Wacom writes new chapter for pens

By Gordon Oliver September 22, 2014 5 p.m.

Wacom is rolling out four new digital tools this fall, ranging from premium professional pens to an inexpensive stylus for doodlers and note-takers, as it feeds growing consumer demand for expanded uses of tablets and smartphones.

McDonald's expands build-your-burger experiment

By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg News September 22, 2014 4:37 p.m.

CHICAGO — McDonald's Corp.'s build-your-own-burger experiment, under way in four Southern California restaurants, could be coming to many more locations as the chain seeks to pull out of the worst sales slump in a decade.

Existing home sales decrease in August

By Associated Press September 22, 2014 4:33 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.

GM expert says 21 deaths eligible for compensation

By Associated Press September 22, 2014 10:16 a.m.

DETROIT — The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.

Clark County Business Calendar

By The Columbian September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses, as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Monday publication date. Send to mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4598.

Clark County Building Permits

By The Columbian September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Building permits more than $25,000 issued by Clark County's Department of Community Development.

Vancouver Building Permits

By The Columbian September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Building permits more than $25,000 issued by the city of Vancouver.

Real Estate Roundup

By The Columbian September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

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

Liquor Licenses

By The Columbian September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

The following have applied to the Washington State Liquor Control Board:

Apple growers seek to lift European restrictions

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — With the harvest underway, Jon Alegria figures he'll pack more than 400 million apples from this year's crop by mid-November, relying on a widely used chemical to keep them looking fresh for months.

Microsoft's Minecraft purchase spurs fears

By Abby Ohlheiser, The Washington Post September 22, 2014 6 a.m.

The $2.5 billion Microsoft deal to purchase the makers of Minecraft became official on Monday, but some people — especially non-gamers — are just now starting to discover that the tech giant bought more than just a best-selling indie game with goofy graphics. Minecraft is also an ecosystem of dedicated fans who play, create and share within and beyond the game's open world.

Record grain harvest ups danger of bin accident

By Maya Rao, Star Tribune September 21, 2014 4:42 p.m.

LEWISTON, Minn. — The corn wasn't flowing out of the grain bin any longer, so farmer John Daley stepped inside to look more closely.

Clark County Business Briefing

September 21, 2014 6 a.m.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses, as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon of the Tuesday preceding the intended Sunday publication date. Send to mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

By MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press September 21, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.

Phone-tablet hybrid more novel than practical

By Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press September 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Companies often blend old products to give you something new.

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