Camas-Washougal Chamber to honor two at banquet

5:05 p.m. June 1
Art McCallum is Business Person of the Year and René Carroll named top citizen

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.

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GM pickups named to Takata air bag recall

By Detroit Free Press May 31, 2015 4:32 p.m.

DETROIT — General Motors said 330,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickup trucks are part of the largest-ever recall of vehicles with Takata air bags.

Export-Import Bank's top foe from top U.S. exporting state

By Maria Recio, Tribune News Service May 31, 2015 4:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Texas is the nation's No. 1 exporting state, yet the No. 1 opponent of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which finances American exports, is a Texan.

Google reveals trump card to build new Mountain View home

By Matt O'Brien, San Jose Mercury News May 31, 2015 4:28 p.m.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Pulling out a trump card it was sitting on for years, Google has found another way to construct the canopied, utopian campus that caught the world's attention earlier this year.

Berko: It's only a matter of time for value-added tax

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.

Online stylists for shopping-averse can be good fit

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

Though my grandmother was a fashion designer, I hate buying clothes, and I still wear outfits from high school — in the last century.

On-demand companies' workers spark worry

By Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Companies such as Uber and TaskRabbit have promised a new on-demand labor economy where workers are free from the restrictions of a 9-to-5 schedule and will still earn enough money to pay rent.

Brainstorming the waterfront's future

By Shelby Sebens for The Columbian May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

From Sunday morning music and art along an extended walkway to highlighted historical preservation, visions to revitalize the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 waterfront property are beginning to take shape.

Clark County Business Briefing

May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

A weekly roundup of accomplishments by businesspeople and businesses in Clark County.

Washington wineries make cut for U.S. Open

By Vicki Hillhouse, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

WALLA WALLA — At least 23 Walla Walla Valley wineries will pour at least 40 wines during the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay, according to online coverage by Great Northwest Wine.

Ruling: Apple must cooperate with court-appointed monitor

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

Chip industry sees big changes

By Pete Carey, San Jose Mercury News May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A wave of mergers and acquisitions is reshaping Silicon Valley's semiconductor industry as companies join forces to shoulder the soaring technology costs required to stay competitive.

Staging homes fattens their sale prices

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.

Beyond craft brews: Like foodies, beer geeks go local

By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.

Forbes crowns 'Powerful Women'

By Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post May 31, 2015 6 a.m.

According to Forbes, the top 10 most powerful women in the world are, in descending order: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, philanthropist Melinda Gates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, General Motors chief executive Mary Barra, the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, author and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and first lady Michelle Obama.

Hemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential

By KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press May 30, 2015 2:53 p.m.

FORT LUPTON, Colo. — The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.

Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.