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Masons seeking new home

6 a.m. October 31
They are selling current building after embezzlement

It's never easy to find a new home, but members of the Masons fraternal organization in Clark County have it worse than most as they prepare to move out of a building that's been their home for decades.

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Business News

State launches health exchange for businesses

By Associated Press October 31, 2014 7:06 p.m.

Washington small businesses that want to offer health insurance to their employees can use a new marketplace just opened in the state.

Wall Street caps wild month with rally

By KEN SWEET, Associated Press October 31, 2014 6:27 p.m.

NEW YORK — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

Exxon profit enjoys unexpected boost

By Joe Carroll, Bloomberg News October 31, 2014 5:13 p.m.

CHICAGO — ExxonMobil Corp. said Friday that profit unexpectedly rose as lower crude prices boosted its income from making gasoline.

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Briefs

Barrett to raise dividend

By The Columbian October 31, 2014 7:06 p.m.

Barrett Business Services, the Vancouver-based provider of employment services, said Friday that its board has approved an increase in the company's regular quarterly cash dividend, raising it from 18 cents to 22 cents per share.

Two Vancouver companies get manufacturing awards

By The Columbian October 30, 2014 6 a.m.

Two Vancouver companies were among five top award winners in this year's Manufacturing Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Association of Washington Business and UPS.

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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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Real Estate

Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment trend

By Associated Press October 31, 2014 6 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.

Masons seeking new home

By Gordon Oliver October 31, 2014 6 a.m.

It's never easy to find a new home, but members of the Masons fraternal organization in Clark County have it worse than most as they prepare to move out of a building that's been their home for decades.

Ridgefield park-and-ride lot dedicated

By Justin Runquist October 30, 2014 8:58 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Construction is finished on one of the last pieces of infrastructure supporting what Ridgefield officials see as a fast-growing hub for employers in the next several years.

New rules adopted to spur home loans

By MARCY GORDON, Associated Press October 26, 2014 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week.

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