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Gordon Oliver

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Wal-Mart breaks ground in Orchards

By Gordon Oliver December 25, 2014 3:35 p.m.

Construction is about to begin on a long-planned Wal-Mart Supercenter in Orchards, on the south side of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard, east of 147th Avenue.

Apartments planned for downtown Vancouver

By Gordon Oliver December 24, 2014 6 a.m.

A five-story, 96-unit apartment complex is being proposed for a surface parking lot at West 13th and Columbia streets in downtown Vancouver, according to documents submitted to the city for preliminary review.

Strictly Business: Experts on menu at forecast breakfast

By Gordon Oliver December 7, 2014 6 a.m.

If you really want to hear from the experts on our local Clark County economy, talk to the experts — the people working every day to provide jobs in our community.

Numbers of SBA loans grow in Clark County

By Gordon Oliver December 4, 2014 6 a.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration saw a slight increase in its most popular business loans in Clark County in the federal fiscal year that ended Oct.. 31, matching regional and national trends of growing demand for the 7(a) loans.

Westfield shoppers brighten Black Friday

By Gordon Oliver November 28, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Black Friday shoppers made their time-tested rounds from one sale to another Friday morning, but some were more weary than in past years after pulling all-nighters on the retail circuit.

Panera rises at Steakburger site

By Gordon Oliver November 21, 2014 5:28 p.m.

Steakburger is gone, but the beloved fast-food joint won't be forgotten at its former home in Hazel Dell.

CEO shares secrets of entrepreneurial success

By Gordon Oliver November 19, 2014 5 p.m.

In an era in which companies draw on behavioral research tools to hire employees, it's somehow reassuring to learn that the CEO of a highly successful local company measures job applicants in part on whether their cars are clean and uncluttered.

Vancouver paving contractor faces charges

By Gordon Oliver November 17, 2014 4:30 p.m.

A Vancouver man faces criminal charges that he operated as an unregistered contractor while paving driveways for Clark County residents, the state Department of Labor & Industries said Monday.

Strictly Business: Driving on with new technology

By Gordon Oliver November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Ready or not, we're approaching the day when we'll hand control of our cars over to computers.

Full recovery eludes local home prices

By Gordon Oliver and Justin Runquist November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

David Capolarello bought his home in a quiet Hazel Dell neighborhood in 2008. At the time, housing prices were near their peak following a stratospheric climb that was fueled by easy money and low or no-down payment deals. Homeownership was on the rise, and some thought the good days would keep on rolling.

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