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Local real estate market cools slightly in August

September 14, 2015, 4:27pm Business

The Southwest Washington real estate market showed some cooling in August, with declines from July in closed sales and new listings, and only a slight increase in pending sales. Read story

The Riverview Tower, which opened in 1991 as the First Interstate Tower, has been sold to Vancouver-based Al Angelo Co. for $18.75 million.

Angelo buys Riverview Tower for $18.75 million

The Riverview Tower, which opened in 1991 as the First Interstate Tower, has been sold to Vancouver-based Al Angelo Co. for $18.75 million.

September 11, 2015, 5:25pm Business

The Vancouver-based Al Angelo Co. has purchased the Riverview Tower, one of downtown's largest office buildings, for $18.75 million through its affiliate Wyndhaven Mesa Partners. Read story

Sapphire facility at C-W acquired, to reboot

September 10, 2015, 4:37pm Business

Baltic Crystal, a Latvia-based manufacturer and supplier of monocrystalline sapphire materials used in electronics products, has acquired a former sapphire growing facility in Washougal that will reopen next year under a new Washougal-based corporate entity, the Columbia River Economic Development Council announced on Thursday. Read story

Eric Burgstahler of a Hi-School Pharmacy helps set up a display for merchandise at the company’s new store in the Minnehaha area. The store is set to open Sept. 20, more than a dozen years after Hi-School Pharmacy sold its Clark County stores.

Hi-School Pharmacy returns Sept. 20

Eric Burgstahler of a Hi-School Pharmacy helps set up a display for merchandise at the company’s new store in the Minnehaha area. The store is set to open Sept. 20, more than a dozen years after Hi-School Pharmacy sold its Clark County stores.

September 9, 2015, 6:00am Business

Hi-School Pharmacy, the locally based chain that sold off its Clark County branches a dozen years ago, is returning to its home community with the Sept. 20 opening of a store in the Minnehaha area. Read story

That 4.3 percent fee increase from Comcast includes a hike of $2.25 to the basic services fee, which will rise to $3.75 per month.

Comcast rate hike coming Oct. 1

That 4.3 percent fee increase from Comcast includes a hike of $2.25 to the basic services fee, which will rise to $3.75 per month.

September 8, 2015, 4:30pm Business

Cable television provider Comcast will increase rates for Portland-Vancouver metro area residents on Oct. 1. Read story

Renovation of the former Vancouver City Hall into a commercial office building now called Block 56 is nearing completion. This fall, the building will be fully occupied with three tenants, one on each floor.

Former City Hall gets new life

Renovation of the former Vancouver City Hall into a commercial office building now called Block 56 is nearing completion. This fall, the building will be fully occupied with three tenants, one on each floor.

September 8, 2015, 6:00am Business

Vancouver's former City Hall, a building renamed Block 56, is now fully leased and is moving into its new life as a Class A office building. Read story

Strictly Business: Top 10 ways to pitch news

September 6, 2015, 6:01am Business

Lots of people want to keep their name out of The Columbian, or any other newspaper, for that matter. Think criminals, drunk drivers, leaders of failing businesses as examples. Read story

John Taylor, owner of Modern Home Design & Build, and his wife, Julie Wilcox, stand in front of The Hyfield, one of five homes included in this year’s NW Natural Parade of Homes, which opens Friday and runs through Sept. 20. Taylor says his home designs are reminiscent of the midcentury architecture of Southern California.

Parade of Homes takes modern turn

John Taylor, owner of Modern Home Design & Build, and his wife, Julie Wilcox, stand in front of The Hyfield, one of five homes included in this year’s NW Natural Parade of Homes, which opens Friday and runs through Sept. 20. Taylor says his home designs are reminiscent of the midcentury architecture of Southern California.

September 3, 2015, 6:00am Business

It's impossible not to notice that the home called The Hyfield at this year's NW Natural Parade of Homes is a home unlike any other in Clark County. Read story

Former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, left, and Clark College President Bob Knight joined Washington Gov.

Pollard, Knight join trade mission

Former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, left, and Clark College President Bob Knight joined Washington Gov.

September 1, 2015, 5:09pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee's nine-day trade mission to Korea and Japan includes three Southwest Washington representatives who are attending portions of the visit as part of a 70-plus member delegation of Washington business and government officials. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2011 file photo, cars travel on a freeway in San Diego. During the long 2014 holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That would be a 4.2 percent increase over last year.

Holiday travel uptick likely

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2011 file photo, cars travel on a freeway in San Diego. During the long 2014 holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to travel agency and car lobbying group AAA. That would be a 4.2 percent increase over last year.

August 28, 2015, 4:53pm Business

The AAA auto club is projecting a 1 percent increase from 2014 in the number of Americans who will travel during the upcoming Labor Day weekend, with a 1.2 percent increase in travel by residents of a Western region that includes Washington and Oregon. Read story