Business

In reversal, grain trains abound for harvest

Sep 1, 2015

STERLING, N.D. — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for…

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Business News

Berkshire bets Americans will keep buying gas, holds $4.5B in Phillips

August 31, 2015, 5:57 PM

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. sees a green light at the intersection of low oil prices and record driving.

In reversal, grain trains abound for harvest

August 31, 2015, 5:50 PM

STERLING, N.D. — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.

Epix movies are jumping from Netflix to Hulu

August 31, 2015, 5:46 PM

LOS ANGELES — Hulu will expand its library in October as part of a new deal with cable network Epix.

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Briefs

Truck maker plans upgrade at central Ore. test facility

August 30, 2015, 6:46 PM

MADRAS, Ore.

Clark County business briefing

August 30, 2015, 6:00 AM

People in Business

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Bands at fair stir up memories, draw fans

August 15, 2015, 5:00 PM

The band members walked onto the stage at the Clark County Fair's grandstand without fanfare, introducing themselves as the Guess Who. Frontman Derek Sharp, born the year that the Canadian rock band recorded its first hit 50 years ago, joked about the gray-haired crowd in the grandstand. Then it was on to a 90-minute run of old hits including "American Woman" and "No Time" that had us old-timers on our feet, singing along to the still-familiar tunes. This was a band from my high school days of playing LPs in my bedroom. As if we weren't all feeling plenty old, bassist Jim Kale told the crowd that he'd been performing for 53 years.

Strictly Business: Raising wages a worthy venture

August 1, 2015, 5:00 PM

The problems of stagnant worker pay and rising global wealth inequality often seem insurmountable — too big to get your brain wrapped around them, too thorny and plutocratically entrenched to uproot with good policy prescriptions.

Strictly Business: Ideas flow to name river site

July 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Last week, I asked for your thoughts on naming our new waterfront urban neighborhood. Gramor Development, the company that will create the bulk of the waterfront community, says it will call the area Waterfront Vancouver USA. But Gramor doesn't control all of the 40-plus acres of redevelopment waterfront property: The Port of Vancouver is redeveloping 10 acres of its Terminal 1 site, and it has no new name in mind for its property.

Strictly Business: What’s in a name for waterfront?

July 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

Vancouver, more than most places, should understand the importance of a name in shaping a community's identity. We forever live in the shadow of that much bigger, more cosmopolitan Vancouver to the north. And people sometimes confuse our state's name with our nation's capital city.

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Columnists

Jayne: Catholic school + gay applicant = difficult situation

August 30, 2015, 6:01 AM

Full disclosure: My daughter is a senior at St. Mary's Academy, and my wife's ties to the school date back to the Carter administration. So I have taken more than a passing interest in the events of the past week as a figurative firestorm has engulfed the all-girls high school in downtown Portland.

Will: End-of-life decisions must be our own

August 29, 2015, 5:00 PM

Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. Lynette Cederquist, who regrets that Maynard had to move to Oregon in order to do so, is working with others to change California law to allow physician assistance in dying.

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Real Estate

C-Tran head: The Vine milestone ‘historic’

August 24, 2015, 5:00 PM

C-Tran officially planted The Vine on Monday, celebrating the start of a project that will bring big changes to Vancouver's Fourth Plain corridor.

Downtown galleries, art studios face rising rents and scattered sites

August 22, 2015, 5:00 PM

In July, Maureen Andrade emailed out a cry for financial help for the North Bank Artists Project.

Expert stresses focus on efficiency in building

August 19, 2015, 5:00 PM

Many newly built homes are full of bells and whistles — granite countertops, soaring ceilings, expansive master suites — but prospective buyers would be wise to look beneath the skin to learn whether the home they want to buy is built with efficiency and comfort in mind.

Southwest Washington home sales still hot

August 17, 2015, 5:00 PM

The real estate market continues to sizzle during this year's hot summer, with home sales and prices continuing their steady year-over-year upswing in July, according to the latest report from the RMLS real estate listing service.

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