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Most stocks slink back after strong rally, except for tech

July 7, 2020, 10:40am Business

NEW YORK — Most of Wall Street is slipping in midday trading on Tuesday, giving back some of the big gains made the past couple weeks, but a handful of tech giants bucked the trend and kept the market’s losses in check. Read story

Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

July 7, 2020, 10:40am Business

WASHINGTON — The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record layoffs in March and April. Read story

Businesses to turn away customers without masks amid virus

July 7, 2020, 10:38am Business

SEATTLE — Residents in Washington must wear facial coverings inside businesses such as grocery stores and restaurants or be asked to leave under a new statewide order in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

July 7, 2020, 10:38am Business

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. Read story

N.Y. state penalizes Deutsche Bank $150M for Epstein dealings

July 7, 2020, 10:14am Business

NEW YORK — Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle claims that it broke compliance rules in its dealings with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, New York state announced Tuesday. Read story

Clark County gyms, studios and consumers adapt personal fitness to new reality amid pandemic

July 7, 2020, 6:05am Business

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the fitness industry both nationally and in Clark County, with larger gyms and classes giving way to smaller group activities and solo at-home options that are surging sales of personal fitness equipment. Read story

More than 6,400 Clark County businesses receive Paycheck Protection Program loans

July 6, 2020, 6:21pm Business

More than 6,400 Clark County businesses received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program to help them bridge the financial gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The money they received has helped protect more than one third of all local jobs. Read story

Markets swell around the world; Nasdaq sets another record

July 6, 2020, 2:08pm Business

NEW YORK — Stocks rallied worldwide Monday as investors bet that the economy can continue its dramatic turnaround despite all the challenges ahead. Read story

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

July 6, 2020, 1:00pm Business

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Uber has widened its reach in the fiercely competitive delivery market by acquiring Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, the company said Monday. Read story

Plan submitted to revamp former HP campus in east Vancouver

July 6, 2020, 12:10pm Business

The owners of the former HP inkjet printer campus on Southeast 34th Street in east Vancouver say they are pursuing a new plan to widen its use and create public access. Read story