Funding raises Uber valuation to $50 billion

By Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News August 2, 2015 5:20 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has raised another monster round of funding to value the car-booking company at a whopping $50 billion, making it the highest-valued venture-backed company in the world, according to a report Friday.

Costco buys Redmond land for long-delayed project

By Angel Gonzalez and Sanjay Bhatt, The Seattle Times August 2, 2015 5:18 p.m.

Costco Wholesale has bought a big chunk of land in southeast Redmond, signaling that a long-delayed project to build a warehouse there could be moving forward after six years.

Alaska adds PDX flights to K.C., Twin Cities, Omaha, Neb.

By TERRY RICHARD, The Oregonian August 2, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Alaska Airlines will add daily nonstop service beginning in February from Portland International Airport to three Midwest metro areas: Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha, Neb.

Oregon LNG loses lawsuit over land easement for terminal

By Associated Press August 2, 2015 2:17 p.m.

WARRENTON, Ore. — An Oregon energy company that wants to export liquefied natural gas has lost a lawsuit regarding a land easement.

Clark County business briefing

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

People in business

Tech test: Windows 10 manages to fix predecessor's woes

By ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years.

Tales from a serial entrepreneur

By Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — After he was fired from the company he started, Marc Barros found therapy in writing.

More millennials still living at home causing stagnation in economy

By Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

The economy might be recovering, but millennials are still largely living with their parents, one survey says.

U.S. touting culinary tourism

By Associated Press August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

MILAN — Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting the Expo 2015 world's fair focusing on food this week.

Prices starting to trickle upward again

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

Guitar Center is accused of violating federal labor law

By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

CHICAGO — Guitar Center is being accused of violating federal labor law by "discriminating" against employees at its flagship stores in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, and failing to bargain in "good faith" with the workers' union, according to a complaint issued last week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board.

Apps turns smartphones into medical research tools

By BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, N.Y., had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

Grain terminal co-op's 'crown jewel'

By GEORGE PLAVEN, East Oregonian August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

UMATILLA, Ore. — A loaded tractor-trailer pulls up to the Pendleton Grain Growers McNary Elevator on the banks of the Columbia River, hauling nearly 35 tons of freshly harvested wheat.

Workers will have to keep waiting for a pay increase

By Matt O'Brien, The Washington Post August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — One day, American workers will get a raise. Today, though, wasn't that day.

Exxon 2nd-quarter profits slide to $4.2 billion

By James Osborne, The Dallas Morning News August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

DALLAS — Exxon Mobil profits continue to fall, as the global oil industry reels under the lowest crude prices since 2009.

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