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Comcast offers freebies this week during ‘Watchathon’

By John Ewoldt Minneapolis Star Tribune Comcast customers wondering when the cable…

  • May 11th, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic sends nation’s unemployment rate to 14.7%

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. economy suffered its biggest labor market shock…

  • May 9th, 2020

IRS sets Wednesday deadline for direct deposit stimulus payments

By Laura Davison Bloomberg News WASHINGTON, D.C. — The IRS said it…

  • May 9th, 2020

Amid falling revenue, Sound Publishing lays off 70 workers

The company shed 20% of its workforce. At The Daily World, four people lost their jobs.

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                                Disney on Tuesday reported dismal second-quarter earnings, the first time the company has shared results since it closed Disneyland, above, and Walt Disney World.

Disney theme parks take a $1 billion hit amid coronavirus closures

Walt Disney Co., the world’s largest entertainment company, reported quarterly earnings for…

  • May 6th, 2020
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                                Disney on Tuesday reported dismal second-quarter earnings, the first time the company has shared results since it closed Disneyland, above, and Walt Disney World.

U.S. companies cut a record 20.2 million jobs, ADP says

By Vince Golle Bloomberg News Employment at U.S. companies plummeted in April…

  • May 6th, 2020

Carnival Cruise Lines cancels remaining 2020 Seattle-Alaska voyages

By Katherine Khashimova Long The Seattle Times Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled…

  • May 5th, 2020

Washington’s largest meat-packing plant, hard-hit by COVID-19, reopens

By Hal Bernton The Seattle Times Tyson Foods on Tuesday resumed limited…

  • May 5th, 2020

Carnival plans August 1 cruise launches as lawmakers investigate

By Jessica Wehrman CQ-Roll Call Three days after a House committee announced…

  • May 4th, 2020

It’s only May, but Christmas is already in doubt

By Matthew Townsend Bloomberg News Even with the U.S. economy expected to…

  • May 4th, 2020

Major U.S. airlines will require masks to slow coronavirus spread

By Hugo Martín Los Angeles Times Take a flight, wear a mask.…

  • May 4th, 2020

State AGs step in to help on securing refunds amid coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fountains of the Bellagio in Las Vegas danced…

  • May 4th, 2020

Warren Buffett sells stake in Delta, other airlines

By Kelly Yamanouchi The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Billionaire investor Warren Buffett sold his…

  • May 4th, 2020

Quirk in coronavirus relief law gives full $600 a week even to workers facing only cut hours

By Sarah D. Wire Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington and…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

U.S. labor-market mystery: Applicants for government jobs vanish

By Kelly Gilblom Bloomberg News For every job Kelly Hardwick has posted…

  • Apr 28th, 2020

How coronavirus will forever change airlines and the way we fly

By Angus Whitley Bloomberg News Higher fares, fewer routes, preflight health checks…

  • Apr 27th, 2020

Next round of small-business loans under controversial coronavirus-aid program starts

By Paul Roberts The Seattle Times Small businesses that missed out on…

  • Apr 27th, 2020

Windermere Westport matching food bank donations

WESTPORT — The Windermere Westport real estate office is matching donations to…

  • Apr 22nd, 2020

All-day happy hour? Americans drinking while working at home in pandemic, surveys say

By Mark Price The Charlotte Observer Millions of Americans are drinking on…

  • Apr 21st, 2020

More than 3 million have home loan forbearance in U.S.

By Steve Brown The Dallas Morning News Almost 6% of homeowners nationwide…

  • Apr 21st, 2020