All-renewable energy eyed for Boeing plant

4:23 p.m. December 17
737 commercial airplanes assembled at factory in Renton

RENTON — Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

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Business News

Vancouver port looks to develop new Red Lion hotel

By Aaron Corvin December 17, 2014 7:37 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver said Wednesday it hopes to develop a new hotel for Red Lion as part of a larger effort to redevelop its Terminal 1 property, currently home to the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

Cuba thaw could boost U.S. firms

By PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press December 17, 2014 5:22 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana.

Dispute at ports means small fries in Japan

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post December 17, 2014 5:05 p.m.

TOKYO — Already reeling from a butter shortage, Japan is now being buffeted by another food crisis: McDonalds is running out of french fries and will start rationing the crispy delicacy.

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Vancouver law firm marks anniversary

By The Columbian December 17, 2014 6 a.m.

The Miller Nash law firm said Tuesday that it's celebrating 15 years in business in Vancouver this year.

Montague to consult with Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce

By The Columbian December 17, 2014 6 a.m.

The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce's executive board said Tuesday it has named Paul Montague as consulting executive director. Montague will work with the board of directors, chamber members and other community leaders to develop the chamber's vision, build membership and to hire a permanent executive director to carry out that vision.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Experts on menu at forecast breakfast

By Gordon Oliver December 7, 2014 6 a.m.

If you really want to hear from the experts on our local Clark County economy, talk to the experts — the people working every day to provide jobs in our community.

Strictly Business: Driving on with new technology

By Gordon Oliver November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Ready or not, we're approaching the day when we'll hand control of our cars over to computers.

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Singletary: Don't let debt keep you awake at night

By Michelle Singletary December 17, 2014 6 a.m.

National Public Radio's David Greene and Robert Smith have been hosting a series of money talks around the country this year concerning personal finances. Greene, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and Smith, correspondent for “Planet Money,” start off by asking audience members and panelists who join them, myself included, “What keeps you up at night?”

Brunell: Wreaths help honor our fallen veterans

By Don Brunell December 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for a lost loved one. It is especially painful for America's military families whose son, daughter, spouse or parent was killed in action this year.

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Real Estate

National trust acquires Academy building

By Tom Vogt December 16, 2014 10:07 p.m.

One of the most historic buildings in the Pacific Northwest has entered a new era, with Fort Vancouver National Trust acquiring the Academy building in downtown Vancouver.

Trail Tech expands in Battle Ground

By Justin Runquist December 12, 2014 6 a.m.

In the quiet southeast reaches of Battle Ground, business is bustling for Trail Tech as the high-tech company prepares for a massive expansion.

Ridgefield group means business

By Justin Runquist December 10, 2014 6 a.m.

As Ridgefield continues to rank among Washington's fastest-growing cities, a consortium of business owners and residents hopes to ensure its quiet downtown streets keep pace with the rest of the city.

Port mulls plans for 108-acre Centennial site

By Aaron Corvin December 8, 2014 4:44 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver is expected Tuesday to update its big-picture plan for making land and building improvements, including considering a series of proposals that would advance the development of its 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park.

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Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.

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