Two religious leaders called on United Grain Corp., which locked out union dockworkers more than a year ago, to repent what they called the company's sins, including greed and "theft in stealing the right to work."
By Victoria Stilwell, Peter Robison and William Selway, Bloomberg News March 8, 2014 2:42 p.m.
SEATTLE - When Washington state residents voted in 1998 to raise the state's minimum wage and link it to the cost of living, opponents warned the measure would be a job-killer. The prediction hasn't been borne out.
By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Drones, once known as weapons of war, are undergoing a dramatic makeover as a hot new business tool in the sky. But, as with unmanned military craft, domestic drones are prompting concerns over safety and privacy.
By Joan Verdon, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
The experts who keep track of store openings and closings have been forecasting for more than a decade that the day was coming when American retailers would have to pay for building way too many stores.
By Associated Press March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
PORTLAND — A solar power company that won Oregon government incentives to manufacture solar panels in Portland has missed its second payment in as many months on a $10 million loan.
By Aaron Corvin March 7, 2014 8:15 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won't say anything about the proposal to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver until the state permitting agency reviewing the project makes its recommendation.
By The Columbian March 7, 2014 5:33 p.m.
Homebuilding activity in Clark County improved in February from the same month last year, and held steady with the previous month, according to a county report issued Friday.
By Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press March 7, 2014 5:26 p.m.
NEW YORK — Boeing's much-delayed 787 Dreamliner has hit another production snafu.
By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press March 7, 2014 5:17 p.m.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced $5 million in funding, from tax credits and a state loan, to allow Josephine County's last sawmill to reopen and convert to cutting small logs from forest thinning and ecological restoration projects. The governor said Friday the funding helps maintain a healthy timber industry needed to protect forests.
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press March 7, 2014 10:33 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.
By Associated Press March 7, 2014 10:23 a.m.
WENATCHEE — The big drawdown of the reservoir behind Wanapum Dam has stabilized a cracked spillway there, but it's coming at the cost of lost power generation.
By The Columbian March 7, 2014 6 a.m.
The number of outlets in Clark County for recycling unused paints and paint products has grown. And best of all, it costs nothing for you to safely dispose of paint products.
By The Columbian March 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Beacock Music of Vancouver has been named top music instrument and product retailer out of 4,000 independent music dealers by the National Association of Music Merchants.
By Tyler Graf March 6, 2014 8:25 p.m.
Clark County is showing signs of economic growth as it exits the hardest period since the Great Depression, Commissioner Tom Mielke said Thursday, but more could be done to make it the most business-friendly community in the state.
By Associated Press March 6, 2014 5:56 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The Senate has narrowly passed a measure that would eliminate a 17 percent fee on liquor sold by grocers to restaurants and bars in Washington state.
March 6, 2014 4:48 p.m.
ISSAQUAH — Costco's fiscal second-quarter net income fell 15 percent, hurt by softer sales of some non-food items, weaker gross margins in its fresh foods business and the impact of weaker foreign currency exchange rates on its international results. The year-ago period was also helped by a tax benefit.