Phyllis Maquire has loved running the Marianna Stoltz House Bed and Breakfast in the Gonzaga University neighborhood for the last 33 years, but with no one traveling right now, she’s not sure how much longer she can stay in business.
A lot of things have changed about the average day at the office in the past few months. But one thing remains constant through busy days and slow weeks: at some point in a workday afternoon or a hectic late night on the job, you will want a snack.
Randé Fleming has been working as a taxi driver for two years and has never been one to sit idle, but he was off the streets for nearly two months beginning in late March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle usually sees its busiest days during the summer, as customers walk in to get ice cream on a hot day or to enjoy a burger.
Many Spokane restaurants are back to some semblance of normal business by now. Despite climbing COVID-19 case numbers in Spokane County, local spots have worked to bounce back from weeks or months of closure with limited, careful dine-in service.
Laid-off workers in the state filed 40,466 new jobless claims last week as benefit applications remain at unprecedented levels, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.
Bank of America's second-quarter profits were sawed in half and the consumer banking giant set aside billions of dollars to cover potentially bad loans caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits remained stuck at 1.3 million last week, an historically high level that indicates many companies are still cutting jobs as the viral outbreak intensifies.
The Federal Reserve says economic activity has picked up in most regions of the country but still remains well below pre-pandemic levels with the country facing high levels of uncertainty.
Washington gained more than 71,000 jobs in June as businesses were able to reopen under Gov. Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department.