story

Negotiators discuss final U.S.-Mexico trade deal

December 4, 2019, 5:33pm Business

WASHINGTON — Mexico’s top trade negotiator said Wednesday that two or three issues must be resolved to Mexico’s satisfaction before finalizing a new trade agreement with the United States and Canada. Read story

HP planning move to former mine site in Vancouver

December 4, 2019, 4:20pm Business

The city of Vancouver announced Wednesday afternoon that HP was planning to move out of its current leased facilities at the Columbia Tech Center and build a new location from scratch at what was once the English Pit gravel mine. Read story

Icahn urges HP to move forward with Xerox merger discussions

December 4, 2019, 12:08pm Business

Carl Icahn is urging HP Inc. to push ahead with takeover talks with Xerox Holdings Corp., arguing the hardware maker’s standalone plans amount “to little more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” Read story