Franchisee to open seventh auto care shop

Nov 27, 2015

After 25 years in the military, including time in Afghanistan, and years of working for big box retailers, Steve Grimes wanted something of his own.

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Business News

‘Lumbersexual’ chic: Filson opening new flagship Seattle store

November 26, 2015, 6:43 PM

Filson, founded by a former railroad conductor in 1897, got its start dressing adventurers on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush and later outfitted cowboys, loggers and other hardworking types with durable, albeit expensive, outerwear.

Michigan, Fiat Chrysler reach deal on tax credits

November 26, 2015, 6:41 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Fiat Chrysler will have to spend an additional $1 billion on Michigan facilities over 15 years to qualify for $1.9 billion in business tax credits under an agreement approved Tuesday by the state's economic development board.

Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

November 26, 2015, 5:45 PM

SEATTLE — Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

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McDonald’s to celebrate Salmon Creek opening

November 26, 2015, 4:12 PM

McDonald's will hold a weeklong grand reopening of its Salmon Creek restaurant including family activities, behind-the-counter tours and visits from McDonald's celebrity characters.

Regulators propose new rules for high-speed traders

November 25, 2015, 9:27 AM

NEW YORK — Regulators are proposing new procedures to monitor high-speed trading more closely in response to wild market swings brought on by a series of technical breakdowns.

General Mills will buy all cage-free eggs by 2025

November 25, 2015, 8:28 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa — General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025.

Hewlett-Packard misses analysts’ expectations

November 25, 2015, 8:26 AM

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard disappointed Wall Street Tuesday, turning in a final quarter that fell below expectations.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Does a tip in power loom in restaurants?

November 15, 2015, 6:02 AM

Quite a few years ago, after a long night and day running the Hood to Coast Relay, I piled into a van for the drive back home from the Oregon Coast. Famished, we rolled into a restaurant on Highway 26.

Strictly Business: Keep our leaders on the record

November 1, 2015, 6:02 AM

My editor suggested I write a goodbye column -- this column you're reading. I said yes to one last newspaper deadline.

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.

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Parker: Students not to blame for series of hissy fits at colleges

November 26, 2015, 6:00 AM

It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead to such torrents of tearful tribulation that the nation's university system would have to shut down for a prolonged period of grief counseling.

Camden: Eyman and his detractors playing the initiative game

November 25, 2015, 6:00 AM

Initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman and his detractors squared off recently in the Capitol, where the ingenuity of their latest ideas was overshadowed by doubts about their earnestness.

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Real Estate

Young buyers dominate real estate

November 23, 2015, 5:37 AM

SAN DIEGO — When it comes to the housing market, increasingly it's all about the millennial.

Today’s higher home prices differ from bubble

November 22, 2015, 5:37 AM

WASHINGTON — An ongoing rebound in U.S. home prices is different from the credit-fueled run up that fanned the financial crisis and tipped the nation into recession when the real estate bubble burst, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found in new research.

Vancouver projects eye affordable housing

November 20, 2015, 8:40 PM

Three apartment projects planned along Fourth Plain Boulevard could bring some much-needed affordable housing to the corridor, as well as fill vacant lots.

Developer to buy rock quarry in east Vancouver

November 18, 2015, 4:51 PM

Pac Trust is negotiating the purchase of 51 acres of rock quarry property from Pacific Rock Products as part of an expansion plan for the Columbia Tech Center campus in east Vancouver.

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