Companies Jump In To Help People Amid Shutdown

About 800,000 federal workers are about to miss their first checks in a partial government shutdown that’s now poised to become the longest in U.S. history. Among staff who won’t get paid Friday are law enforcement officers, NASA engineers and office workers across the country. Some large corporations are jumping in to give a financial break to those workers — who are also their customers. Here’s the rundown: Bank fees, loans • Major banks including Bank of America Corp.

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  • New building for Pacific Northwest National Lab campus
    RICHLAND — The federal government’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will build a new $90 million energy sciences research building on its Richland campus. A contract to design and construct the building has been awarded to a Houston-based team of Harvey Cleary Builders and Kirksey Architecture. The Tri-City Herald says the facility will cover 110,000 to 145,000 square feet. More
  • ‘Scumbag’ comment gets juror removed in Pasco double-murder trial. Judge says it’s not her fault
    PASCO, Wa. — A relative of a Pasco homicide victim, who phoned a juror last week, admitted calling the accused killer a “scumbag” during the brief telephone conversation. The relative was tracked down and interviewed by a defense investigator on Friday after the juror in Hector Orozco Jr.’s double-murder trial told court officials about the phone call. On Tuesday, attorney Daniel Stovern renewed his claim of jury tampering based on the conversation between “Juror No. More
  • New trial starts for 2 charged in homeless camp killing
    SEATTLE — A new trial has started for brothers accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding three others at the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle. The Seattle Times reports James and Jerome Taafulisia are being tried for again on murder and assault charges in connection with the Jan. More
  • Woman sues Home Depot for $1.5M after termination
    BEND, Ore. — A Bend Paralympic athlete is suing Home Depot for $1.5 million, claiming the company did not consider her disability when it fired her in 2017. The Bulletin reports in a complaint filed Tuesday in Deschutes County Circuit Court, Barbara Buchan claims that after suffering a concussion in a fall at work, management fired her for keeping $11 worth of presentation materials in her vehicle overnight. More
  • 1 dead in Burien fire
    BURIEN — A woman was found dead and a second was injured as fire burned an apartment building in Burien. KOMO reports that firefighters arrived at the Forest View Apartments around 6 p.m. Tuesday to find flames burning on at least three floors. About two dozen people from seven affected apartments are receiving assistance from the Red Cross. More
  • UPDATE: Origin of Monday's Carlisle house fire still under investigation
    Two people were transported to area hospitals for “moderate, but not life-threatening” injuries related to the fire, Harig said. One was injured in a second-story jump to escape the fire and another ...
    02/17/2020 - 12:20 am | View Link
  • Thyssenkrupp Investor Says Stock Could Jump 20% on Elevator Cash
    Thyssenkrupp AG’s shares could surge if the engineering conglomerate gets a large cash payment for its prized elevator unit, one of the biggest shareholders said.
    02/17/2020 - 12:02 am | View Link
  • Coronavirus update: 1,383 deaths, more than 63,000 sickened, Expedia predicts impact beyond Q1
    There are more than 63,000 cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that was first identified in December in Wuhan, China, and 1,383 deaths, according to ...
    02/14/2020 - 5:25 am | View Link
  • Why Companies Need Problem Solvers, Not Problem Pointer-Outers
    Companies of all sizes deal with a similar problem: Too many people are problem pointer-outers instead of problem solvers.
    02/14/2020 - 12:21 am | View Link
  • Twitter notches first $1 billion quarterly revenue, beating estimates; shares jump
    Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) pulled in $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time on Thursday, beating expectations as efforts to make its platform more user-friendly brought in more people, and ...
    02/6/2020 - 2:50 am | View Link
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