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Chamber seeks end to enhanced jobless aid


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some recipients less incentive to look for work.

Opposition grows to fourth cruise ship dock in Cozumel

With tourism shattered by the pandemic, critics say yet another cruise ship dock is the last thing that Mexico’s Caribbean island of Cozumel needs.

Trendy NYC buyer eyes shuttered downtown hotel


The almost century-old Hotel Seattle, at 315 Seneca St., and its basement dive bar, Bernard's on Seneca, closed in March of last year, owing to the pandemic. Kidder Mathews recently put the 78-room property on the market, unpriced, with offers due by April 20.

American job growth slows sharply as companies struggle to find workers


Job losses by industry suggest that the economy is starting to rotate out of a pandemic economy.

Paccar building Kentucky facility

A distributor for after-market truck, trailer, bus and engine parts is building a new facility in Kentucky and expects to create 80 full-time jobs.

Bothell townhouses trade for $10M


A rental portion of Silver Creek Crossing, at 19102 20th Drive S.E. in Bothell, sold for $10 million, according to Snohomish County records.

$21.6B allocated for rental assistance

The Biden administration announced the allocation of $21.6 billion in emergency rental assistance to help prevent evictions of people who lost jobs during the pandemic.

Borrowing strong again in March

U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a strong $25.8 billion in March, the second month in a row of sizable gains and a further indication that the economic recovery is picking up steam.

Turtles rescued from storm drains

They're lean, they're mean and they're green. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly, but hundreds of diamondback terrapin hatchlings have been rescued from subterranean storm drains along the Jersey Shore.

Another pandemic high for air travel

About 1.64 million people were screened at U.S. airports Thursday, the busiest day for air travel since March 2020, the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

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