Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and HARRY DUNPHY, Associated Press April 18, 2015 4:38 p.m.

WASHINGTON — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.

Jobs picture brightens for grads

By PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press April 18, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young plans to hire 9,000 graduates from U.S. universities this year, up from 7,500 in 2014. But recruiting isn't as easy as it used to be.

Organic products are growing on consumers

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press April 18, 2015 6 a.m.

The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.

Apple Watch's availability to remain limited to online

By BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press April 18, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week.

PeaceHealth names new senior vice president

By The Columbian April 17, 2015 5:38 p.m.

PeaceHealth said Friday that Dan Hein is its new senior vice president and chief information officer.

Wal-Mart to cut layer of management at stores

By Renee Dudley and Matt Townsend, Bloomberg News April 17, 2015 4:26 p.m.

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating a layer of in-store management, part of efforts to simplify operations at the world's largest retailer, people familiar with the decision said.

Greece default fears rattle stock markets

By BERNARD CONDON, Associated Press April 17, 2015 4:11 p.m.

NEW YORK — Fear that Greece could default and abandon the euro is rattling global financial markets.

Mustard may spice up Heinz's image

By Teresa F. Lindeman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette April 17, 2015 3:23 p.m.

PITTSBURGH — Perhaps the H.J. Heinz Co. just needed a good hot dog to serve its new mustard on.

Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

By TALI ARBEL, Associated Press April 17, 2015 11:15 a.m.

NEW YORK — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.

Machinists withdraw request for S.C. Boeing union vote

By BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press April 17, 2015 10:40 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it's withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference.

Health savings accounts easy way to manage costs, save on taxes

By Jonnelle Marte, The Washington Post April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Americans are growing much better at preparing for health expenses.

U.S. crude output at 42-year high in March

By Mark Shenk, Bloomberg News April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

The U.S. pumped crude last month at the fastest pace since February 1973, sending March inventories to the highest level in 85 years.

Improving mood on economy may boost Clinton

By Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Hillary Clinton's presidential hopes may be buoyed by a more optimistic feeling about President Barack Obama and the economy seen in a new Bloomberg Politics poll.

Events a new way to tour homes in Clark County

By Gordon Oliver April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark County's new showcase for local builders to present their homes to the curious and to prospective homebuyers comes complete with a kick-off social event focusing on local food and drink.

Air, hospitality academy lays off workers

By Gordon Oliver and Justin Runquist April 16, 2015 5:43 p.m.

Vancouver's International Air and Hospitality Academy has apparently fallen on challenging times. With declining enrollment, a number of employees were laid off this week at the small career college.

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