By Gordon Oliver April 17, 2014 5:41 p.m.
Umpqua Bank has been on a self-proclaimed mission of changing the face of banking with its living-room-friendly "stores," its hyper-courteous employees, and the "world's greatest bank" moniker it brashly embraced years ago as a tiny Oregon community bank.
By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014 4:41 p.m.
A report released Thursday says 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. last year, up from 2.8 million in 2012.
By The Columbian April 17, 2014 4:37 p.m.
Owners of the downtown Esther Short Building on Thursday announced plans to move six tenants and 60 employees into the vacant structure at 610 Esther St. that is owned by an LLC made up of local investors.
By BREE FOWLER, Associated Press April 17, 2014 4:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems in December.
By Associated Press April 17, 2014 4:22 p.m.
NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.
By Maria Halkias, The Dallas Morning News April 17, 2014 4:14 p.m.
Michaels Stores said Thursday that about 3 million customer credit and debit cards may have been exposed to hackers due to malware found on its Michaels and Aaron Brothers systems.
By Associated Press April 17, 2014 12:09 p.m.
PORTLAND — A state audit calls on Oregon to turn its attention from getting aid to people slammed by the Great Recession to getting them jobs.
By The Columbian April 17, 2014 6 a.m.
The Port of Vancouver will hold its first of four public tours scheduled in 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.
By Andrea Chang and Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times April 17, 2014 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.
By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post April 16, 2014 7:04 p.m.
OAKDALE, Pa. — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press April 16, 2014 3:28 p.m.
NEW YORK — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.
By Aaron Corvin April 16, 2014 4:20 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Wednesday took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press April 16, 2014 12:11 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Washington state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.