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The Week Ahead: Why interest rates and reputation are on the lunch menu for the Fed chairman and investors

February 6, 2023, 6:01am Business

Last week it was the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee shaping monetary policy and investor expectations. In the week ahead, it will be the Fed’s open mouth practices at work. Read story

Some 3.6 billion people are expected to play video games globally by 2025. Yet some workers feel they aren't seeing their share of the industry???s growth.

How ‘crunch’ time and low pay are fueling a union drive among video game workers

Some 3.6 billion people are expected to play video games globally by 2025. Yet some workers feel they aren't seeing their share of the industry???s growth.

February 6, 2023, 6:00am Business

For months, Andrés Vásquez’s days working on the first-person shooter game “Doom” blended into one another. Read story

The first issue of Lets Go! Aerospace magazine.

Spokane-published magazine launches to attract U.S. youth to aerospace careers

The first issue of Lets Go! Aerospace magazine.

February 6, 2023, 6:00am Business

As a kid, Dean Cameron built airplane models and hung them from the ceiling of his bedroom. Such images helped him dream about a future in aerospace. Read story

This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J.

Safety Board: Mechanical defect caused Ohio train wreck

This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J.

February 5, 2023, 4:52pm Business

A mechanical issue with a rail car axle caused the fiery derailment of dozens of freight cars in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line Friday night, federal investigators announced Sunday. The smoldering tangle of cars, some carrying hazardous materials, kept an evacuation order in effect. Read story

FILE - A fuel trucks drives along a highway in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 27, 2023. European Union governments tentatively agreed Friday Feb. 3, 2023, to set a $100-per-barrel price cap on sales of Russian diesel to coincide with an EU embargo on the fuel -- steps aimed at ending the bloc's energy dependence on Russia and limiting the money Moscow makes to fund its war in Ukraine.

Europe bans Russian diesel, other oil products over Ukraine

FILE - A fuel trucks drives along a highway in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 27, 2023. European Union governments tentatively agreed Friday Feb. 3, 2023, to set a $100-per-barrel price cap on sales of Russian diesel to coincide with an EU embargo on the fuel -- steps aimed at ending the bloc's energy dependence on Russia and limiting the money Moscow makes to fund its war in Ukraine.

February 5, 2023, 1:03pm Business

Europe imposed a ban Sunday on Russian diesel fuel and other refined oil products, slashing energy dependency on Moscow and seeking to further crimp the Kremlin's fossil fuel earnings as punishment for invading Ukraine. Read story

Commentary: When will U.S. workers get paid leave? Try 2035

February 5, 2023, 6:04am Business

Most wealthy countries provide workers with paid time off when they become parents, fall ill or need to care for loved ones. It’s one of the great no-brainers of public policy: It benefits newborns, families and the entire economy. Read story

‘I feel duped’: Inside the fast-food industry’s push to dismantle a new California labor law

February 5, 2023, 6:02am Business

Susan Bushnell was in a hurry when a man, clipboard in hand, approached her outside a Walmart Supercenter in Vista, California, one afternoon last September. Read story

California grows more than 80% of the world???s almonds.

Environmental group urges California to limit the growing of almonds and alfalfa

California grows more than 80% of the world???s almonds.

February 5, 2023, 6:02am Business

As drought and climate change continue to wreak havoc on California’s water supply, an environmental advocacy group is calling on the state to limit the cultivation of thirsty crops like almonds and alfalfa, saying the agriculture industry is guzzling most of the state’s supplies at the expense of residents. Read story