Union, United Grain deny agency's allegations

By Aaron Corvin April 23, 2014 6:01 p.m.

In their long-running contract dispute, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver agree on at least one thing: The National Labor Relations Board's allegations that both sides have engaged in unfair labor practices are off base.

Seattle-based company reaches settlement over job seekers' documents

By By Kyung M. Song The Seattle Times April 23, 2014 5:13 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A Seattle-based international sandwich supplier has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over the company’s alleged practice of requiring specific forms of identification from job seekers who are not American citizens.

Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5%

By Associated Press April 23, 2014 4:58 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.

Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend

By Associated Press April 23, 2014 4:53 p.m.

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.

Microsoft expands ad-free Bing for schools

By Associated Press April 23, 2014 4:50 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Faster production boosts Boeing's 1Q profit

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press April 23, 2014 4:45 p.m.

Boeing’s increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.

First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press April 23, 2014 9:56 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

Job-finding events set for May in Vancouver

April 22, 2014 8:55 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, will host a job workshop May 9 and a job fair on May 14 in Vancouver.

GM fights for bankruptcy protection against liability

By Associated Press April 22, 2014 5:02 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past.

Eastern Washington family farm seeks investors

By Associated Press April 22, 2014 4:55 p.m.

KENNEWICK — A major Eastern Washington farm operation hopes to raise up to $48 million through a rare initial stock offering.

Tank car fleet is inadequate for crude oil, rail industry says

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau April 22, 2014 4:51 p.m.

WASHINGTON — None of the tank cars currently in service carrying Bakken crude oil is adequate for carrying that product, a rail industry representative testified Tuesday, but until new federal regulations are completed, the use of inadequate cars will continue.

Clark County's economy grows by 4,800 jobs

By Aaron Corvin April 22, 2014 4:41 p.m.

Clark County’s economy expanded by 4,800 jobs in the 12 months ending in March.

John McKibbin appointed to head Identity Clark County

By Gordon Oliver April 22, 2014 10:27 a.m.

Business group will focus on infrastructure, leadership, and education.

High court hears streaming TV case

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press April 22, 2014 10:19 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices are weighing whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.

Pizza chain Papa Murphy's sets terms for $70 million IPO

By Cami Joner April 22, 2014 4:24 p.m.

Vancouver-based take-and-bake pizza chain Papa Murphy’s International has established a stock price for its initial public offering of $11 to $13 per share, according to Nasdaq.com.

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