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Construction worker Nick Floyd builds a stairway at a new housing development in Felida on Monday. Housing demand in Clark County remains high, with homes on average selling in just 50 days.

Demand for homes exceeds supply in Clark County

Construction worker Nick Floyd builds a stairway at a new housing development in Felida on Monday. Housing demand in Clark County remains high, with homes on average selling in just 50 days.

May 16, 2016, 4:57pm Business

Homebuyer demand in Clark County continues to outstrip supply, pushing up the median price of homes sold in April by 15.4 percent from one year ago. Read story

Greg Daco, head of U.S. macroeconomics at Oxford Economics, a global research and analysis firm spoke Thursday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Analyst’s view of economy generally positive

Greg Daco, head of U.S. macroeconomics at Oxford Economics, a global research and analysis firm spoke Thursday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

May 12, 2016, 5:44pm Business

A top economic analyst offered a generally positive short-term picture of both U.S. and global economies Thursday as part of a two-day regional economic conference at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Read story

Mayor Tim Leavitt sits in the driver's seat of the Couve Cycle, a pedal-powered party cycle, during the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Crawl in Uptown Village on Wednesday. Owner Michael Palensky sits on the left in the second seat from the front.

Couve Cycle gets rolling in Vancouver

Mayor Tim Leavitt sits in the driver's seat of the Couve Cycle, a pedal-powered party cycle, during the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Crawl in Uptown Village on Wednesday. Owner Michael Palensky sits on the left in the second seat from the front.

May 12, 2016, 6:05am Business

Couve Cycle is off and rolling on the streets of downtown Vancouver, and owner Michael Palensky is learning as he goes about how to build his pedal-powered venture into a popular attraction for locals and visitors. Read story

Jacob McGreevey lost a home to foreclosure in 2010. He has served four tours of duty in the military.

Vancouver vet files suit over 2010 foreclosure

Jacob McGreevey lost a home to foreclosure in 2010. He has served four tours of duty in the military.

May 11, 2016, 6:01am Business

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who faced foreclosure on his Vancouver home while serving in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the home’s lender, saying that the company violated a federal law that provides mortgage relief for active-duty military members. Read story

This new house in Brush Prairie includes a great room and a first-floor office/guest room, two popular features in new homes.

Home sizes keep getting bigger and biggervideo icon

This new house in Brush Prairie includes a great room and a first-floor office/guest room, two popular features in new homes.

May 8, 2016, 6:08am Business

A chart drawn from Census Bureau data seems almost wordlessly to tell a story about Americans’ desire for ever-larger homes. Read story

Strictly Business: Instafab standoff takes turn for worse

May 8, 2016, 6:06am Business

It’s not been easy watching the bitter standoff between Instafab, a long-established Vancouver steel fabricator and installer, and its embittered former employees. More than one year out from a walkout by the first five workers to declare a strike against the nonunion company, the feud is only turning uglier and… Read story

As costs climb, local interest in ever-bigger homes coolingvideo icon

May 8, 2016, 6:06am Business

It’s no surprise that today’s homes in many ways are better than ever. Smart engineering and new technologies have improved most of the products we own, from automobiles to televisions to household tools and appliances. Homes are now more thoughtfully designed, make effective use of technology, and consume far less… Read story

Statewide, sales in the retail sector reached nearly $60 billion, a 5.9 percent increase over 2014.

State’s taxable retail sales up 8.4%

Statewide, sales in the retail sector reached nearly $60 billion, a 5.9 percent increase over 2014.

May 4, 2016, 4:44pm Business

Washington state reported $135 billion in taxable retail sales in 2015, an increase of 8.4 percent over calendar year 2014, the Department of Revenue said in its annual report on retail trade released Wednesday. Clark County reported just over $6 billion in taxable retail sales for the calendar year. Read story

Economic conference set at Hilton

May 2, 2016, 6:05am Business

The Hilton Vancouver Washington will play host to the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference May 11-13, where a variety of state and provincial experts will give talks on dozens of issues affecting the U.S. and Canadian region. Read story

Clark County's taxable retail sales grew by 12.6 percent in the high-spending October-to-December quarter.

Clark County retail sales up 12.6 percent in Q4

Clark County's taxable retail sales grew by 12.6 percent in the high-spending October-to-December quarter.

April 27, 2016, 3:53pm Business

Clark County’s taxable retail sales grew by 12.6 percent in last year’s fourth quarter, rising to $1.6 billion for the high-spending October-to-December quarter. Read story