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A bumpy day for stocks leaves indexes mixed; yields ease

February 26, 2021, 1:29pm Business

Stocks ended a bumpy day mostly lower on Wall Street. Technology stocks recovered slightly following several days of heavy selling, but the Nasdaq still posted its biggest weekly loss since October. Read story

Scramble to re-issue permits for area shellfish farms underway following lawsuit

February 26, 2021, 7:34am Business

Shellfish farms in the state and the agencies that issue them operating permits are scrambling to complete farm-by-farm paperwork following litigation over whether a former permitting system ensured adequate protections for the marine environment. Read story

This undated photo shows the Scandies Rose vessel in Seattle. The search for five crew members of the Scandies Rose in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S.

Expert testimony on deadly Scandies Rose sinking forces new look at safety rules for crab boats

This undated photo shows the Scandies Rose vessel in Seattle. The search for five crew members of the Scandies Rose in Alaska has been suspended, the U.S.

February 26, 2021, 7:34am Business

Three Washington state naval architects this week laid out a damning critique of flaws in a federal rule that guides the loading of crab boats amid dangerous, icy conditions off Alaska. Read story

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, shoppers line up to enter a Costco store in Tacoma, Wash. Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts this week. The IRS tweeted Saturday, April 11, 2020, that it had begun depositing funds into taxpayers,Ao bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as it can.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Costco to raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, shoppers line up to enter a Costco store in Tacoma, Wash. Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts this week. The IRS tweeted Saturday, April 11, 2020, that it had begun depositing funds into taxpayers,Ao bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as it can.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 26, 2021, 7:30am Business

Costco waded into the debate over the federal minimum wage Thursday by announcing its wage floor will rise to $16 an hour. Read story

Northwest Natural reports Q4 profit

February 26, 2021, 7:27am Business

PORTLAND — Northwest Natural Holding Company (NWN) on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $52 million. Read story

Cooper recalls 430K light truck tires due to sidewall bulges

February 26, 2021, 7:26am Business

DETROIT — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling more than 430,000 light truck tires in the U.S. because they can develop sidewall bulges that could lead to tire failure. Read story

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow: Reports

February 26, 2021, 7:26am Business

MOSCOW — Russian media reported that a Boeing 777 plane made an emergency landing in Moscow in the early hours of Friday after the pilot reported a problem with the engine. Read story

Clark College students get free C-Tran passes

February 26, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Business

Clark College announced Thursday that it has reached a new agreement with C-Tran to provide students with access to free bus transportation. Starting March 1, students will no longer have to pay for C-Tran "BackPASS" bus passes. Read story

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

Clark County business owners say bill to tax sweet drinks will cost jobs

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

February 26, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Business

A new tax on sweetened beverages introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week is upsetting Clark County business owners who see it as a threat to their enterprises already suffering during the pandemic. Read story

Beaches to cater Clark County Event Center

February 26, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Business

The Clark County Event Center announced Wednesday that it has contracted with Beaches Restaurant to provide "onsite concessions, catering and general beverage and food services" at the center, starting immediately. Read story