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Software engineers Adrian Eufracio, right, and Digant Jagtap work together at Zeeto, an internet marketing company, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in San Diego, California.

Employers bow down to tech workers in hottest job market seen since the dot-com era

Software engineers Adrian Eufracio, right, and Digant Jagtap work together at Zeeto, an internet marketing company, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in San Diego, California.

July 19, 2021, 6:00am Business

There’s an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphing how they hire. And workers are the ones with the power. Read story

Rob Klug, Clark County Public Works transportation division manager and traffic engineer, is pictured at the Clark County Public Service Center on Thursday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Working in Clark County: Rob Klug, Transportation Division manager at Clark County Public Works

Rob Klug, Clark County Public Works transportation division manager and traffic engineer, is pictured at the Clark County Public Service Center on Thursday morning (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

July 19, 2021, 6:00am Business

Drivers on Clark County roads be aware: you’re (most likely) on camera. Read story

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, talks to members of the media in Istanbul. Amnesty International reported that its forensic researchers had determined that NSO Group's flagship Pegasus spyware was successfully installed on the phone of Cengiz, just four days after Khashoggi was killed.

Probe: Journalists, activists among firm’s spyware targets

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, talks to members of the media in Istanbul. Amnesty International reported that its forensic researchers had determined that NSO Group's flagship Pegasus spyware was successfully installed on the phone of Cengiz, just four days after Khashoggi was killed.

July 18, 2021, 4:37pm Business

BOSTON — An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents. Read story

Ports of Longview, Kalama to hold centennial anniversaries in July

July 18, 2021, 2:08pm Business

The ports of Kalama and Longview will celebrate their 100-year anniversaries in July after putting the events on hold due to COVID-19. Read story

The Disney Dream sails out of Port Canaveral, Fla. on a two night test sailing, also known as a simulation cruise, Saturday, July 17, 2021. The cruise included about 300 Disney cruise employees and their guests. This is the first cruise activity out of Port Canaveral since March of 2020 when cruising was shut down due to COVID-19.

Court blocks order lifting CDC virus rules on cruise ships

The Disney Dream sails out of Port Canaveral, Fla. on a two night test sailing, also known as a simulation cruise, Saturday, July 17, 2021. The cruise included about 300 Disney cruise employees and their guests. This is the first cruise activity out of Port Canaveral since March of 2020 when cruising was shut down due to COVID-19.

July 18, 2021, 1:18pm Business

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships will remain in place after a federal appeals court temporarily blocked a previous ruling that sided with a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei attends the UAE Energy Forum 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Al-Mazrouei said Sunday, July 18, 2021, that OPEC and allied countries have reached a "full agreement" after an earlier dispute that roiled oil prices. The comments by al-Mazrouei to journalists came after an online meeting to reach a deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili.

OPEC, allies raise limits for 5 countries to end oil dispute

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei attends the UAE Energy Forum 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Al-Mazrouei said Sunday, July 18, 2021, that OPEC and allied countries have reached a "full agreement" after an earlier dispute that roiled oil prices. The comments by al-Mazrouei to journalists came after an online meeting to reach a deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili.

July 18, 2021, 12:29pm Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — OPEC and allied nations agreed Sunday to raise the production limits imposed on five countries next year and boost their production by 2 million barrels per day by the end of this year, ending a dispute that roiled oil markets. Read story

Wilberte Moise, shown here in her home in Philadelphia, is a former Amazon worker who tore a ligament in her knee in 2018 when trying to pick up a heavy package in the King of Prussia facility. Moise said she elevates her knee when resting because it is more comfortable.

In Pennsylvania, Amazon workers have almost twice as many serious injuries as other warehouse workers

Wilberte Moise, shown here in her home in Philadelphia, is a former Amazon worker who tore a ligament in her knee in 2018 when trying to pick up a heavy package in the King of Prussia facility. Moise said she elevates her knee when resting because it is more comfortable.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

Amazon’s local warehouse workers suffer serious injuries more often than employees at other warehouses, fueling criticism from labor groups as the retail giant rapidly expands across the Philadelphia region. Read story

A man shops in the meat section at a grocery store April 28, 2020, in Washington. Inflation at the wholesale level jumped 1 percent in June, pushing price gains over the past 12 months up by a record 7.3 percent. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the June increase in its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, followed a gain of 0.8 percent in May and was the largest one-month increase since January.

Experts explain effect of economy’s rapid reopening

A man shops in the meat section at a grocery store April 28, 2020, in Washington. Inflation at the wholesale level jumped 1 percent in June, pushing price gains over the past 12 months up by a record 7.3 percent. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the June increase in its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, followed a gain of 0.8 percent in May and was the largest one-month increase since January.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

A few years ago, Yvonne Ferguson-Hardin had no trouble finding a used car for her oldest daughter. This year, car shopping for her younger daughter has been harder. And stranger. Read story

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

Apartment rents soaring in Clark County, outpacing wage growth

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

Joel Moon never thought living in Vancouver would be this straining as he seeks an independent life, and now he’s considering leaving for good. Read story

Janelle Whiting wears a mask while working out at City Fitness at 12th and Market Streets on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Philadelphia.

U.S. workers try to lose weight before returning to the office

Janelle Whiting wears a mask while working out at City Fitness at 12th and Market Streets on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Philadelphia.

July 18, 2021, 6:00am Business

Jesse Weigel’s jeans barely buttoned and his dress pants were off limits. But he didn’t view his pandemic doughnut habit as a crisis until his 4-year-old had to extract him from a once-favorite shirt that bound his arms like sausage casing. Read story