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Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

September 16, 2020, 10:56am Business

NEW YORK — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks. Read story

FILE - This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019  file photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour "freeze" Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 on Instagram to protest against the failure of the social media platform's parent company, Facebook, to tackle misinformation and hateful content.

Celebs join Instagram ‘freeze’ to protest Facebook inaction

FILE - This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019  file photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour "freeze" Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 on Instagram to protest against the failure of the social media platform's parent company, Facebook, to tackle misinformation and hateful content.

September 16, 2020, 10:55am Business

LONDON — Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and other celebrities are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook’s failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election misinformation. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. House committee is questioning whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and if either organization will be willing to make significant changes to fix them.

Panel’s report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. House committee is questioning whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and if either organization will be willing to make significant changes to fix them.

September 16, 2020, 10:54am Business

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and whether either will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, buildings line Wall Street, in New York.  Stocks are ticking higher in early Wednesday, Sept. 16,  trading on Wall Street, ahead of a decision on interest-rate policy by the Federal Reserve scheduled for the afternoon.

U.S. stocks tick up ahead of Federal Reserve’s rate decision

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, buildings line Wall Street, in New York.  Stocks are ticking higher in early Wednesday, Sept. 16,  trading on Wall Street, ahead of a decision on interest-rate policy by the Federal Reserve scheduled for the afternoon.

September 16, 2020, 10:53am Business

NEW YORK — Stocks are ticking higher on Wall Street Wednesday, ahead of a decision on interest-rate policy by the Federal Reserve scheduled for the afternoon. Read story

ZoomInfo co-founder and CEO Henry Schuck earned a spot on Fortune Magazine's "40 under 40" list this month. The Vancouver-based company has adapted its product and culture to the pandemic in many ways while growing at a fast pace.

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo stays fast on its feet amid virus

ZoomInfo co-founder and CEO Henry Schuck earned a spot on Fortune Magazine's "40 under 40" list this month. The Vancouver-based company has adapted its product and culture to the pandemic in many ways while growing at a fast pace.

September 16, 2020, 6:02am Business

Like nearly all 1,432 employees at Vancouver-based ZoomInfo, co-founder and CEO Henry Schuck on Thursday sat behind his home-office desk, where he’s been conducting a changing business, now worth billions of dollars since the company’s first public stock offering in June. Read story

Clark County businesses have more time to apply for grant

September 16, 2020, 5:58am Clark County Business

Mercy Corps Northwest announced Friday that it has extended the deadline for a small-business relief grant program that the agency is providing in partnership with Clark County and the city of Vancouver. Read story

Vancouver-based Burgerville announces reopening of drive-thrus at six locations

September 16, 2020, 5:56am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based fast-food chain Burgerville announced Tuesday that it has reopened six of its restaurants for drive-thru service, although the majority remain closed due to poor air quality. Read story

A ship carrying wind turbine parts is unloaded at the Port of Vancouver in July. The coronavirus pandemic has hit seafarers hard, with up to a quarter of the worldwide work force marooned.

Coalition rallies support for cargo ship workers stranded at sea

A ship carrying wind turbine parts is unloaded at the Port of Vancouver in July. The coronavirus pandemic has hit seafarers hard, with up to a quarter of the worldwide work force marooned.

September 15, 2020, 8:14pm Clark County Business

Local labor leaders and activists joined a virtual press conference Tuesday evening hosted by the Pacific Coast Coalition for Seafarers, aimed at rallying support for cargo ship workers. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell waits for a question from a reporter at a news conference in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers will meet for two days beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, for the first time since they significantly revised the Fed's operating framework in ways that will likely keep short-term interest rates near zero for years to come.

Federal Reserve to meet after sharp changes to its outlook

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell waits for a question from a reporter at a news conference in Washington. Federal Reserve policymakers will meet for two days beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, for the first time since they significantly revised the Fed's operating framework in ways that will likely keep short-term interest rates near zero for years to come.

September 15, 2020, 1:28pm Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers will meet this week for the first time since they significantly revised the Fed’s operating framework in ways that will likely keep short-term interest rates near zero for years to come. Read story

Kraft Heinz will cut $2 billion in costs, will reinvest in its brands

September 15, 2020, 1:27pm Business

CHICAGO — Kraft Heinz plans to cut $2 billion in costs over the next five years and put the savings into marketing brands with the highest potential for growth, part of a reorganization the legacy food maker hopes will make it more relevant to consumers. Read story