"What I get most from my job is what I get back from my commitment to assisting those who need me in order to obtain their mortgage loan," says Deanna McClelland, a senior loan consultant at Guild Mortgage in Vancouver. "We make homeownership dreams come true. We did all start with a dream, right? That is what I love best about what I get to do for a living."
By Ian King, Bloomberg News June 1, 2015 7:01 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Intel Corp. has agreed to buy Altera Corp. for $16.7 billion to defend its presence in data centers, forging a deal that will add to a record year for industry consolidation.
By Gordon Oliver June 1, 2015 5:05 p.m.
The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce will honor Camas business owner Art McCallum as Business Person of the Year and Washougal community volunteer and consultant Rene´ Carroll as Citizen of the Year at the chamber's annual award banquet Wednesday evening at the Camas Meadows Golf Club.
By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times (TNS) June 1, 2015 4:03 p.m.
Unending scrutiny from regulators is keeping pressure on Google to get better about explaining how it tracks users and how they can tinker with privacy settings.
By The Columbian June 1, 2015 4:15 p.m.
Alaska Airlines said Monday that it will launch direct service between Portland and Austin, Texas beginning Nov. 5.
By The Associated Press May 31, 2015 4:38 p.m.
NEW YORK — Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $1.41 billion.
By Gordon Oliver May 24, 2015 6 a.m.
We can't count the ways that legitimate and not-so-legitimate businesses come after our pocketbooks, and how often they find our vulnerabilities despite our best defenses. Few among us have escaped being drawn in by too-good-to-be-true deals for discounts or financial deals that ended up costing us in the long run.
By Gordon Oliver May 3, 2015 6 a.m.
Nationally and locally, for-profit schools are in the news these days. And the news isn't good for the schools or their struggling students.
By Malcolm Berko May 31, 2015 6 a.m.
Dear Mr. Berko: A friend with impressive political connections in Washington says the next president will ask Congress for a value-added tax to support our welfare and entitlement programs. He says it's the only way the country could pay for these programs.
By Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News May 31, 2015 6 a.m.
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Priced at just less than $4 million, the English manor-style house with its exemplary country gardens on a wooded half-acre will undoubtedly sell itself in the runaway real estate market here in the Bay Area.
By JOSH BOAK, Associated Press May 28, 2015 11:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.
By The Columbian May 26, 2015 3:53 p.m.
Home prices in the Portland-Vancouver area rose by 1.1 percent in March, exceeding the 20-city average of 0.9 percent noted in the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index that was released Tuesday.
By Tim Logan, Los Angeles Times May 21, 2015 11:45 a.m.
The U.S. housing market's stop-and-start recovery slowed again in April as home sales dipped.