Clark County wage gap has grown since 2002

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Higher-paying jobs have enjoyed strongest recovery

Clark County employers are expanding payrolls and the jobless rate is falling, but wallets aren't getting fatter, according to a new analysis by Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department.

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Business News

FedEx predicts another record for holiday season deliveries

By Associated Press October 22, 2014 5:19 p.m.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.

Gas prices fall in Clark County

By Gordon Oliver October 22, 2014 5:19 p.m.

For the first time in many years, motorists can look forward to a pleasant surprise at the local gas station — gasoline that costs less than $3 a gallon.

Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press October 22, 2014 4:27 p.m.

NEW YORK — Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.

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Integra service guards against computer attacks

By The Columbian October 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver-based telecom Integra has launched a new service that automatically monitors network traffic to detect and respond to malicious "denial-of-service" attacks that use high volumes of network traffic to overwhelm a company's network or site domain, the company said Tuesday.

Fuel Medical Group fetes opening of new Camas HQ

By The Columbian October 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Fuel Medical Group will celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in downtown Camas at 4 p.m. Monday with a ribbon-cutting, office tour and refreshments.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: 'Earning' a place in the media

By Gordon Oliver October 19, 2014 6 a.m.

I was the only man in the room last Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Clark County. I had no complaints, but I had to wonder what advice about the news business I could offer these hardworking women whose business ventures ranged from tattoo artist to real estate broker.

Strictly Business: Business e-newsletter set to evolve

By Gordon Oliver September 21, 2014 6 a.m.

How do your find the news that interests you?

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Singletary: Program lets some SUN in on foreclosures

By Michelle Singletary October 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Lisa Shepard followed the rules. She got a good education. She became a registered nurse and then got a law degree. Her schooling led to a good job in health care management. She bought a home she could afford in Jessup, Md. She lived within her means.

Brunell: November election is about jobs and wages

By Don Brunell October 21, 2014 6 a.m.

November's election needs to be about the people who are unemployed or underemployed and how best to increase wages.

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Real Estate

Fixed mortgage rates plummet to 14-month lows

By Kathy Orton, The Washington Post October 20, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Just when it seemed that 30-year fixed mortgage rates below 4 percent were a thing of the past, stock market volatility and weakening in the Asian and European financial markets drove rates to lows not seen in 14 months.

Harney: Waiver to end, house flips to slow next year

By Kenneth R. Harney October 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down-payment mortgage money? That's an important question for buyers, sellers, investors and realty agents who've taken part in a nationwide wave of renovations and quick resales using Federal Housing Administration-backed loans during the past four years.

Spokane measure would track abandoned homes

By Associated Press October 19, 2014 2:47 p.m.

SPOKANE — The Spokane City Council is considering creating a registry of abandoned homes as a way to prevent them from slipping into disrepair.

Urban NW Homes focuses on sustainability

By Courtney Sherwood October 19, 2014 12:13 a.m.

Five years after bank failures and an economic meltdown froze Clark County’s home-building sector in its tracks, construction has returned to lots zoned and permitted long ago. Housing construction remains well below pre-recession levels. But as builders such as Troy Johns can attest, the legacy of the Great Recession may shape the face of new housing in the community for years to come.

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