Home partially made from shipping containers rising in east Vancouver

Oct 7, 2015

A new environmentally friendly housing trend is making its first appearance in Vancouver with the construction of the city's first house made partly out of…

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Business News

Singletary: Figure out how much home you can afford

October 7, 2015, 5:59 AM

When my husband and I were shopping for our first home, real estate folks kept telling us how much we could afford.

Microsoft touts new lineup at event

October 6, 2015, 5:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The success of Microsoft's fall lineup of devices will ride on the company's ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices -- specifically, Windows devices.

IMF lowers forecast for world economy

October 6, 2015, 4:52 PM

LIMA, Peru — China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year of 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday.

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Struggling grocer Haggen finds buyers for 36 stores

October 6, 2015, 4:25 PM

BELLINGHAM — Grocery chain Haggen has found buyers for 36 of its stores in California and Nevada.

Yahoo to double the size of data center in Quincy

October 6, 2015, 5:44 AM

QUINCY — Yahoo says it plans to double the size of its data center in the rural central Washington town of Quincy.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Sharing economy has pros and cons

October 4, 2015, 6:01 AM

My wife and I spent last weekend in a fabulous country home in Parkdale, Ore., in the upper reaches of the fruit-filled Hood River Valley. We woke to spectacular views of Mount Hood's north slope and signed off our two evenings there, under a full moon that lit the silent valley and the wooded hillside that defined its boundary. We were in another world but less than two hours from home.

Strictly Business: Top 10 ways to pitch news

September 6, 2015, 6:01 AM

Lots of people want to keep their name out of The Columbian, or any other newspaper, for that matter. Think criminals, drunk drivers, leaders of failing businesses as examples.

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.

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Sowell: Economic disparity does not drive educational gap

October 6, 2015, 6:00 AM

The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination.

Jayne: Secession efforts say a lot about our political climate

October 4, 2015, 6:00 AM

I know, I know, this is how rumors get started. So before we go any further, let's make one thing clear -- there is no movement afoot to have Clark County secede from the State of Washington. At least as far as I know.

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Real Estate

Port, Red Lion call off exclusive talks

September 30, 2015, 4:57 PM

The Port of Vancouver and Red Lion have ended exclusive negotiations about building a new hotel on the port's Terminal 1 property, adding a new twist to an ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic site west of the Interstate 5 entrance into Vancouver.

Crisis in Clark County rental market

September 27, 2015, 6:00 AM

Their little house in the Hough neighborhood was once perfect for Melissa Boles and Audrey Miller.

Workshop offers advice on facades, websites to downtown businesses

September 24, 2015, 4:31 PM

Memo to downtown Vancouver business owners: If you want to attract customers, you've got to give off your best look — both digitally and physically.

Clark County’s 7th Wal-Mart opens in Orchards

September 23, 2015, 12:10 PM

Clark County's newest Wal-Mart, a 24-hour Supercenter at 14505 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Orchards, opened Wednesday with the national anthem, speeches by company and public officials, and a crowd of eager shoppers waiting for their time to spend.

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