Clark County retail sales up 12.6 percent in Q4

Apr 29, 2016

Clark County’s taxable retail sales grew by 12.6 percent in last year’s fourth quarter, rising to $1.6 billion for the high-spending October-to-December quarter.

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Field trip to Ross Complex powers up learning

April 28, 2016, 8:41 PM

This wasn’t just any field trip. On Thursday, school kids visited the out-of-the-way laboratory in Hazel Dell where lightning lives.

Tech expo allows students to interact with professionals

April 28, 2016, 6:03 PM

Andrew King missed the school bus to Vancouver’s inaugural Digital Technology Expo on Thursday morning because he had to take a test. But the Fort Vancouver High School student was determined to make it to the expo’s education preview so he could meet potential employers and learn what education and skills he’ll need for a future job.

Amazon Q1 revenue jumps 28 percent

April 28, 2016, 5:04 PM

SEATTLE — Inc. reported better-than-expected first-quarter results, fueled by a 28 percent jump in revenue.

Comcast buying DreamWorks for around $3.55 billion

April 28, 2016, 4:34 PM

NEW YORK — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children’s entertainment.

U.S. stocks skid as Apple pulls tech companies lower

April 28, 2016, 4:34 PM

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in three weeks Thursday after a late sell-off. Apple, which is mired in a slump, fell to its lowest price in about two months and dragged the tech sector sharply lower.

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Amazon Q1 revenue jumps 28 percent

April 28, 2016, 5:04 PM

SEATTLE — Inc. reported better-than-expected first-quarter results, fueled by a 28 percent jump in revenue.

Feds: KeyCorp-First Niagara must sell 18 branches

April 28, 2016, 4:26 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. — KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have will sell 18 of First Niagara's New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned merger.

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Strictly Business

Strictly Business: Is 5 better than 3 for the port?

April 17, 2016, 6:00 AM

One of two things should have happened when Port of Vancouver Commissioners Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe both showed up to a labor roundtable earlier this month: One should have left, or one shouldn't have spoken.

Strictly business: Let’s go to the mall, you guys

March 20, 2016, 6:04 AM

I used to know everyone at the mall -- the girls at Orange Julius and the Mrs. Fields cookie shop, the arcade attendants, the Moxie Java baristas. Like many American teenagers in a middle-size city in the middle of the country, I considered the mall a second home for a while, and those people were family.

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Parker: Plato warned us about Trumpian distorting rhetoric

April 28, 2016, 6:00 AM

When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

Camden: Being home to more voters doesn’t mean more will vote

April 27, 2016, 6:00 AM

Washington passed an electoral milestone recently, pushing its voter rolls past the 4 million mark.

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Real Estate

Feds let Vancouver housing agency keep flexibility

April 19, 2016, 11:50 AM

Vancouver Housing Authority is among 39 housing authorities around the country that recently got 12-year extensions on Moving to Work, a demonstration program that allows some flexibility in spending federal dollars.

Builder proposes apartments on Main in downtown

April 19, 2016, 6:01 AM

A 116-unit, four-story apartment complex is in the works for a long-vacant downtown lot across from the Clark County Historical Museum.

Clark County homes for sale still in short supply

April 15, 2016, 5:39 PM

Homes for sale remained in extremely short supply in Clark County in March, with an inventory of just 1.7 months supply and an average time on the market of just 66 days, according to the monthly market report from RMLS, the regional real estate listing service.

Wood-fired pizza coming to downtown

April 14, 2016, 4:47 PM

Vancouver's food scene is on fire, with new restaurants and food carts stoking new energy downtown.

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