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Northwest Innovation Works hopes to build a methanol plant at the downstream end of the Port of Kalama property.

NWIW says $2.3B methanol plant construction project will need 1,434 workers

Northwest Innovation Works hopes to build a methanol plant at the downstream end of the Port of Kalama property.

January 18, 2021, 6:02am Business

LONGVIEW — The owners of a proposed methanol plant at the Port of Kalama this month released their own final economic analysis that predicted the three-year construction project will create 1,434 new full-year jobs, with 192 permanent full-time jobs. Read story

The work-from-home phenomenon has triggered a fresh frustration for U.S. corporations: Americans are blowing the whistle on their employers like never before.

Whistle-blowing soars to record with Americans working from home

The work-from-home phenomenon has triggered a fresh frustration for U.S. corporations: Americans are blowing the whistle on their employers like never before.

January 18, 2021, 6:01am Business

The work-from-home phenomenon has triggered a fresh frustration for U.S. corporations: Americans are blowing the whistle on their employers like never before. Read story

Mighty Buildings Chief Operating Officer Alexey Dubov poses for a photograph at their facility in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The venture capital-funded startup is making 3D printed home components from plastic polymer and minerals.

Are robot-made ‘printed’ buildings a solution to Bay Area housing crisis?

Mighty Buildings Chief Operating Officer Alexey Dubov poses for a photograph at their facility in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The venture capital-funded startup is making 3D printed home components from plastic polymer and minerals.

January 18, 2021, 6:00am Business

In a cavernous warehouse near the Oakland Coliseum, a 3D printer extrudes a secret blend of minerals and plastic polymer that’s hardened into a heavy stone-like form under ultraviolet light. Read story

The Week Ahead: Inaugurating another earnings season

January 18, 2021, 6:00am Business

Just as President-elect Joe Biden hopes to do with his inauguration speech on Wednesday, corporate America wants to look ahead, not behind. Read story

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd try

January 17, 2021, 1:45pm Business

LOS ANGELES — Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said. Read story

A food delivery worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prepares to deliver foods for his customers outside a restaurant in Beijing on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The e-commerce workers and delivery people who kept China fed during the pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest.

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

A food delivery worker wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prepares to deliver foods for his customers outside a restaurant in Beijing on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. The e-commerce workers and delivery people who kept China fed during the pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest.

January 17, 2021, 1:25pm Business

HONG KONG — E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himself on fire in protest. Read story

Business groups press Washington Legislature for tax cuts, other COVID-19 relief

January 17, 2021, 1:23pm Business

After surviving 10 months of shutdowns, heavy layoffs, steep losses and chronic uncertainty, many businesses in Washington say they won't see the end of the pandemic without significant help from state lawmakers. Read story

Amazon and major publishers colluded to keep e-book prices high, lawsuit says

January 17, 2021, 1:06pm Business

The same Seattle law firm that once sued Apple for propping up e-book prices to the detriment of consumers filed a nearly identical complaint against Amazon on Friday. Read story

This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts.

Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts.

January 17, 2021, 1:02pm Business

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this material:… Read story

Ford Motor Co. plans to idle its Louisville, Ky., Assembly Plant due to a supplier part shortage connected to the semiconductor shortage.

North American auto industry feels effects of global microchip shortage

Ford Motor Co. plans to idle its Louisville, Ky., Assembly Plant due to a supplier part shortage connected to the semiconductor shortage.

January 17, 2021, 6:02am Business

Automakers in North America are beginning to feel the effects of a global shortage of semiconductors that has caused a crunch for manufacturers worldwide, adding a wrinkle to the industry’s attempted comeback from the coronavirus crisis. Read story