ArchiveBusiness 3-5-21Herb Scribner·March 5, 2021· Share Businesses’ bid to enforce Covid safety rules stymied by Texas governor’s decision to scrap mask mandate (NBC News) – “This could put people in danger,” a security expert says. China announces ‘over 6%’ economic growth target, tech plans (Associated Press) – China vowed to make the nation self-reliant in technology and announced plans to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the public’s role in government. Stock futures dip after a steep sell-off on Wall Street amid surging bond yields (CNBC) – All eyes will be on the February jobs report, which is set to be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect 210,000 payrolls were added in February, compared to just 49,000 in January, according to Dow Jones. US debt projected to balloon to more than double GDP by 2051 (Bloomberg) – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office warned that by 2051, the United States’ debt will skyrocket to 202 percent of its gross domestic product, up from 102 percent this year. Google’s approach to historically Black schools helps explain why there are few Black engineers in Big Tech (Washington Post) – The company tried to recruit engineers by partnering with HBCUs. Critics say the program exposed how the search giant fell short. Costco Sales Rise 15% in Latest Quarter (Wall Street Journal) – E-commerce sales for the warehouse chain rose nearly 75%.