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FILE  - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing says the pandemic will reduce demand for new planes for the next decade, long after experts expect a vaccine for COVID-19. The company updated its forecast of the airplane market on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. It remains upbeat about long-term prospects driven by increasing air travel in Asia. Boeing, which along with Europe'Aos Airbus dominates the aircraft-building industry, has seen orders and deliveries of new planes crumble this year.

Boeing forecasts a slow, painful recovery for the aviation industry

FILE  - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing says the pandemic will reduce demand for new planes for the next decade, long after experts expect a vaccine for COVID-19. The company updated its forecast of the airplane market on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. It remains upbeat about long-term prospects driven by increasing air travel in Asia. Boeing, which along with Europe'Aos Airbus dominates the aircraft-building industry, has seen orders and deliveries of new planes crumble this year.

October 11, 2020, 12:30pm Business

Boeing projects that the global coronavirus pandemic will result in 11% fewer new jets being delivered in the next decade compared to previous forecasts. Read story

Charlie Kleier

People in Business

Charlie Kleier

October 11, 2020, 6:04am Business Briefs

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Potato farmer Steve Streich stands on a mound of potatoes 20 feet deep inside one of his climate-controlled warehouses which are designed to keep millions of pounds of product fresh and cool in Creston, Mont., on Sept. 25.

Montana farmers storing crops, hoping for better market

Potato farmer Steve Streich stands on a mound of potatoes 20 feet deep inside one of his climate-controlled warehouses which are designed to keep millions of pounds of product fresh and cool in Creston, Mont., on Sept. 25.

October 11, 2020, 6:04am Business

KALISPELL, Mont. — When the height of the coronavirus pandemic first took hold last spring, forcing a nationwide shutdown, Flathead Valley seed potato farmer Steve Streich gave away 70,000 pounds of potatoes. Read story

Junk haulers have hands full with pandemic cleanouts

October 11, 2020, 6:03am Business

ST. LOUIS The basement of Kate Walter’s home had been overtaken by Christmas decorations, her grown children’s grade school art projects and a dining room set that once belonged to her ex-husband’s parents. Read story

Heather Peeples shops for deals on DVDs at Walmart during Black Friday last year.

Black Friday next week? Best Buy, Target announce deals

Heather Peeples shops for deals on DVDs at Walmart during Black Friday last year.

October 11, 2020, 6:02am Business

As an unprecedented holiday shopping season is set to begin, Best Buy said Thursday it will offer dozens of “Black Friday” deals on Tuesday and Wednesday during the Amazon Prime Day event and Target’s Deal Days. Read story

What will things be like as more people return to the office?

Analysis: How the office will change when everyone’s back

What will things be like as more people return to the office?

October 11, 2020, 6:02am Business

I’m writing these words at my desk in a large open-plan office in midtown Manhattan. Bold, no? Read story

A blazing sun silhouettes power lines in North Long Beach ahead of a heatwave that is forecast to begin on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A report from three key state groups analyzing what caused a pair of blackouts in mid-August largely conformed to reasons including a sweltering heatwave.

Report: A combination of factors caused California’s rolling blackouts in August

A blazing sun silhouettes power lines in North Long Beach ahead of a heatwave that is forecast to begin on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A report from three key state groups analyzing what caused a pair of blackouts in mid-August largely conformed to reasons including a sweltering heatwave.

October 11, 2020, 6:02am Business

A report from three key state groups analyzing what caused a pair of blackouts in mid-August largely conformed to reasons previously cited by California’s grid operator that a combination of factors, including a sweltering heatwave, pushed the state’s power system to its edge, leading to the first statewide outages in nearly 20 years. Read story

Alex Totterman, CEO and founder of Cove Water in Culver City, Calif., is photographed on Oct. 2, 2020 with a mix of prototype and actual plastic water bottles, as well as bottle caps and label that he says are made up entirely of biodegradable material. The company will begin selling the bottled water sometime in the fall.

Building a guilt-free plastic water bottle: It’s not easy

Alex Totterman, CEO and founder of Cove Water in Culver City, Calif., is photographed on Oct. 2, 2020 with a mix of prototype and actual plastic water bottles, as well as bottle caps and label that he says are made up entirely of biodegradable material. The company will begin selling the bottled water sometime in the fall.

October 11, 2020, 6:02am Business

LOS ANGELES — Does the world really need another brand of bottled water? Read story

Weston: Beware high-risk homes that drive up insurance

October 10, 2020, 6:02am Business

When house hunting, the price of homeowners insurance probably isn’t top of mind. But homes with hidden risks can make getting coverage difficult, expensive or both. Learning how to identify them could save you a bundle. Read story

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

Working in Clark County: Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist, Clark County Green Business Program

Sarah Keirns, environmental outreach specialist for the Clark County Green Business program, has worked for the county since 2012. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 after growing up in Rhode Island and going to school in Maine. "What interested me is where the built environment and how our actions interact with the environment. Not so much forestry for example, but I was more interested in how we can protect the environment at home and at work," she said.

October 10, 2020, 5:04am Business

Sarah Keirns found her calling while watching an episode of “Sesame Street” “some time in the 1980s.” Read story