Business

Ferguson champions consumer protection

Jul 18, 2017

Two separate conventions packed the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Tuesday and drew the attention of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee.

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Trump’s pipeline plan draws ire of American oil

July 21, 2017, 5:56 PM

President Donald Trump’s allies in the oil industry are warning that his bid to boost U.S. steelmakers could backfire against their efforts to achieve his goal of “American energy dominance.”

Portland’s tech community grows more diverse

July 21, 2017, 5:55 PM

Portland’s tech scene grew modestly more diverse last year, according to a city-funded study out Thursday, but there are signs the industry is looking beyond its historically narrow pool of job candidates to fill open positions.

Would you like a onesie with your Big Mac?

July 21, 2017, 5:55 PM

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — With McDonald’s now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.

London high-rise fire makes building owners mindful of threat

July 21, 2017, 5:54 PM

ATLANTA — U.S. building owners should review what materials their structures are built with following a deadly fire in London that showed how flames can quickly cover a high-rise, devouring it from the outside, fire experts said Friday.

Portland fossil fuel infrastructure limits overturned

July 21, 2017, 5:16 PM

Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Portland’s limits on the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the city, saying the ordinance violated the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Jobless rates fall below 4% in nearly half U.S. states

July 21, 2017, 9:20 AM

WASHINGTON — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country.

Singletary: Set ground rules for houseguests

July 21, 2017, 6:01 AM

If you’re going to allow a friend or relative to live with you for financial reasons, there needs to be a plan in place before the move to make sure your future roommate doesn’t take advantage of you.

McFeatters: Lessons we’ve learned from Trump

July 21, 2017, 6:01 AM

As Donald Trump celebrates the first eighth of his ridiculous “amazing, stupendous, unsurpassed” presidency, we mere mortals are left to ponder what we have learned. Well, here are some takeaways:

Becker named director of Vancouver’s Downtown Association

July 20, 2017, 4:40 PM

Steve Becker remembers the downtown Vancouver of the 1960s, when local industry was dominated by the Alcoa aluminum plant, Fort Vancouver Plywood, Boise Cascade paper mill and five buildings of Lucky Lager Brewery.

Amazon.com will sell Sears appliances, allow syncing with Alexa

July 20, 2017, 4:36 PM

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa.

JPMorgan whistleblowers reap record $61 million

July 20, 2017, 4:30 PM

Two whistleblowers are set to share a record $61 million award from the Securities and Exchange Commission for helping make the case that JPMorgan Chase & Co. failed to disclose to wealthy clients that it was steering them into investments that would be most profitable for the bank.

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal settlement reaches $1.3B

July 20, 2017, 4:30 PM

California said Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker's emissions scandal.

T-Mobile raises subscriber forecast amid price war

July 20, 2017, 4:29 PM

T-Mobile US Inc.'s popularity among wireless consumers continued as the fastest-growing mobile carrier exceeded subscriber estimates and again raised its forecast for customer growth this year.

Microsoft’s results exceed forecasts

July 20, 2017, 4:23 PM

Microsoft’s quarterly profit more than doubled as the company’s cloud-computing products continued to gain traction.

JPMorgan whistleblowers reap record $61 million

July 20, 2017, 4:30 PM

Two whistleblowers are set to share a record $61 million award from the Securities and Exchange Commission for helping make the case that JPMorgan Chase & Co. failed to disclose to wealthy clients that it was steering them into investments that would be most profitable for the bank.

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal settlement reaches $1.3B

July 20, 2017, 4:30 PM

California said Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker's emissions scandal.

T-Mobile raises subscriber forecast amid price war

July 20, 2017, 4:29 PM

T-Mobile US Inc.'s popularity among wireless consumers continued as the fastest-growing mobile carrier exceeded subscriber estimates and again raised its forecast for customer growth this year.

Microsoft’s results exceed forecasts

July 20, 2017, 4:23 PM

Microsoft’s quarterly profit more than doubled as the company’s cloud-computing products continued to gain traction.

Netflix piles up viewers – and big program bills

July 20, 2017, 3:55 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves, but the online video service still faces a long-term problem: Its acclaimed programming lineup is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it.