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FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Federal regulators have approved a Boeing procedure to fix about 100 jets that have been sitting for a month because of an electrical-grounding issue. The electrical problem was the latest issue affecting Boeing's best-selling 737 Max jet, which was grounded for nearly two years after two deadly crashes. Boeing said Thursday, May 13, 2021 it will help airlines fix the electrical issue on certain Max jets.

FAA approves Boeing fix for jets grounded by electrical flaw

FILE- In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Federal regulators have approved a Boeing procedure to fix about 100 jets that have been sitting for a month because of an electrical-grounding issue. The electrical problem was the latest issue affecting Boeing's best-selling 737 Max jet, which was grounded for nearly two years after two deadly crashes. Boeing said Thursday, May 13, 2021 it will help airlines fix the electrical issue on certain Max jets.

May 13, 2021, 11:40am Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a Boeing procedure to fix about 100 jets that have been idled for the past month because of improper electrical grounding of some components, and some of the planes could be flying again in the next few days. Read story

In this aerial image taken with a drone, numerous vehicles line up for gasoline at Costco on Wendover Avenue in Greensboro, N.C., on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. As the shutdown of a major fuel pipeline entered into its fifth day, efforts are under way to stave off potential fuel shortages, though no widespread disruptions were evident. The Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed on the East Coast, was hit by a cyberattack on Friday.

Gas crunch continues across much of U.S. after pipeline hack

In this aerial image taken with a drone, numerous vehicles line up for gasoline at Costco on Wendover Avenue in Greensboro, N.C., on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. As the shutdown of a major fuel pipeline entered into its fifth day, efforts are under way to stave off potential fuel shortages, though no widespread disruptions were evident. The Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel consumed on the East Coast, was hit by a cyberattack on Friday.

May 13, 2021, 11:40am Business

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Gas pumps remained shrouded by plastic bags Thursday at thousands of service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states, but the situation could improve as a pipeline company reported “substantial progress" in resuming operations after a computer hack led to its shutdown. Read story

An Amazon truck drives in in Philadelphia, Friday, April 30, 2021.  Amazon is seeking to hire 75,000 people in a tight job market and is offering bonuses to attract workers, including $100 for new hires who are already vaccinated for COVID-19.

Amazon seeks to hire 75,000; offers $100 to vaccinated hires

An Amazon truck drives in in Philadelphia, Friday, April 30, 2021.  Amazon is seeking to hire 75,000 people in a tight job market and is offering bonuses to attract workers, including $100 for new hires who are already vaccinated for COVID-19.

May 13, 2021, 11:10am Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is seeking to hire 75,000 people in a tight job market and is offering bonuses to attract workers, including $100 for new hires who are already vaccinated for COVID-19. Read story

FILE - In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a shopper wears a mask as she looks over meat products at a grocery store in Dallas.   Wholesale prices rose a higher-than-expected 0.6% in April, driven by a sharp rise in food costs.

Big 0.6% April wholesale price jump catches many off guard

FILE - In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a shopper wears a mask as she looks over meat products at a grocery store in Dallas.   Wholesale prices rose a higher-than-expected 0.6% in April, driven by a sharp rise in food costs.

May 13, 2021, 9:26am Business

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices, driven by escalating costs for services and food, jumped 0.6% in April, surprising economists and providing more evidence that inflation pressures are starting to mount with the country emerging from a recession brought on by the pandemic. Read story

FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, photo shows logos of McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald's is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market. The fast food giant is the latest restaurant chain to announce pay raises. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

McDonald’s raising U.S. workers’ pay in company-owned stores

FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, photo shows logos of McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald's is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market. The fast food giant is the latest restaurant chain to announce pay raises. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

May 13, 2021, 9:26am Business

McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market. Read story

Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook

May 13, 2021, 9:25am Business

Suppose you were Mark Zuckerberg, recently ordered by an advisory board to decide how long former President Donald Trump should stay banned from Facebook. How do you make that decision without alienating key constituencies — advertisers, shareholders, users, lawmakers and others — while staying true to your own sense of… Read story

Seattle software firm NetMotion to be bought for $340 million

May 13, 2021, 9:23am Business

Seattle firm NetMotion Software agreed to be purchased by a technology company based in Vancouver, B.C., for $340 million in cash. Read story

Richard Lavers, Deputy Commissioner New Hampshire Employment Security, poses for a photo at a New Hampshire Works employment security job center Monday, May 10, 2021, in Manchester, N.H. States are pushing the unemployed to get back to work to help businesses large and small find the workers they need to emerge from the COVID-19 recession.

U.S. jobless claims sink to 473K as more GOP governors bar aid

Richard Lavers, Deputy Commissioner New Hampshire Employment Security, poses for a photo at a New Hampshire Works employment security job center Monday, May 10, 2021, in Manchester, N.H. States are pushing the unemployed to get back to work to help businesses large and small find the workers they need to emerge from the COVID-19 recession.

May 13, 2021, 9:22am Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen. Read story

Kyle Pfau, an oysterman with Fat Dog Shellfish Co., dumps out a tray of adult "Uglie" oysters from Maine onto a relocation area at Great Bay, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Durham, N.H. Thousands of Uglies from Maine, which were left to grow due to lack of retail demand of more than a year because of the virus outbreak, were relocated to Great Bay to enhance the shellfish species in New Hampshire coastal waters.

Pandemic-hit oyster farmers turn to conservation to survive

Kyle Pfau, an oysterman with Fat Dog Shellfish Co., dumps out a tray of adult "Uglie" oysters from Maine onto a relocation area at Great Bay, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Durham, N.H. Thousands of Uglies from Maine, which were left to grow due to lack of retail demand of more than a year because of the virus outbreak, were relocated to Great Bay to enhance the shellfish species in New Hampshire coastal waters.

May 13, 2021, 9:22am Business

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — When the pandemic struck last year, oyster farmer Chris Bertis soon realized the restaurants that bought his oysters had mostly closed. Without a new market, his Ferda Farms faced potential economic ruin. Read story

Haeng Chong, who's owned Fourth Plain One Hour Dry Cleaning for 40 years with his wife, pauses for a portrait Wednesday, May 12. Last year, Chong's business received $16,000 through a small business grant program that just reopened for a third time. Applications are due May 19.

Grants help small businesses in Fourth Plain corridor survive COVID-19

Haeng Chong, who's owned Fourth Plain One Hour Dry Cleaning for 40 years with his wife, pauses for a portrait Wednesday, May 12. Last year, Chong's business received $16,000 through a small business grant program that just reopened for a third time. Applications are due May 19.

May 13, 2021, 6:01am Business

In the 40 years that Haeng Chong has owned his Vancouver dry cleaning business, he’s never seen demand drop like this. Read story