Clark County building permits

September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Building permits over $25,000 issued by Clark County's Department of Community Development for Aug. 18-22

Clark County business calendar

September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

A weekly list of business-related classes and events

Real Estate roundup

September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

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

Vancouver building permits

September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Building permits over $25,000 issued by the city of Vancouver for Aug. 18-22.

Women work way into building

By DAVID CRARY, Associated Press September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.

Working in Clark County: Jeremy Hubbard, bail bondsman

By Mary Ricks September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Jeremy Hubbard feels he got lucky. After his Army service, he applied to work as a bail bondsman and got the job. Fourteen years later he still likes what he is doing. "More than 85 percent of my clients have never needed me before. They are good people that made a mistake," Hubbard says.

Amy's Kitchen to expand Oregon facility

By Greg Stiles, Mail Tribune September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Spurred by rapidly increasing demand for its organic food products, Amy's Kitchen has responded with a two-phase expansion at its plant off of Antelope Road.

Costco leases Vulcan site for growing HQ staff

By The Associated Press August 31, 2014 4:39 p.m.

SEATTLE — Costco Wholesale has leased an Issaquah office building developed by Vulcan to provide growing room for its headquarters staff, which now numbers about 3,000. The 177,000-square-foot building is about a mile from the warehouse retailer's headquarters.

Olympia Port will seek bids to upgrade docks

By The Associated Press August 31, 2014 4:37 p.m.

OLYMPIA — The Port of Olympia will seek bids to replace what are the oldest and some of the busiest docks at Swantown Marina, despite cost estimates running about $250,000 over earlier projections.

Donor of $100M to OHSU is Columbia Sportswear chair

By The Associated Press August 31, 2014 4:36 p.m.

PORTLAND — The anonymous donor that gave $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University last month has been revealed to be Columbia Sportswear's chairwoman Gert Boyle, and the donation was made to honor her late sister.

Labor issues aid Canadian ports

By Christopher Donville and Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg News August 31, 2014 4:21 p.m.

VANCOUVER, B.C. —Prince Rupert, a remote port luring tourists with the slogan "Where Canada's Wilderness Begins," may want to consider a new motto: "Asia's Gateway to Chicago."

Clark County business briefing

August 31, 2014 6 a.m.

People in business

Tech test: Reading tablets decent, but are they needed?

By ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press August 31, 2014 6 a.m.

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used to get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice water over their heads.

Knee saver maker's sales jump after air-rage case

By Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg News August 31, 2014 6 a.m.

ATLANTA — The Knee Defender, a gadget that blocks airplane seats from reclining, got a global boost after a scuffle between two passengers forced a United Airlines jet to make an unscheduled landing.

Study finds checking account costs rise, fewer are available for free

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times August 31, 2014 6 a.m.

The cost of consumer checking accounts at U.S. banks and thrifts hit new highs during the first six months this year, according to the latest survey of 100 banks by


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