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Lucius Giannini stands for a portrait Thursday, April 15, 2021, in San Diego. Giannini graduated from the University of California at San Diego at the end of last summer with a degree in political science. He had hoped to find work with the Peace Corps, or maybe teaching English overseas. But the Peace Corps was bringing all its volunteers home, and no one was hiring for overseas teaching.

Job market for new grads: Much hiring but much competition

Lucius Giannini stands for a portrait Thursday, April 15, 2021, in San Diego. Giannini graduated from the University of California at San Diego at the end of last summer with a degree in political science. He had hoped to find work with the Peace Corps, or maybe teaching English overseas. But the Peace Corps was bringing all its volunteers home, and no one was hiring for overseas teaching.

May 10, 2021, 2:30pm Business

After a painful year of joblessness, the future has finally brightened for Alycia St. Germain, a 22-year-old college senior at the University of Minnesota. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo traffic on I-95 passes oil storage tanks owned by the Colonial Pipeline Company in Linden, N.J. A major pipeline that transports fuels along the East Coast says it had to stop operations because it was the victim of a cyberattack.

FBI names pipeline cyberattackers as company promises return

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo traffic on I-95 passes oil storage tanks owned by the Colonial Pipeline Company in Linden, N.J. A major pipeline that transports fuels along the East Coast says it had to stop operations because it was the victim of a cyberattack.

May 10, 2021, 1:45pm Business

WASHINGTON — Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said Monday it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, file photo, American flags hang outside of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  Stocks are off to a sluggish start on Wall Street, pulling slightly below the record highs they set last week. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% in the early going Monday, May 10 as losses for Big Tech companies offset gains in banks and industrial companies.

Tech sell-off drags stocks lower, pulling market below highs

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, file photo, American flags hang outside of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  Stocks are off to a sluggish start on Wall Street, pulling slightly below the record highs they set last week. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% in the early going Monday, May 10 as losses for Big Tech companies offset gains in banks and industrial companies.

May 10, 2021, 1:45pm Business

Drops in several Big Tech companies led the stock market lower Monday, pulling major indexes below the record highs they set last week. Read story

Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

May 10, 2021, 12:26pm Business

Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother’s Day holiday weekend. Read story

AGs urge Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’ proposal

May 10, 2021, 12:26pm Business

A bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday. Read story

Job seekers line up outside the New Hampshire Works employment security job center, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Manchester, N.H. States are pushing the unemployed to get back to work to help businesses large and small find the workers they need to emerge from the COVID-19 recession. Now some states are reinstating a requirement that anyone who collects unemployment must look for work.

States push jobless from virus recession to return to work

Job seekers line up outside the New Hampshire Works employment security job center, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Manchester, N.H. States are pushing the unemployed to get back to work to help businesses large and small find the workers they need to emerge from the COVID-19 recession. Now some states are reinstating a requirement that anyone who collects unemployment must look for work.

May 10, 2021, 12:24pm Business

STOWE, Vt. — Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont’s reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of Stowe. Read story

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the economy, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Washington.

Treasury to start paying out $350B in state and local aid

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the economy, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Washington.

May 10, 2021, 12:24pm Business

The Treasury Department on Monday launched its $350 billion program to distribute aid to state and local governments, giving the U.S. economy an added boost as President Joe Biden sought to assure the country that stronger growth is coming. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday, May 10, 2021, that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold.

Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday, May 10, 2021, that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold.

May 10, 2021, 9:45am Business

NEW YORK — Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold. Read story

Shutdown of Portland online banker Simple is a mess; clients lost access to their money

May 10, 2021, 8:04am Business

PORTLAND — Customers of Portland online banker Simple lost access to their accounts over the weekend as its parent company bungled Simple’s planned shutdown. Read story

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

NVA Compassion-First pet hospital taking shape in east Vancouver

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

May 10, 2021, 6:05am Business

Veterinary care provider NVA Compassion-First plans to open a large emergency and specialty care veterinary hospital in Vancouver this summer. Read story