Finance

Orders for US big-ticket factory goods drop 17.2…

U.S. orders for big-ticket factory goods plunged for the second straight month in April as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy

Hungary to commemorate victims of Danube boat…

Preparations are underway for commemorations to be held on the anniversary of the Danube River tragedy in which a sightseeing boat carrying mostly tourists from South Korea sank after a collision with a river cruise ship

Anacortes weathering drop in sales tax revenue amid pandemic

41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but…

Roughly 2.1 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in the face of a deep recession even as more businesses reopen and rehire some laid-off employees

Housing Authority working on Mount Vernon project

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Hong Kong's business hub status imperiled by…

A security law proposed by China could imperil Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s best places to do business

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Nissan to close Indonesia, Spain auto plants…

Nissan plans to close auto plants in Spain and Indonesia after sinking into the red for the first time in 11 years as the pandemic squashed global demand and disrupted production

Firestone Pacific Foods admits safety lacking

EasyJet, American Airlines to slash workforce…

European budget carrier easyJet and American Airlines both plan to cut large parts of their workforces as the global aviation industry struggles to cope with a near total halt to travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Patrons under plastic: Restaurants get creative…

As coronavirus restrictions are eased, some restaurant owners are seeking to welcome back in-person dining, but in a way that adheres to social distancing rules while also trying to serve as many customers as health and safety rules allow

US layoffs climb to 41 million, despite business…

Roughly 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million

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Croatian charity offers help as lives turn during…

If it hadn’t been for Igor Loparic and his charity, many in the northern Croatian Istria region wouldn’t be able to cope with the crisis brought on by the new coronavirus

Wall Street drifts higher following big gains…

Wall Street is moving modestly higher in early trading Thursday as a strong rally from earlier this week slows down

Swinomish casino to reopen

House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans…

For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy and Republican lawmakers protested loudly

EDITORIAL: Unemployment benefits fraud requires action

Trump preparing order targeting social media…

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies

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Most Australian News Corp small papers to go…

Australia’s largest newspaper publisher says most of its suburban and regional mastheads will become digital-only next month

LA allows shopping, worship sooner than expected…

Los Angeles moved to reopen retail shops and churches despite earlier signals it would go much slower than other California counties recovering from the coronavirus