Google to offer own cellular network plan

By JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press March 2, 2015 4:37 p.m.

BARCELONA, Spain — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.

Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq again tops 5,000

By STEVE ROTHWELL, Associated Press March 2, 2015 4:36 p.m.

NEW YORK — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.

HP purchasing Aruba Networks for $2.7B

By BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press March 2, 2015 4:35 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.

Port of C-W ready for building phase of major projects

By Aaron Corvin March 2, 2015 4:28 p.m.

The Port of Camas-Washougal is poised to launch several major construction projects, including a park and trail, and a building that will enable an existing tenant to expand.

Barnes & Noble will spin off college-bookstore business

By Matt Townsend, Bloomberg News March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble Inc. will spin off its college-bookstore business from its retail chain and Nook e-reader operations, creating two publicly traded companies.

Skilled immigrant spouses can soon go to work

By MARTHA MENDOZA and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her from working.

Vancouver Building Permits

By The Columbian March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Building permits more than $25,000 issued by the city of Vancouver.

Real Estate Roundup

By The Columbian March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Recent commercial real estate transactions as reported by area brokerage firms.

Liquor Licenses

March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor Control Board:

Clark County Building Permits

By The Columbian March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Building permits more than $25,000 issued by Clark County's Department of Community Development.

Clark County Business Calendar

By The Columbian March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Monday publication date. Send to or fax 360-735-4598.

Working in Clark County: Phil Auer, dance studio owner

By Mary Ricks March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Phil Auer was raised in a dance family and at age 24 he became the youngest-ever franchise owner of an Arthur Murray Dance Studio. After giving 40 to 45 private lessons per week for a few years, Auer now owns several Arthur Murray studios. "I like to say at the dance studio we give unexpected customer service," Auer said. "I like to see people open up and become more outgoing when they get involved in dancing."

Get in, get out: Colleges push full course loads

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post March 1, 2015 4:14 p.m.

Cleveland State University made a proposition to its students two years ago: Take a full course load of 30 credits a year and get $200 off tuition and a $200 book stipend.

Clark County Business Briefing

March 1, 2015 6 a.m.

People in business

Berko: Hold onto Sears catalogs, but don't invest in its stock

By Malcolm Berko March 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Dear Mr. Berko: In 1954, my parents took me to the first Sears store that opened in Oklahoma City. We were impressed with all the merchandise and fantastic displays. Sometimes we'd just drive to Sears to walk around for fun without buying anything. I remember when Dad bought 25 shares of Sears in 1955 and how excited he got when it later split 3-for-1 and he owned 75 shares. And I have two old Sears catalogs from 1948 and 1952, which still look like new. I know Sears is closing stores, sales are down and the stock price has tumbled to the low $20s. I have such good memories of Sears, but I wonder whether the stock has hit bottom and whether it would be good to buy Sears, as it has moved back to $38.


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