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Furloughed hospitality workers from the shuttered Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., demonstrate to preserve their jobs as management mulls the hotel's reopening.

In some states, unemployment stays stubbornly high

Furloughed hospitality workers from the shuttered Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., demonstrate to preserve their jobs as management mulls the hotel's reopening.

April 4, 2021, 12:30pm Business

The economic recovery is leaving millions of people behind, especially those with jobs depending on conventions, tourists and live performances. Read story

This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows the Colstrip power plant in southeast Montana.

Coal country races to shield itself from Biden’s climate plan

This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows the Colstrip power plant in southeast Montana.

April 4, 2021, 6:18am Business

Coal’s slow downfall is gaining momentum across the U.S. as clean energy becomes cheaper and wins widespread support, but lawmakers in mining states from Wyoming to West Virginia are determined to fight back with a series of roadblocks to President Joe Biden’s plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. Read story

Seattle hot housing streak continues

April 4, 2021, 6:04am Business

SEATTLE — Seattle’s housing market started the new year with a milestone: Housing prices here have been growing at the second-fastest rate in the nation for a full year. Read story

A Rosenwald Elementary School teacher took this undated photo of a sugar cane field burn on a school day just outside the fence surrounding the school grounds in South Bay.

After sugar’s $11 million investment, a bipartisan push to protect industry

A Rosenwald Elementary School teacher took this undated photo of a sugar cane field burn on a school day just outside the fence surrounding the school grounds in South Bay.

April 4, 2021, 6:02am Business

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — If the aroma of organic fertilizer repeatedly wafts into your yard from a nearby working farm and you try to sue to stop it, it’s likely to be considered a nuisance lawsuit and you’ll be barred by law under Florida’s “Right to Farm Act.” Read story

Jason Lansing, 22, a University of Michigan senior from Chicago, sits with some of his Michigan gear for his online business selling game-worn sports gear in partnership with former college athletes on March 25, 2021, in Chicago. The Players Trunk, which stores merchandise in a suburban family garage, is growing so fast it was recently funded by a Chicago venture capital firm.

March Madness is big business for the NCAA but not for its athletes. A Chicago student is helping former players cash in

Jason Lansing, 22, a University of Michigan senior from Chicago, sits with some of his Michigan gear for his online business selling game-worn sports gear in partnership with former college athletes on March 25, 2021, in Chicago. The Players Trunk, which stores merchandise in a suburban family garage, is growing so fast it was recently funded by a Chicago venture capital firm.

April 4, 2021, 6:00am Business

CHICAGO — As head manager for the University of Michigan men’s basketball team, Jason Lansing has spent four years doing scut work — mopping up floors, unloading equipment and showing up for early morning rebounding duty. Read story

President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington.

Biden’s Rust Belt revival plan risks luring more foreign steel

President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington.

April 4, 2021, 6:00am Business

Arguably the biggest beneficiaries of President Joe Biden’s plan to spend $620 billion on highways, roads and bridges are the steelmakers. Read story

The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C. More than 50 of the largest U.S. companies paid nothing in federal income taxes last year, even though they reported big pretax profits as a group. (J.

Report: 50 of largest U.S. firms paid zero in income tax

The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C. More than 50 of the largest U.S. companies paid nothing in federal income taxes last year, even though they reported big pretax profits as a group. (J.

April 4, 2021, 6:00am Business

NEW YORK — Just as President Joe Biden is pushing to raise taxes on companies to help pay for his infrastructure plan, a report from a Washington policy group is highlighting how many firms pay zero despite making big pretax profits. Read story

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Clark County Business Briefing

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April 4, 2021, 5:56am Business Briefs

People in Business Read story

Data on 500M Facebook accounts found online

April 3, 2021, 5:09pm Business

NEW YORK — Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. Read story

A hiring information sign is displayed at a fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill., Friday, April 2, 2021. America's employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (nam y.

From child care to COVID-19, job market faces obstacles

A hiring information sign is displayed at a fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill., Friday, April 2, 2021. America's employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (nam y.

April 3, 2021, 3:49pm Business

WASHINGTON — A surge in hiring in the United States last month — 916,000 added jobs, the most since August — coincides with growing confidence that a blistering pace of job growth will continue as vaccinations increase and federal aid fuels economic growth. Read story