Business

Longshore members ratify contract with grain operators

5:35 p.m. August 26
The agreement ends two years of negotiations

Workers will return to United Grain in Vancouver, other terminals on Wednesday

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Business News

Port of Vancouver to lease rail cars to boost trade

By Aaron Corvin August 27, 2014 1:58 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver has launched a new venture in which it will lease rail cars to move agricultural products west.

State court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press August 27, 2014 1:17 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.

Crowd funds a project in Bothell for McMenamin's

By John Gillie, The News Tribune August 27, 2014 6 a.m.

The successful effort of an Oregon-based hospitality and entertainment company to raise funds for the conversion of a former school in Bothell to a hotel and entertainment venue could be a harbinger of good things for a landmark Tacoma building.

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Briefs

American, US Airways pull fares from Orbitz over fees

By Associated Press August 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Los Angeles — Amid a feud over fees, American Airlines has stopped posting its fares on the travel website Orbitz.com and also plans to pull fares for US Airways next week.

HP recalls 6 million notebook PC power cords

By Bloomberg News August 26, 2014 5:34 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard is recalling more than 6 million personal-computer power cords in the U.S. and Canada, citing reports of overheating and melting units.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Visionary Fred Meyer

By Gordon Oliver August 17, 2014 6 a.m.

As a teenager, Fred Grubmeyer decided to explore life beyond Brooklyn and headed west. He briefly tried his hand at gold mining in Alaska but realized his small miner's shovel was no match for the mountain in front of him. The young man found his way to Portland, shortened his name to Meyer and over decades built a chain of shopping centers that made him a local household name.

Strictly Business: Legal pot industry sure to be robust

By Gordon Oliver July 13, 2014 6 a.m.

It's rare when any business in Clark County attracts national or even regional interest, so the media throng that greeted last Wednesday's opening of Main Street Marijuana was quite a curiosity.

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Columnists

Singletary: Planning is the key for your retirement

By Michelle Singletary August 27, 2014 6 a.m.

A recent column about the importance of getting your Social Security statement prompted a lot of retirement questions from readers.

Washington View: Pity the poor streamers

August 26, 2014 6 a.m.

Every day, birds flying near a certain spot on the California-Nevada border are incinerated in midair. They're called "streamers" for the puff of smoke that appears as they ignite and plummet to the ground. Federal wildlife investigators estimate there's one "streamer" every two minutes.

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Real Estate

County acts on massage parlors

By Tyler Graf August 12, 2014 5:40 p.m.

Clark County has taken an initial step in putting the squeeze on illicit massage businesses.

BergerABAM moving to former City Hall site

By Gordon Oliver August 11, 2014 5:09 p.m.

The engineering and environmental consulting firm BergerABAM said Monday that it will move its Vancouver offices to the former City Hall building at 210 E. 13th St., the first announced tenant in a building that is now called Block 56.

Analysis: East Vancouver shopping lacks what works in other parts of county

By LUCIA WORTHINGTON for The Columbian August 10, 2014 6 a.m.

As a community of shoppers, we have a lot of choices in Clark County on how and where to spend our money. With more than 50 shopping centers on the north side of the Columbia River, our shopping options are just around the corner.

Vancouver rental market remains tight

By Erin Middlewood July 29, 2014 4:21 p.m.

Jacinta Cox has been looking for a new house to rent since late May with no luck. She and her family have lived in the same place for eight years, but the landlord wants to sell the house. The Cox family would love to stay in Camas, but Jacinta has had to widen her search.

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