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Riverview Bancorp reports strong year

Apr 27, 2017

It appears to have been a successful year for Vancouver’s own Riverview Bank.

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Holy guacamole! Avocado supply low

April 28, 2017, 4:45 PM

That bowl of guacamole on Cinco de Mayo will be more expensive this year, as avocado prices rise to a record on surging demand and a smaller crop in Mexico and California.

Intel promises to cut back spending

April 28, 2017, 4:44 PM

Intel told investors Thursday it will put a strict lid on spending over the next three years to maintain profits as the chipmaker transitions away from its reliance on the fading PC market.

Apple stops paying Qualcomm for iPhone

April 28, 2017, 4:44 PM

Apple is refusing to pay any royalties owed to mobile chip maker Qualcomm for some of the features in the iPhone, escalating a patent feud that has turned the former business partners into bitter adversaries.

Robotic fruit pickers help orchards

April 28, 2017, 4:42 PM

Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.

Review: Longview coal terminal would boost pollution, safety issues

April 28, 2017, 12:59 PM

SEATTLE — A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington would increase cancer risk for some residents, add 2 million metric tons of global greenhouse gas emissions a year and increase the risk of rail accidents, according to an environmental study released Friday.

Acosta sworn in as 27th U.S. Labor secretary

April 28, 2017, 10:11 AM

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Mike Pence has sworn in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office.

U.S. economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter

April 28, 2017, 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result underscores the challenge facing President Donald Trump in achieving his ambitious economic growth targets.

Singletary: Are you set financially for furlough?

April 28, 2017, 6:01 AM

A lot of federal workers are in fear of a furlough.

Net neutrality next, biggest target for new FCC chief

April 27, 2017, 5:20 PM

The nation’s top telecommunications regulator on Wednesday unveiled a plan to dismantle the tough net neutrality rules for online traffic that Democrats pushed through in 2015 over the objections of major internet service providers.

Southwest Airlines to stop overbooking flights

April 27, 2017, 5:20 PM

Southwest Airlines plans to stop overbooking flights — an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United’s reputation with the flying public.

United’s bumped flier pay up to $10,000

April 27, 2017, 5:19 PM

United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.

Riverview Bancorp reports strong year

April 27, 2017, 5:16 PM

It appears to have been a successful year for Vancouver’s own Riverview Bank.

Amazon tests, assesses physical stores

April 27, 2017, 5:15 PM

Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores?

Proposed apartment would offer manufacturing space

April 27, 2017, 4:59 PM

A two-story building proposed in the Fircrest neighborhood would combine apartment life with some light manufacturing, according to preapplication documents filed with the city of Vancouver.

United’s bumped flier pay up to $10,000

April 27, 2017, 5:19 PM

United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.

Riverview Bancorp reports strong year

April 27, 2017, 5:16 PM

It appears to have been a successful year for Vancouver’s own Riverview Bank.

Amazon tests, assesses physical stores

April 27, 2017, 5:15 PM

Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores?

Proposed apartment would offer manufacturing space

April 27, 2017, 4:59 PM

A two-story building proposed in the Fircrest neighborhood would combine apartment life with some light manufacturing, according to preapplication documents filed with the city of Vancouver.

Startup Weekend returns, starts up June 2

April 27, 2017, 4:58 PM

A weekend-long crash course in entrepreneurship will return June.