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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2005, file photo, Judy King of Daytona Beach, Fla., holds her cigarette while playing a slot machine at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of the 3,000-room property that many remember as the Monte Carlo casino-hotel. (AP Photo/Jae C.

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2005, file photo, Judy King of Daytona Beach, Fla., holds her cigarette while playing a slot machine at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of the 3,000-room property that many remember as the Monte Carlo casino-hotel. (AP Photo/Jae C.

September 14, 2020, 10:24am Business

LAS VEGAS — One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Read story

Hobby Lobby open at Vancouver Mall

September 12, 2020, 6:00am Business

The new Hobby Lobby store at Vancouver Mall has opened its doors, the arts and crafts retail chain announced Friday. Read story

Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all of its restaurants except the Portland International Airport location due to poor air quality.

Burgerville closes almost all restaurants due to smoke

Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all of its restaurants except the Portland International Airport location due to poor air quality.

September 11, 2020, 12:07pm Business

Vancouver-based fast food chain Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all but one of its restaurants due to poor air quality. Read story

Trump’s payroll tax pause fizzles as employers spurn the move

September 11, 2020, 10:45am Business

A month after President Donald Trump moved to shore up workers' incomes by giving employers the option of deferring payroll taxes, the effort has failed to energize a U.S. economy still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Clark County sees new jobless claims tick up

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

September 10, 2020, 7:25pm Business

The local job market is getting better at a slower pace. Read story

Spokane-based agricultural company selected to pitch products at Walmart virtual event

September 10, 2020, 11:05am Business

A Spokane-based agricultural company has been selected to participate in a Walmart virtual event for a chance to sell its products in the retailer's stores. Read story

Twitter to label or remove misleading claims on election vote results

September 10, 2020, 11:00am Business

OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter said Thursday that starting next week it will label or remove misleading claims that try to undermine public confidence in elections. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, buildings line Wall Street, in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Thursday, Sept. 10 as the market claws back some more of the ground it lost in a three-day slump that snapped a day earlier.

U.S. stocks swing from gains to losses as wild week continues

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, buildings line Wall Street, in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Thursday, Sept. 10 as the market claws back some more of the ground it lost in a three-day slump that snapped a day earlier.

September 10, 2020, 10:59am Business

U.S. stocks turned lower Thursday after a morning of choppy trading following a week of sudden, jarring shifts. Read story

Sean Harris holds a sign asking for help while standing on the neutral ground on Carrollton Ave. at Bienville Ave. in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Harris had just completed training to be a hunted history tour guide in the French Quarter when the coronavirus pandemic hit. He has not been able to find a job since.

U.S. layoffs remain elevated as job market’s gains weaken

Sean Harris holds a sign asking for help while standing on the neutral ground on Carrollton Ave. at Bienville Ave. in New Orleans, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Harris had just completed training to be a hunted history tour guide in the French Quarter when the coronavirus pandemic hit. He has not been able to find a job since.

September 10, 2020, 10:58am Business

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that layoffs remain stuck at a historically high level six months after the viral pandemic flattened the economy. Read story

Clark Public Utilities says blackouts not in plan amid area wildfires

September 9, 2020, 7:31pm Business

Clark Public Utilities says it currently has no plans to implement any preemptive blackouts in response to local wildfires. Read story