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Yakama Nation leaders: Energy project near Goldendale threatens sacred site

October 13, 2021, 7:35am Business

GOLDENDALE — An alternative energy project planned near Goldendale threatens a sacred Yakama Nation ceremonial site, according to Yakama leaders. Read story

Umpqua Bank now operates the former Bank of Clark County.

Columbia, Umpqua Bank announce merger

Umpqua Bank now operates the former Bank of Clark County.

October 12, 2021, 2:14pm Business

TACOMA — The parent companies of Columbia Bank and Umpqua Bank on Tuesday announced plans to merge. Read story

FILE - A Wall Street sign is seen next to surveillance equipment outside the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in New York.  Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday, Oct. 12,  as traders wait for more data on inflation and corporate earnings this week.

Stocks edge lower ahead of company earnings, inflation data

FILE - A Wall Street sign is seen next to surveillance equipment outside the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in New York.  Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday, Oct. 12,  as traders wait for more data on inflation and corporate earnings this week.

October 12, 2021, 1:13pm Business

Stocks ended an up-and-down day mostly lower on Wall Street as traders wait for more data on inflation and corporate earnings this week. Read story

Slain reporter’s father takes on Facebook over violent video

October 12, 2021, 1:05pm Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death. Read story

FILE -- In this Feb. 3. 2020, file photo, Lev Parnas, a businessman who once pitched himself as someone who could expose corruption in the Trump Administration over its dealings in Ukraine, speaks with the media outside federal court in New York. Parnas and another defendant are charged with violating campaign finance laws by funneling donations from a rich Russian financier to GOP candidates.

Jury selection begins in trial of Giuliani associate

FILE -- In this Feb. 3. 2020, file photo, Lev Parnas, a businessman who once pitched himself as someone who could expose corruption in the Trump Administration over its dealings in Ukraine, speaks with the media outside federal court in New York. Parnas and another defendant are charged with violating campaign finance laws by funneling donations from a rich Russian financier to GOP candidates.

October 12, 2021, 12:52pm Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of Rudy Giuliani who is accused along with a co-defendant of making illegal campaign contributions. Read story

FILE - In this July 2, 2021, file photo, a Southwest Airlines jetliner taxis down a runway for take off from Denver International Airport in Denver. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 following a weekend of major service disruptions. By midmorning Monday, Southwest had canceled about 360 flights and more than 600 others were delayed.

Southwest limits canceled flights after 3 tumultuous days

FILE - In this July 2, 2021, file photo, a Southwest Airlines jetliner taxis down a runway for take off from Denver International Airport in Denver. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 following a weekend of major service disruptions. By midmorning Monday, Southwest had canceled about 360 flights and more than 600 others were delayed.

October 12, 2021, 12:52pm Business

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines flights appeared to be running closer to normal on Tuesday after the airline canceled nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days. Read story

Federal immigration agents to end practice of worksite raids

October 12, 2021, 11:58am Business

CHICAGO — Federal immigration agents will end mass workplace arrests of immigrant employees suspected of living in the U.S. without legal permission, according to a memo issued Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Read story

FILE - In this May 19, 2021, file photo, a licensed practical nurse draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Starting Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration convenes its independent advisers for the first stage in the process of deciding whether extra shots of  Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines should be dispensed and, if so, who should get them and when.

Next on FDA’s agenda: Booster shots of Moderna, J&J vaccines

FILE - In this May 19, 2021, file photo, a licensed practical nurse draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Starting Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration convenes its independent advisers for the first stage in the process of deciding whether extra shots of  Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines should be dispensed and, if so, who should get them and when.

October 12, 2021, 9:15am Business

WASHINGTON — With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it’s their turn. Read story

Surfers and swimmers return to the Huntington Beach pier waves since the crude oil spill at the California beach, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. The reopening of Huntington Beach, dubbed "Surf City USA," came far sooner than many expected after a putrid smell blanketed the coast and blobs of crude began washing ashore.

California oil spill legal fight likely to last years

Surfers and swimmers return to the Huntington Beach pier waves since the crude oil spill at the California beach, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. The reopening of Huntington Beach, dubbed "Surf City USA," came far sooner than many expected after a putrid smell blanketed the coast and blobs of crude began washing ashore.

October 12, 2021, 8:49am Business

LOS ANGELES — It took little more than 48 hours from the moment a major oil spill was discovered off Southern California until the first lawsuit was filed against the Houston company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline. Read story

A sign in the parking lot of Mariano's grocery store advertises the availability of jobs Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Chicago.  One reason America's employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday, Oct. 12: Americans are quitting in droves.

Americans quit their jobs at a record pace in August

A sign in the parking lot of Mariano's grocery store advertises the availability of jobs Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Chicago.  One reason America's employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday, Oct. 12: Americans are quitting in droves.

October 12, 2021, 8:48am Business

WASHINGTON — One reason America's employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans are quitting in droves. Read story