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Boeing admits a new quality issue on the 787 and tallies more 737 MAX cancellations

September 8, 2020, 10:30am Business

SEATTLE — Boeing on Tuesday disclosed a new manufacturing quality issue with the 787 Dreamliner, this time with assembly of the airplane’s horizontal tail in Salt Lake City. The disclosure comes after last week’s revelations of quality control problems at Boeing’s South Carolina plant affecting the 787’s aft fuselage. Read story

The CREDC is offering a new grant program for businesses that need COVID-19 support.

CREDC announces second round of emergency grants to aid small businesses

The CREDC is offering a new grant program for businesses that need COVID-19 support.

September 7, 2020, 2:45pm Business

The Columbia River Economic Development Council announced this week that it would begin accepting applications for a second round of emergency grants for Clark County businesses that have been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Week Ahead: Pandemic, partisanship and pressure for more stimulus

September 7, 2020, 6:02am Business

Last week’s market swoon didn’t burst the optimism of stock investors. But if it continues in the week ahead, it will press Congress to move on a stalled coronavirus economic stimulus package. Read story

Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney poses inside his main Ann Sather restaurant, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Chicago. Tunney estimates he's put $250,000 of his own money into running his three Ann Sather restaurants.

Business owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic

Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney poses inside his main Ann Sather restaurant, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Chicago. Tunney estimates he's put $250,000 of his own money into running his three Ann Sather restaurants.

September 7, 2020, 6:02am Business

NEW YORK — When the coronavirus outbreak forced cruise lines to cancel trips to Alaska, it wiped out Midgi Moore’s tour business, leaving her with thousands of dollars in deposits to refund. Read story

U.S. business leaders warned this week in a letter to Congress and the Treasury Department that President Donald Trump's recent executive action creating a payroll tax holiday for the remainder of the year could boomerang on workers with a higher 2021 tax bill.

Will Trump’s payroll tax deferral boost your paycheck? Maybe for a time, if your employer participates — but ‘it’s not free money.’

U.S. business leaders warned this week in a letter to Congress and the Treasury Department that President Donald Trump's recent executive action creating a payroll tax holiday for the remainder of the year could boomerang on workers with a higher 2021 tax bill.

September 7, 2020, 6:02am Business

President Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral took effect Tuesday, but some accountants are advising employers against implementing it. Read story

Startup Boundless to expand online immigration services with acquisition of RapidVisa

September 6, 2020, 6:10am Business

SEATTLE — Boundless Immigration co-founder Xiao Wang sounds frustrated discussing the tightened rules and processing delays for visas and citizenship that have hallmarked the Trump administration. Read story

Cars line up for a food distribution the North Texas Food Bank conducted at Dallas' Fair Park on May 14. (Smiley N.

‘An epic moment but not in a good way’: How COVID is causing pain at five of the nation’s largest nonprofits

Cars line up for a food distribution the North Texas Food Bank conducted at Dallas' Fair Park on May 14. (Smiley N.

September 6, 2020, 6:05am Business

Breast cancer nonprofit Susan G. Komen took extreme measures to survive the pandemic: laying off over 20 percent of its staff, cutting pay across the board, giving up its Dallas office and consolidating its nearly 60 entities into a single charity. Read story

The Interstate Bridge is seen looking north from the Oregon side in 2017.

Interstate Bridge closure: Plan for life without the span

The Interstate Bridge is seen looking north from the Oregon side in 2017.

September 6, 2020, 6:05am Business

9-day closure of I-5 Bridge northbound side is 6 days away, and being prepared will help ease expected traffic backups Read story

A restaurant displays a "Now Hiring" sign amid the coronavirus pandemic, on Aug. 4, 2020 in Arlington, VA.

Restaurants can’t find workers even amid historic unemployment

A restaurant displays a "Now Hiring" sign amid the coronavirus pandemic, on Aug. 4, 2020 in Arlington, VA.

September 6, 2020, 6:05am Business

Not even the greatest surge in joblessness in 80 years is easing the fast-food industry’s years-old labor shortage. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, cars and trucks travel on Interstate 5 near Olympia, Wash. A new study says that safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, cars and trucks travel on Interstate 5 near Olympia, Wash. A new study says that safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles. (AP Photo/Ted S.

September 6, 2020, 6:02am Business

DETROIT — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40 percent of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. Read story