Local workforce development group receives $4 million

By The Columbian September 12, 2014 6 a.m.

The Washington state Employment Security Department has distributed nearly $41 million in federal funds to 12 local workforce development councils to help workers boost their skills and find jobs, the department said Thursday.

Clark County weighs rural industrial land bank

By The Columbian September 10, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County staff will update the Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission next week on an application to establish a rural industrial land bank south of Brush Prairie.

Nevada company will build industrial facility in Vancouver

By The Columbian September 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Dermody Properties has purchased six acres at Northeast 60th Avenue in Vancouver for development of a 98,400-square-foot industrial facility known as LogistiCenter 205, the company said Monday.

Clark County Business Briefing

By The Columbian September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

People in business

Columbia Credit Union nation's 18th healthiest

By The Columbian September 4, 2014 6 a.m.

Columbia Credit Union has been named the nation's 18th healthiest credit union, based on financial strength, by DepositAccounts.com, a consumer blog that tracks credit unions and the banking industry. Approximately 6,600 credit unions were evaluated based on deposit growth, available capital and loan to reserve ratios, among other factors.

EmpRes Healthcare leases six facilities in Northwest

By The Columbian September 4, 2014 6 a.m.

EmpRes Healthcare, an employee-owned health care management company based in Vancouver, has leased five skilled nursing centers and an assisted living/retirement center. The facilities are in Bellingham, Snohomish, Spokane and Lewiston, Idaho.

PC sales surge in big markets

By Associated Press August 28, 2014 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — Apparently people are still buying a lot of PCs.

Reports: FBI investigating JPMorgan hacking incident

By Associated Press August 27, 2014 4:47 p.m.

NEW YORK — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

Intel to get Oregon tax breaks worth about $2B

By Associated Press August 27, 2014 4:15 p.m.

HILLSBORO, Ore. — Officials have approved a tax break for Intel that could be worth about $2 billion during its expansion in Washington County west of Portland.

Weyerhaeuser relocating HQ to downtown Seattle

By Associated Press August 27, 2014 4:14 p.m.

SEATTLE — Weyerhaeuser Co. said Tuesday it's relocating its corporate headquarters to Seattle from its longtime home in the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way.

Chamber of Commerce announces awards finalists

By The Columbian August 27, 2014 4:13 p.m.

Vancouver — The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2014 "Business and Leadership Award" finalists in five award categories. All finalists will be featured at the Chamber's Annual "Officer Installation and Awards Event" on Sept. 9 at the Hilton, where award recipients in each category will be disclosed. Finalists are:

American, US Airways pull fares from Orbitz over fees

By Associated Press August 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Los Angeles — Amid a feud over fees, American Airlines has stopped posting its fares on the travel website Orbitz.com and also plans to pull fares for US Airways next week.

HP recalls 6 million notebook PC power cords

By Bloomberg News August 26, 2014 5:34 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard is recalling more than 6 million personal-computer power cords in the U.S. and Canada, citing reports of overheating and melting units.

Apple said to prepare new 12.9-inch iPad for 2015

By Bloomberg News August 26, 2014 5:33 p.m.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Apple's suppliers are preparing to manufacture the company's largest-ever iPad, with production scheduled to commence by the first quarter of next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Case-Shiller shows slide in home price increases

By The Columbian August 26, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Vancouver Vancouver — The monthly S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for June recorded what it called a "sustained slowdown in price increase" that showed up in its 20-city composite, which includes the Portland-Vancouver metro area, and in other home price indexes.