AUSTIN, Texas — There's no doubt about it — Whole Foods Markets Inc. is growing faster than ever.
By Don Brunell December 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Have you heard of the Ethanol Shuffle? One step forward, two steps back. Actually, it's not a dance; it's part of California's clean energy policy -- a program our governor wants to emulate.
By The Columbian December 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Clark County's Community Development Department will consider public comments as it reviews an automated car wash proposed off Northeast Highway 99 in Hazel Dell.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 4:46 p.m.
KALISPELL, Mont. — An increase in freight traffic and hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements on BNSF Railway tracks across North Dakota and Montana combined to make Amtrak travel less than reliable in recent months, BNSF officials said.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 4:27 p.m.
DETROIT — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse.
By Cami Joner December 9, 2013 4:24 p.m.
A Camas dentist said Monday he expects to break ground early next year on a $3 million retail strip center that will round out the Mill Plain Crossing complex in the Columbia Tech Center mixed-use development in east Vancouver.
By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press December 9, 2013 10:58 a.m.
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines and US Airways seem an unlikely couple, even to the man who took over the combined company after they completed their merger on Monday.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 9:52 a.m.
SEATTLE — The King County elections office is conducting a recount Monday on the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
PROSSER — Weather experts are warning that the continuing cold weather threatens dormant cherry buds in Washington state.
By JOSH BOAK, Associated Press December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers.
By Associated Press December 8, 2013 4:50 p.m.
TACOMA — Last year's auction of the former state liquor stores held promise for dozens of small entrepreneurs. Many now say they are struggling to stay in business.
By Susan Parrish December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
The demand for highly trained workers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — has created a need for advanced STEM training in high school classrooms. But finding highly qualified teachers with real-world STEM experience is challenging. One key reason is that STEM salaries are considerably higher than teacher salaries.
By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — There will be plenty of cars and beer being hawked in the Super Bowl but fewer Hollywood movies.
By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
More than half of U.S. workers aren't saving enough money to be able to cover essential living expenses in retirement, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments.