Working in Clark County: Ashley Vizcaino, luxury restroom business owner

Oct 13, 2015

Who doesn't look upon typical outdoor restroom facilities with dread and disdain while attending an outdoor event — especially one where you are dressed formally,…

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Business News

City will have say in port’s waterfront plan

October 12, 2015, 4:34 PM

If the Port of Vancouver and a private developer continue to lock horns over the future development of Vancouver's waterfront, one thing is certain: Neither party will get the final say.

Big technology deals don’t always compute for buyers

October 12, 2015, 4:23 PM

Dell's proposed $67 billion acquisition of data storage company EMC is the most expensive ever done involving two technology companies. Many of the tech industry's other notable deals haven't panned out as well as the buyers planned. Here's a look back at some of those past acquisitions.

Budweiser’s parent raises offer for SABMiller

October 12, 2015, 4:16 PM

LONDON — Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev raised its takeover bid for SABMiller to 70.4 billion pounds ($108.2 billion) Monday in its latest effort to win backing for its plan to create "the first truly global beer company."

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Dairy agrees to lower fine in worker’s drowning

October 11, 2015, 5:37 PM

OLYMPIA — The Mabton dairy where an employee drowned in a manure lagoon has settled for a reduced fine with the state over workplace safety violations. The cause of the accident remains under wraps.

Tableau leases Kirkland space that housed game studio

October 11, 2015, 5:36 PM

SEATTLE — Tableau is expanding once again in the Puget Sound region, this time on the Eastside. The Seattle data visualization company has leased space at 434 Kirkland Way, where previous occupants include Bungie, the gaming company and original developer of the popular "Halo."

U.S. gasoline prices dip half a cent over past 2 weeks

October 11, 2015, 5:34 PM

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of gasoline has dropped half a cent over the past two weeks, to $2.34 a gallon.

Hundreds testify on Grays Harbor oil terminal plan

October 9, 2015, 5:23 PM

ABERDEEN — A few hundred people testified at a hearing on two proposed oil terminals at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam.

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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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Pitts: Attempts to rewrite black history are deleting identity

October 12, 2015, 6:00 AM

'This," says Roni Dean-Burren, "is what erasure looks like."

Jayne: First step in gun debate is acknowledging problem

October 11, 2015, 6:01 AM

Can we talk about it? Now? Finally?

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Real Estate

Home partially made from shipping containers rising in east Vancouver

October 6, 2015, 6:01 AM

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 used shipping containers

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.

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