SAN FRANCISCO — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet — two versions priced at $149 and aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.
By ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press April 1, 2015 4:16 p.m.
A batch of discouraging economic news deepened investors' concerns about corporate earnings, pulling major U.S. stock indexes down on Wednesday for the second day in a row.
By Associated Press April 1, 2015 4:16 p.m.
NEW YORK — McDonald's says it is simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize, marking the latest sign that the company is rethinking its menu to keep up with changing tastes.
By DAVID PITT, Associated Press April 1, 2015 6 a.m.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain remains low due to slumping prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday in its first report of the new crop season.
April 1, 2015 6 a.m.
Ridgefild — Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe of Portland has acquired the assets and business operations of Ridgefield Kayaking.
By The Columbian March 31, 2015 5:46 p.m.
A second Vancouver location for the Herbery, a marijuana retailer, has been approved by the State Liquor Control Board, said Jim Mullen, the store's chief operating officer.
By Gordon Oliver March 29, 2015 6 a.m.
When high-end digital pen maker Wacom sprung the news this month that it would bail from Vancouver for a glitzier corporate address in Portland's Pearl District, company spokesman Doug Little acknowledged the move would be a loss to Vancouver and its technology business sector.
By Michelle Singletary April 1, 2015 6 a.m.
I had a hallelujah moment when I saw that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing new rules that would require payday lenders to make sure that borrowers have the means to repay their loans.
By Don Brunell March 31, 2015 6 a.m.
Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by City of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.
By Gordon Oliver April 1, 2015 6 a.m.
Stephen Seal found his first business success in buying and selling rural land. Now, the investment manager, who lives in Long Beach and operates his companies out of Vancouver, is moving in a big way into investments in tax liens on foreclosed properties, mostly undeveloped land, in Florida and Arizona.
By Gordon Oliver March 25, 2015 3:13 p.m.
The Building Industry Association of Clark County signaled the official launch of construction for this year's NW Natural Parade of Homes with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning at the site where six to eight luxury homes will be built for the September show.
By Gordon Oliver March 23, 2015 4:42 p.m.
Josh Davis is showing that he's found a way to reduce the cost of a new roof installation by about 30 percent without sacrificing quality.