Job growth remains strong in Clark County

Nov 25, 2015

Clark County added 700 jobs during October, when adjusting for seasonal factors, with strong gains in a broad range of professional and services industries.

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Business News

Mt. Tabor brewing moving to Felida

November 25, 2015, 1:59 PM

Having moved from Portland to a small downtown Vancouver storefront in October 2011, Mt. Tabor Brewing is getting ready for another big move, this time to Felida.

New-home sales rebound in October after September drop

November 25, 2015, 1:17 PM

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, indicating a return to stability in the housing market.

Microsoft gets slightly more racially diverse

November 25, 2015, 12:59 PM

SEATTLE — Microsoft is getting more male, and slightly more racially diverse, according to a batch of new workforce data the company released Monday.

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Regulators propose new rules for high-speed traders

November 25, 2015, 9:27 AM

NEW YORK — Regulators are proposing new procedures to monitor high-speed trading more closely in response to wild market swings brought on by a series of technical breakdowns.

General Mills will buy all cage-free eggs by 2025

November 25, 2015, 8:28 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa — General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025.

Hewlett-Packard misses analysts’ expectations

November 25, 2015, 8:26 AM

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard disappointed Wall Street Tuesday, turning in a final quarter that fell below expectations.

WorkSource sets session on construction jobs

November 25, 2015, 6:10 AM

WorkSource Vancouver will hold a free information session at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, for anyone interested in the construction trades.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Does a tip in power loom in restaurants?

November 15, 2015, 6:02 AM

Quite a few years ago, after a long night and day running the Hood to Coast Relay, I piled into a van for the drive back home from the Oregon Coast. Famished, we rolled into a restaurant on Highway 26.

Strictly Business: Keep our leaders on the record

November 1, 2015, 6:02 AM

My editor suggested I write a goodbye column -- this column you're reading. I said yes to one last newspaper deadline.

Strictly Business: Sharing economy has pros and cons

October 4, 2015, 6:01 AM

My wife and I spent last weekend in a fabulous country home in Parkdale, Ore., in the upper reaches of the fruit-filled Hood River Valley. We woke to spectacular views of Mount Hood's north slope and signed off our two evenings there, under a full moon that lit the silent valley and the wooded hillside that defined its boundary. We were in another world but less than two hours from home.

Strictly Business: Top 10 ways to pitch news

September 6, 2015, 6:01 AM

Lots of people want to keep their name out of The Columbian, or any other newspaper, for that matter. Think criminals, drunk drivers, leaders of failing businesses as examples.

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Camden: Eyman and his detractors playing the initiative game

November 25, 2015, 6:00 AM

Initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman and his detractors squared off recently in the Capitol, where the ingenuity of their latest ideas was overshadowed by doubts about their earnestness.

Sowell: Stop and think about what our politicians are saying

November 24, 2015, 6:00 AM

It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions.

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Real Estate

Young buyers dominate real estate

November 23, 2015, 5:37 AM

SAN DIEGO — When it comes to the housing market, increasingly it's all about the millennial.

Today’s higher home prices differ from bubble

November 22, 2015, 5:37 AM

WASHINGTON — An ongoing rebound in U.S. home prices is different from the credit-fueled run up that fanned the financial crisis and tipped the nation into recession when the real estate bubble burst, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found in new research.

Vancouver projects eye affordable housing

November 20, 2015, 8:40 PM

Three apartment projects planned along Fourth Plain Boulevard could bring some much-needed affordable housing to the corridor, as well as fill vacant lots.

Developer to buy rock quarry in east Vancouver

November 18, 2015, 4:51 PM

Pac Trust is negotiating the purchase of 51 acres of rock quarry property from Pacific Rock Products as part of an expansion plan for the Columbia Tech Center campus in east Vancouver.

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