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Residents wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line up to receive booster shots against COVID-19 at a vaccination site with a billboard displaying a propaganda poster supporting the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, near a residential area in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. China's capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics.

Beijing offering COVID-19 boosters, 4 months before Olympics

Residents wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line up to receive booster shots against COVID-19 at a vaccination site with a billboard displaying a propaganda poster supporting the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, near a residential area in Beijing, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. China's capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics.

October 22, 2021, 7:45am Business

BEIJING — China’s capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19, four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics. Read story

Alaska Air turns its first unaided profit since 2019, but pilot unrest builds

October 22, 2021, 7:45am Business

Unlike most major U.S. carriers, Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska Airlines and regional carrier Horizon Air, made a third-quarter profit, spurring management on Thursday to confidently reiterate aggressive growth plans that should see it hire about 3,000 people next year and more beyond. Read story

CEO resigns from Bothell-based Athira Pharma after investigation finds misconduct

October 22, 2021, 7:45am Business

Athira Pharma, a Bothell-based biopharmaceutical company, announced Thursday that CEO and co-founder Leen Kawas has resigned from the company after an internal investigation found that she had altered images in her doctoral dissertation and “at least four research papers” written while she was at Washington State University. Read story

$2.1M penalty for roofing company over emission violations

October 22, 2021, 7:30am Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A North Portland roofing company has been fined $2.1 million for a decade of air quality violations. Read story

Conceptual renderings, which could change, of the Waterfront Gateway area next to City Hall show multifamily housing, a multistory parking garage and a skybridge over the railroad to Vancouver waterfront.

Skybridge, new buildings part of vision for Vancouver’s Waterfront Gateway

Conceptual renderings, which could change, of the Waterfront Gateway area next to City Hall show multifamily housing, a multistory parking garage and a skybridge over the railroad to Vancouver waterfront.

October 22, 2021, 6:06am Business

A developer has been selected for the city’s Waterfront Gateway, and early conceptual renderings show four new buildings, including a parking garage and a skybridge over railroad tracks leading to the Vancouver waterfront. Read story

Michael Giles, founder and CEO of Embed Financial Technologies Inc., has raised about $80 million in investor funding before his product launch near the end of the year.

Finance startup Embed raises $80 million, readies for launch in Vancouver’s Uptown Village

Michael Giles, founder and CEO of Embed Financial Technologies Inc., has raised about $80 million in investor funding before his product launch near the end of the year.

October 21, 2021, 6:57pm Business

A new finance-tech company that raised $80 million in investor funding is about to launch its product with its headquarters in Vancouver’s Uptown Village. Read story

Washington sees fewer jobless claims, echoing national trend

October 21, 2021, 4:58pm Business

SEATTLE — New unemployment claims in Washington dropped last week amid a broad national decline in jobless claims. Read story

The New York Stock Exchange operates during normal business hours in the Financial District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 and health care companies were leading the way for the second day in a row. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in the early going, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq were each up about 0.1%.

Stocks end mostly higher, enough for S&P 500 to set record

The New York Stock Exchange operates during normal business hours in the Financial District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 and health care companies were leading the way for the second day in a row. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in the early going, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq were each up about 0.1%.

October 21, 2021, 1:45pm Business

A wobbly day of trading on Wall Street left major stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, nudging the S&P 500 to an all-time high. Read story