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A hiring sign hangs in the window of a Taco Bell in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 15, 2021. Hiring in California slowed down in June as the unemployment rate held steady at 7.7% according to new numbers released on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Employment Development Department. California gained 73,000 jobs in June, ending the state's streak of four consecutive months of adding 100,000 jobs or more.

U.S. jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

A hiring sign hangs in the window of a Taco Bell in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 15, 2021. Hiring in California slowed down in June as the unemployment rate held steady at 7.7% according to new numbers released on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Employment Development Department. California gained 73,000 jobs in June, ending the state's streak of four consecutive months of adding 100,000 jobs or more.

July 22, 2021, 9:05am Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. Read story

A blue sticker with the Amazon logo is displayed on a buzzer system in the apartment building of Jason Goldberg, chief commerce strategy officer at marketing company Publicis Communications, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Chicago. Amazon is making a push to install a device on buzzer systems in apartment buildings throughout the country that allows its delivery drivers to whip out a phone, tap a button and unlock a building's front doors whenever they need to leave packages in the lobby instead of the street.

Amazon’s mission: Getting a ‘key’ to your apartment building

A blue sticker with the Amazon logo is displayed on a buzzer system in the apartment building of Jason Goldberg, chief commerce strategy officer at marketing company Publicis Communications, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Chicago. Amazon is making a push to install a device on buzzer systems in apartment buildings throughout the country that allows its delivery drivers to whip out a phone, tap a button and unlock a building's front doors whenever they need to leave packages in the lobby instead of the street.

July 22, 2021, 9:04am Business

NEW YORK — Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells. Read story

Heather Bise, owner of The House of Bise Bespoke, poses in the "Art" bedroom, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Cleveland. Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as people re-book postponed trips and take advantage of loosening restrictions, a positive sign for the businesses that have struggled for more than a year. Bise started in 2019 and catered to international tourists, attracting guests from New Zealand, Botswana, Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists

Heather Bise, owner of The House of Bise Bespoke, poses in the "Art" bedroom, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Cleveland. Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as people re-book postponed trips and take advantage of loosening restrictions, a positive sign for the businesses that have struggled for more than a year. Bise started in 2019 and catered to international tourists, attracting guests from New Zealand, Botswana, Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

July 22, 2021, 9:03am Business

Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs. Read story

Specialist Michael Gagliano works at his post on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Tuesday as investors shake off a rout a day earlier brought on by concerns about the spread of a more contagious variant of COVID-19.

Stocks climb on Wall Street as more company earnings roll in

Specialist Michael Gagliano works at his post on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Tuesday as investors shake off a rout a day earlier brought on by concerns about the spread of a more contagious variant of COVID-19.

July 21, 2021, 1:15pm Business

Stocks closed higher again on Wall Street, extending their gains following a sharp drop at the beginning of the week. Read story

The US border entrance, normally busy, has almost all entries closed, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

U.S. extends border closure to Aug. 21 while Canada will allow in vaccinated Americans

The US border entrance, normally busy, has almost all entries closed, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

July 21, 2021, 9:30am Business

While Canadians began preparations to welcome vaccinated Americans back across the border, U.S. officials remained silent on when they might reciprocate. Read story

Jessica Pitts sits behind the wheel of a 2019 Lincoln MKC on the lot of Jack Demmer Lincoln in Dearborn, Mich., on Monday, July 19, 2021. Pitts bought the used car at the dealership.

A small victory: Used-car prices slip from dizzy heights

Jessica Pitts sits behind the wheel of a 2019 Lincoln MKC on the lot of Jack Demmer Lincoln in Dearborn, Mich., on Monday, July 19, 2021. Pitts bought the used car at the dealership.

July 21, 2021, 8:58am Business

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — For months, anyone who wandered onto a dealer lot to look for a used car could be forgiven for doing a double take — and then wandering right off the lot. Read story

Judge to hear fight over lithium mine on Nevada-Oregon line

July 21, 2021, 8:57am Business

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists suing a federal agency over approval of a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium go before a judge Wednesday in search of an emergency court order to block excavations they say would disturb sacred tribal burial grounds near the Nevada-Oregon line. Read story

Client Jeramy Bracken shops for apartment furniture with Connie McGarry at NW Furniture Bank. As an Army veteran, Bracken qualifies to take part in the program.

NW Furniture Bank moves to new location in east Vancouver

Client Jeramy Bracken shops for apartment furniture with Connie McGarry at NW Furniture Bank. As an Army veteran, Bracken qualifies to take part in the program.

July 21, 2021, 8:30am Business

A chair is not just a chair and a bed is not just a bed. For struggling families, furniture they receive from a Vancouver nonprofit gives them hope, dignity and stability. Read story

President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David.

Biden to meet next month with private sector on cyber issues

President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David.

July 21, 2021, 8:13am Business

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and members of his national security team plan to meet next month with business executives about cybersecurity, an official said Wednesday. Read story

FILE - In this July 11, 2021 file photo, people protest in front of the Capitol in Havana, Cuba. A report released Wednesday, July 21,  shows philanthropic funding to promote global human rights reached a record $3.7 billion in 2018. The report by the philanthropy research organization Candid and Human Rights Funders Network says nearly half of the donations came from 12 foundations and most of the contributions were earmarked for programs in North America.

Human rights giving hits $3.7B record, but some regions lag

FILE - In this July 11, 2021 file photo, people protest in front of the Capitol in Havana, Cuba. A report released Wednesday, July 21,  shows philanthropic funding to promote global human rights reached a record $3.7 billion in 2018. The report by the philanthropy research organization Candid and Human Rights Funders Network says nearly half of the donations came from 12 foundations and most of the contributions were earmarked for programs in North America.

July 21, 2021, 8:10am Business

Philanthropic funding to promote human rights globally reached a record $3.7 billion in 2018, according to a report released Wednesday. However, nearly half the donations came from 12 foundations, showing funding dependent on only a handful of donors, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Ford Foundation. Read story