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Clark County construction continues to stand firm

March 21, 2020, 6:05am Business

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted Clark County businesses in nearly every industry, but amid the chaos, one of the county’s biggest industries appears to be chugging along with minimal impacts, at least so far: Construction. Read story

Steps to boost internet at home

March 21, 2020, 6:04am Business

With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s not a huge surprise that home internet is showing the strain. Read story

Netflix establishes $100M relief fund

March 21, 2020, 6:03am Business

LOS ANGELES -- Netflix said Friday it is establishing a $100 million relief fund for workers in the worldwide creative community affected by the coronavirus-caused halt of most film and television production. Read story

Home sales jump to 13-year high in February

March 21, 2020, 6:01am Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. home sales jumped in February to their highest level in 13 years, a trend that will almost certainly be reversed as people stop showing their property out of fear of infection in the coronavirus outbreak. Read story

Unemployment claims soar in Washington, Oregon

March 20, 2020, 5:46pm Business

State unemployment offices in Washington and Oregon have been instructed by the federal government to stop releasing daily claim totals before the U.S. Department of Labor can issue its regularly scheduled weekly report. Read story

Skamania Lodge closes for 2 months

March 20, 2020, 4:11pm Business

Skamania Lodge has announced that it will close starting on Sunday and continuing through May 30, citing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

‘Chicken’ nuggets and cream ‘cheese’ grown in trays. Are you ready for alternative proteins made from a volcanic microbe?

March 20, 2020, 2:45pm Business

CHICAGO — A food tech company operating in the shadow of Chicago’s old Union Stockyards has developed a new kind of animal-free protein that it, and its big-name funders, believe can help feed the world’s growing population while fighting climate change. Read story

Dow drops more than 900 points, ending worst week since 2008

March 20, 2020, 1:20pm Business

Wall Street ended the week the same way it began: in full retreat from the coronavirus. Read story

Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

March 20, 2020, 9:09am Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Read story

Senators sold stock before steep market losses from virus

March 20, 2020, 9:05am Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., is asking for an ethics review after coming under criticism for selling off as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid coronavirus fears. Read story