Two religious leaders called on United Grain Corp., which locked out union dockworkers more than a year ago, to repent what they called the company's sins, including greed and "theft in stealing the right to work."
By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times February 28, 2014 4:39 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Fourth-quarter economic growth was revised down sharply Friday to 2.4 percent as new data showed consumers opened their wallets less in the face of severe weather and businesses sold fewer goods abroad than initially estimated.
By Associated Press February 28, 2014 11:39 a.m.
SPOKANE — The Nordstrom store in downtown Spokane was closed Friday after a worker fell off a ladder and died.
By Aaron Corvin February 28, 2014 11:22 a.m.
Clark Public Utilities announced this week it’s received more than 20 reports from commercial customers — mostly small restaurants — of deceptive calls claiming the businesses are overdue in their electricity bills.
By The Columbian February 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Perkins & Co, a Portland-based public accounting firm, has opened a downtown Vancouver office in the Bank of America Financial Center, 805 Broadway. The office will serve the company's Clark County clients and will be staffed primarily by Clark County residents, the company said.
By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel February 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Some farmers aren't finding much humor in a new television comedy that has exploding cows and an underlying serious message critical of large-scale agriculture.
By Aaron Corvin February 27, 2014 7:51 p.m.
Representatives of the two companies that want to build the Northwest's largest oil transfer terminal in Vancouver have held many public meetings in the community to make presentations and to answer questions about their proposed oil-by-rail project. But a decision by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies against attending a forum Saturday is stirring controversy over the companies' approach to communicating with the public.
By Bloomberg News February 27, 2014 5:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON — More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market is improving in fits and starts.
By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times February 27, 2014 4:53 p.m.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a probe into why General Motors Co. did not promptly recall more than 1.6 million vehicles after it learned that faulty ignition switches were causing fatal crashes.
By STEVE ROTHWELL, Associated Press February 27, 2014 4:52 p.m.
NEW YORK — After coming close all week, the stock market reached an all-time high Thursday.
February 27, 2014 4:02 p.m.
OAK BROOK, Ill. — McDonald's plans to expand a test this year that lets people order customized burgers.
By JEFF AMY, Associated Press February 27, 2014 12:46 p.m.
GILLSBURG, Miss. — Residents living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region's economy, and spending by two oil companies could make 2014 the year that many other locals finally cash in on the oil far beneath their feet.
By Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg News February 27, 2014 11:46 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators are investigating why General Motors took years to recall 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes.
By The Columbian February 27, 2014 6 a.m.
The newly remodeled Clark County Permit Center will reopen to the public March 17, on the first floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The center's business hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.