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Todd Dowd, foreground, waits in line to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Thursday, May 13, 2021, at a mobile vaccination site at the Greater Bethel Church in Miami. The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and the Florida Division of Emergency Management partnered to provide the one-dose vaccine at unsheltered homeless hotspots and shelters across the county.

Disney CEO says attendance caps at parks being raised

Todd Dowd, foreground, waits in line to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Thursday, May 13, 2021, at a mobile vaccination site at the Greater Bethel Church in Miami. The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and the Florida Division of Emergency Management partnered to provide the one-dose vaccine at unsheltered homeless hotspots and shelters across the county.

May 14, 2021, 11:55am Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney's top executive says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision to ease up mask-wearing requirements for fully vaccinated people is “very big news for us.” Read story

Mississippi River traffic reopened under damaged bridge

May 14, 2021, 11:21am Business

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that river traffic has reopened on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, three days after it was closed when a crack was discovered in the Interstate 40 bridge that connects Tennessee and Arkansas. Read story

A hand written sign is posted on a gas pump, showing that the service station is out of all grades of fuel Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C.  Several gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers, as the shutdown of a major pipeline by hackers entered its fifth day.

Conservatives seize on gas crunch to blame Biden, stir base

A hand written sign is posted on a gas pump, showing that the service station is out of all grades of fuel Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C.  Several gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers, as the shutdown of a major pipeline by hackers entered its fifth day.

May 14, 2021, 8:28am Business

A graphic calling the East Coast fuel supply crunch “Biden’s Gas Crisis.” A tweet speculating that gas stations running dry was an “INSIDE JOB.” A meme depicting the president and vice president cheering about the “Green New Deal” in front of a snaking line at a fuel station. Read story

Senate passes bill to lift restrictions on Seattle-to-Alaska cruises

May 14, 2021, 8:22am Business

A U.S. Senate bill allowing cruise lines to circumvent a Canadian cruising ban passed unanimously Thursday, paving the way for the first large cruise ships in more than a year to sail between Seattle and Alaska as early as this summer. Read story

Patrons play the links as a giant branding sign is displayed with flagstones at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx borough of New York on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Former President Donald Trump has a rich history of fighting back when he's down and making others pay, and that's exactly how he intends to deal with New York City over its plans to fire his company from running the city golf course.

Dump Trump? Kicking him off NYC golf course may not be easy

Patrons play the links as a giant branding sign is displayed with flagstones at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx borough of New York on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Former President Donald Trump has a rich history of fighting back when he's down and making others pay, and that's exactly how he intends to deal with New York City over its plans to fire his company from running the city golf course.

May 14, 2021, 8:21am Business

NEW YORK — Donald Trump has a rich history of fighting back when he’s down and making others pay, and that’s exactly how he intends to deal with New York City over its plans to fire his company from running a windswept city golf course in the Bronx. Read story

Pipeline ransomware attack shows U.S. economy’s soft digital underbelly

May 14, 2021, 8:18am Business

Lest we think the Colonial Pipeline hack is something that happens to other people, consider the pipeline infrastructure that feeds the Pacific Northwest. Read story

In this aerial photo, a General Motors assembly plant is seen at top right while mid-sized pickup trucks and full-size vans currently produced at the plant are seen in a parking lot outside Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Wentzville, Mo.  U.S. industrial production increased for a second straight month as more factories came online after being shutdown by winter ice storms. Industrial production - which includes output at factories, mines and utilities - rose 0.7% in April, down from a sharp gain of 2.4% drop in March, the Federal Reserve reported Friday, May 14.

U.S. industrial output rose a modest 0.7% amid shortages

In this aerial photo, a General Motors assembly plant is seen at top right while mid-sized pickup trucks and full-size vans currently produced at the plant are seen in a parking lot outside Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Wentzville, Mo.  U.S. industrial production increased for a second straight month as more factories came online after being shutdown by winter ice storms. Industrial production - which includes output at factories, mines and utilities - rose 0.7% in April, down from a sharp gain of 2.4% drop in March, the Federal Reserve reported Friday, May 14.

May 14, 2021, 8:16am Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production increased for a second straight month in April as more factories came online after being shutdown by winter ice storms. Read story

Pacific Northwest recycling start-up wants your plastic clamshell boxes

May 14, 2021, 7:59am Business

The Northwest loves to reduce, reuse and, of course, recycle. But even here there are some things that just cannot be recycled. Read story

A Walla Walla sweet onion tart dish at Roots Restaurant and Bar in Camas.

Roots reopens in Camas after a yearlong hiatus

A Walla Walla sweet onion tart dish at Roots Restaurant and Bar in Camas.

May 14, 2021, 6:03am Business

Roots Restaurant and Bar has reopened after being closed for more than a year. Read story

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a sign indicating that only carry-out or delivery options are available hangs in the window of a closed Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore. U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages, in some cases to $15 an hour or higher.

Desperate for workers, U.S. businesses raise wages

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a sign indicating that only carry-out or delivery options are available hangs in the window of a closed Chipotle restaurant in Portland, Ore. U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald's, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages, in some cases to $15 an hour or higher.

May 13, 2021, 7:56pm Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. Read story