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February job numbers hold steady in Clark County

March 31, 2020, 5:38pm Business

It’s no surprise that employment in Clark County held steady in February. The data, released Tuesday, likely will be the starting point for measuring substantial employment drops in the coming months. Read story

Xerox backs off HP bid

March 31, 2020, 2:20pm Business

Printer manufacturer Xerox announced Tuesday that it will abandon its efforts to acquire larger rival PC and printer company HP, citing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Stocks fall, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

March 31, 2020, 12:42pm Business

NEW YORK — Stocks fell Tuesday to close out Wall Street’s worst quarter since the most harrowing days of the 2008 financial crisis. Read story

Disputed Canada-U.S. oil pipeline work to start in April

March 31, 2020, 12:39pm Business

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Canadian company said Tuesday it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. Midwest in April, after lining up customers and money for the project that is bitterly opposed by environmentalists and some American Indian tribes. Read story

Walmart to start taking employee temperatures and distribute masks and gloves

March 31, 2020, 9:09am Business

Walmart said Tuesday it will begin temperature checks for all employees before they start their shifts. Read story

Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests

March 31, 2020, 9:01am Business

Marriott says guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed in the second major data breach to hit the company in less than two years. Read story

Millwright: In ‘abrupt but good’ turnaround, WestRock grants sick leave

March 31, 2020, 9:00am Business

LONGVIEW — A union push to protect workers from COVID-19 has apparently prompted Longview WestRock mill managers to update the site’s procedure for handling potential exposures to the disease. Read story

Vancouver food wholesaler SteBo’s offers temporary retail sales

March 31, 2020, 6:03am Business

In normal times, Vancouver wholesaler SteBo’s Food Service exclusively sells bulk food for delivery to restaurants and stores. But like so many other businesses in the coronavirus era, the company has had to adapt to changing circumstances. Read story

Brunell: Hopeful signs of fighting coronavirus showing

March 31, 2020, 6:01am Business

Fifty years ago, an exasperated high school basketball fan marched into The Missoulian newsroom and directly to my desk. He plopped down three years of sports stories carrying headlines unintentionally branding his small town’s winless team as bunches of losers. Read story

Job cuts keep coming, flight crews may become medical staff

March 30, 2020, 10:06am Business

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. Read story