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Members of the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol gather to talk about work zone safety at the WSDOT Vancouver Maintenance Yard on Thursday morning.

Changes in roadwork policy will affect drivers but WSDOT says workers have to be kept safe

Members of the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol gather to talk about work zone safety at the WSDOT Vancouver Maintenance Yard on Thursday morning.

April 11, 2024, 2:25pm Business

In the wake of rising roadwork zone fatalities, the Washington State Department of Transportation has directed crews to do what’s needed to feel safe — without regard for driver inconvenience. Read story

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

How Washington’s local governments have moved to allow for denser housing

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

April 11, 2024, 1:34pm Business

Washington lawmakers in recent years have passed laws to require local governments to allow for more housing density with duplexes, triplexes or attached dwelling units. Read story

FILE - A maintenance worker walks past the company logo on the side of a locomotive in the Union Pacific Railroad fueling yard in north Denver, Oct. 18, 2006. Four railroads, including Union Pacific, have asked federal appeals courts to throw out a new rule that would require two-person train crews in most circumstances.

Freight railroads ask courts to throw out new rule requiring two-person crews on trains

FILE - A maintenance worker walks past the company logo on the side of a locomotive in the Union Pacific Railroad fueling yard in north Denver, Oct. 18, 2006. Four railroads, including Union Pacific, have asked federal appeals courts to throw out a new rule that would require two-person train crews in most circumstances.

April 11, 2024, 1:07pm Business

Four railroads have asked federal appeals courts to throw out a new rule that would require two-person train crews in most circumstances, saying the mandate is arbitrary, capricious and an illegal abuse of discretion. Read story

American flags hang from the front the New York Stock Exchange, right, on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in New York. Shares in Europe and Asia are mostly lower after U.S. stocks fell following another release of hotter than expected inflation data.

Stock market today: Wall Street rebounds following its slide as Big Tech takes the reins again

American flags hang from the front the New York Stock Exchange, right, on Thursday, April 11, 2024 in New York. Shares in Europe and Asia are mostly lower after U.S. stocks fell following another release of hotter than expected inflation data.

April 11, 2024, 1:05pm Business

Jumps for Big Tech stocks helped U.S. stock indexes claw back much of their slide from the day before, when worries that interest rates may stay high for a while rocked Wall Street. Read story

FILE - A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of the controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.  On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement related to a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in eastern Ohio.  (AP Photo/Gene J.

Lawyers want East Palestine residents to wait for details of $600 million derailment settlement

FILE - A black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of the controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.  On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement related to a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in eastern Ohio.  (AP Photo/Gene J.

April 11, 2024, 8:16am Business

The lawyers who negotiated a $600 million settlement with Norfolk Southern over that railroad’s disastrous 2023 derailment in Ohio want residents to talk with them before deciding the historic deal isn’t enough. Read story

Former chief inspector of State Bank of Vietnam Do Thi Nhan attends a trial in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Thursday, Apr.11, 2024. She is charged with accepting $5.2 million bribe from real estate tycoon Truong My Lan, who also stands the trial in the $12.5 billion fraud case.

Vietnam sentences real estate tycoon Truong My Lan to death in its largest-ever fraud case

Former chief inspector of State Bank of Vietnam Do Thi Nhan attends a trial in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Thursday, Apr.11, 2024. She is charged with accepting $5.2 million bribe from real estate tycoon Truong My Lan, who also stands the trial in the $12.5 billion fraud case.

April 11, 2024, 8:16am Business

Real estate tycoon Truong My Lan was sentenced Thursday to death by a court in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam in the country’s largest financial fraud case ever, state media Vietnam Net said. Read story

FILE - A man walks past a tanker at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2023. On Thursday, April 11, 2024, the Labor Department releases producer prices data for March.

US producer prices rose 2.1% from last year, most since April, but less than forecasters expected

FILE - A man walks past a tanker at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2023. On Thursday, April 11, 2024, the Labor Department releases producer prices data for March.

April 11, 2024, 8:15am Business

U.S. producer prices rose rose in March from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly a year, but the gain was less than economists expected. And wholesale inflation eased on a month to month basis. Read story

Best Buy lays off some Geek Squad, phone support workers amid shift to AI

April 11, 2024, 8:14am Business

Best Buy, in a shift toward AI, laid off Geek Squad field agents, home-theater repair technicians and phone support specialists last week, according to current and former employees. Read story