Business

Christensen founder, former officials sue new owner Luken

May 27, 2016

Christensen Shipyards founder David Christensen and former officers of the Vancouver luxury yacht builder are suing the wealthy Tennessee businessman who bought the business, claiming…

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Bing cherries in N.W. aren’t growing well

May 26, 2016, 5:30 PM

KENNEWICK (AP) — Bing cherries have been beset with growing problems this year that are reducing the size of the crop.

McDonald’s CEO says company is making changes customers want

May 26, 2016, 5:23 PM

NEW YORK — McDonald’s, under intense pressure in a competitive industry, sought to reassure its shareholders Thursday that it is making changes to its food and service that customers want.

Main Street Marijuana expands to three shops

May 26, 2016, 5:20 PM

One of the founders of Vancouver’s first retail recreational marijuana store can talk about his enterprise for more than 20 minutes without mentioning any of the many names for his products.

Barrett stock jumps on 2015 profit report

May 26, 2016, 5:18 PM

For long-term investors in Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services Inc., it was worth the wait to see how the company was doing financially.

Costco tops estimates for profit, sales growth lags

May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM

SEATTLE — Costco's profits in its third quarter exceeded Wall Street expectations, though total sales fell short.

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Briefs

Costco tops estimates for profit, sales growth lags

May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM

SEATTLE — Costco's profits in its third quarter exceeded Wall Street expectations, though total sales fell short.

PetSmart severs ties with Pa. small-animal supplier

May 26, 2016, 3:50 PM

BARTO, Pa. — Another major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Instafab standoff takes turn for worse

May 8, 2016, 6:06 AM

It’s not been easy watching the bitter standoff between Instafab, a long-established Vancouver steel fabricator and installer, and its embittered former employees. More than one year out from a walkout by the first five workers to declare a strike against the nonunion company, the feud is only turning uglier and more personal.

Strictly Business: Is 5 better than 3 for the port?

April 17, 2016, 6:00 AM

One of two things should have happened when Port of Vancouver Commissioners Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe both showed up to a labor roundtable earlier this month: One should have left, or one shouldn't have spoken.

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Columnists

Parker: Trump aims to revive a debunked Clinton ‘scandal’

May 26, 2016, 6:00 AM

If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren’t captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn’t believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule is obviously truth. But then, veracity is no hindrance to the conspiracy-minded.

Cepeda: Domestic workers are deserving of protection, too

May 25, 2016, 6:00 AM

Workers’ rights are on a bit of a roll these days. Not only are $15 minimum-wage increases starting to take hold in cities across the country, but bills mandating paid sick time are making their way through state legislatures. And top brands like Starbucks and J. Crew are eliminating erratic “on-call” work schedules for their employees.

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Real Estate

208 apartment units planned for Tech Center

May 25, 2016, 6:00 AM

A developer this week submitted plans for 208 "loft-style" apartment units east of Southeast 177th Avenue along Mill Plain Boulevard.

More east Vancouver development planned

May 24, 2016, 6:05 AM

The city’s going to need an air traffic controller to manage all the development about to land at the old Evergreen Airport.

Sky Zone park growing in old Albertsons

May 20, 2016, 6:07 AM

Construction is well underway at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Boulevard, across from the recently closed — yet still beloved — Golden Skate. By mid-summer, people will be taking leaps and bounds at the region's first Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

Housing, population out of sync in Clark County

May 19, 2016, 6:05 AM

Clark County’s housing crisis hinges on the lack of available and affordable housing. It begs the question: Just how many residences are there right now in Clark County?

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