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Nautilus sells Octane Fitness brand

October 16, 2020, 5:59am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based home exercise equipment maker Nautilus announced Wednesday that it has sold its Octane Fitness brand to TRUE Fitness Technology for $25 million. Read story

Clark County Public Health has some funds available for Clark County food establishments that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Clark County eateries eligible for CARES funding

Clark County Public Health has some funds available for Clark County food establishments that have been impacted by COVID-19.

October 15, 2020, 5:52pm Business

Clark County food establishments have an easy avenue to score some cash this month, thanks to funding from the county’s allotment of CARES dollars. Read story

YouTube follows Twitter and Facebook with QAnon crackdown

October 15, 2020, 3:42pm Business

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — YouTube is following the lead of Twitter and Facebook, saying that it is taking more steps to limit QAnon and other baseless conspiracy theories that can lead to real-world violence. Read story

When there’s a COVID-19 outbreak at a hotel, who gets to know and when? Salish Lodge becomes a case study for Seattle’s hoteliers

October 15, 2020, 10:30am Business

When Mary Lankford checked into the Salish Lodge & Spa with her husband and six-month-old baby on Sept. 30, the lodge had known for a week that multiple employees had tested positive for COVID-19. But Lankford did not find out about it until a news report announced the outbreak later that evening. Read story

Stocks fall on Wall Street as coronavirus spreads in Europe

October 15, 2020, 9:30am Business

U.S. stock indexes erased much of their early losses and closed modestly lower Thursday, extending the S&P 500's losing streak to a third day. Read story

Portland apartment rents are falling, outpacing declines elsewhere

October 15, 2020, 8:47am Business

The cost of renting an apartment in Portland is falling, reversing years of steady increases and outpacing declines in most other cities. The declines apparently reflect the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the regional housing market. Read story

Pandemic hammers small businesses vital to economic recovery

October 15, 2020, 8:39am Business

WINCHESTER, Va. — In a normal year, hundreds of book lovers would have descended on Winchester this summer for Shenandoah University’s annual children’s literature conference. Read story

Wells Fargo fires workers for allegedly defrauding feds in pandemic loan applications

October 15, 2020, 8:30am Business

Wells Fargo has fired as many as 125 workers for allegedly defrauding the Small Business Administration in applications to a pandemic relief loan program. Read story

U.S. jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high

October 15, 2020, 8:25am Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession. Read story

Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson speaks at the 26th Annual Meeting of Shareholders at McCaw Hall in Seattle, with more than 3,000 shareholders, employees, guests and board members, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Ellen M.

Starbucks sets ambitious goals for corporate diversity — and ties it to executive pay

Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson speaks at the 26th Annual Meeting of Shareholders at McCaw Hall in Seattle, with more than 3,000 shareholders, employees, guests and board members, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Ellen M.

October 15, 2020, 8:24am Business

SEATTLE — Starbucks plans to significantly boost racial diversity among its workforce and it’s making that goal a factor in the pay of its senior executives. Read story