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OSHA fines Portland port terminal operator

4:30 p.m. April 15
Company violated worker safety codes, according to agency

PORTLAND — The company that operates the Port of Portland’s container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and HARRY DUNPHY, Associated Press April 12, 2014 3:08 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.Despite challenges that include market jitters about the Federal Reserve's bond-buying slowdown and global tensions over Ukraine, policymakers said they believe there is a foundation for sustained growth that can provide jobs for the millions of people still looking for work five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Millions of Android phones, tablets vulnerable to Heartbleed bug

By Jordan Robertson, Bloomberg News April 12, 2014 2:28 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO - Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google's Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Internet and into consumer devices.

Clark County building permits

By The Columbian April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

March 31-April 4

Ikea putting together own wind farm

By Julie Wernau, Chicago Tribune April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

These days, Ikea is assembling more than just furniture.

Vancouver building permits

By The Columbian April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

March 31-April 4

Green laurels for local businesses

By Cami Joner April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

An energy-saving hospital, a wine bar that reuses bottle corks to block out sound, and an office that dramatically reduced its paper use are part of a group being recognized on Wednesday for green company practices.

City discloses Banfield sweeteners

By Stephanie Rice April 11, 2014 9:04 p.m.

Incentive options for Banfield Pet Hospital, which announced plans last week to build a new corporate headquarters in Vancouver, will be discussed by the Vancouver City Council at a May 12 workshop at City Hall.

Wal-Mart has exclusive to sell low-cost Wild Oats organics

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, Associated Press April 11, 2014 5:46 p.m.

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is using its size to drive down the price of organic groceries — from tomato paste to chicken broth — to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.

Low-cal foods lose favor

By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press April 11, 2014 5:46 p.m.

NEW YORK — Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling.

Rail customers decry poor service

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy-Tribune April 11, 2014 5:16 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Grain producers, manufacturers and coal shippers told federal regulators Thursday that rail service has deteriorated drastically in the nation's midsection in recent months, leaving crops in piles on the ground and fuel stocks low at electric power plants as resources go undelivered.

IPO window slams shut on tech; Papa Murphy's still on

By The Columbian April 11, 2014 5:14 p.m.

Thursday's market swoon derailed much of the initial public offerings market, according to Yahoo Finance.

Wal-Mart in Orchards?

By Cami Joner April 10, 2014 6:47 p.m.

Just as Wal-Mart prepares to open its second Neighborhood Market in Vancouver and its third Clark County Supercenter in Battle Ground, the giant retailer appears to be moving forward with plans for a long-mothballed project in Orchards.

Costco key March sales metric tops Street's view

By Associated Press April 10, 2014 6:02 p.m.

ISSAQUAH — Costco’s sales at stores open at least a year rose 5 percent in March, beating Wall Street’s forecast.

Amazon to buy digital comics company

April 10, 2014 6:02 p.m.

SEATTLE (AP) — Online retailer Amazon said Thursday its buying digital comics company comiXology for an undisclosed sum.

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

By TOM KRISHERAP, Associated Press April 10, 2014 6:01 p.m.

DETROIT — General Motors has suspended two engineers with pay in the first disciplinary action linked to its delayed recall of more than 2 million small cars for a deadly ignition switch problem.