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Strictly Business: Does a tip in power loom in restaurants?

November 15, 2015, 6:02am Business

Quite a few years ago, after a long night and day running the Hood to Coast Relay, I piled into a van for the drive back home from the Oregon Coast. Famished, we rolled into a restaurant on Highway 26. Read story

Mint Tea in Uptown Village will close its doors at the end of the year.

Mint Tea to close

Mint Tea in Uptown Village will close its doors at the end of the year.

November 13, 2015, 4:57pm Business

Mint Tea, a unique tea shop and bistro restaurant that has been an anchor of Uptown Village since 2008, will close its doors at the end of December. Read story

Dorethea Simone, right, and others protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership along Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver on Thursday.

Feds release trade data tied to pact

Dorethea Simone, right, and others protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership along Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver on Thursday.

November 12, 2015, 4:58pm Business

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday released a report listing existing trade volumes between each state and the countries that are included in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, while declaring that the controversial new trade pact will boost American jobs, investments and exports. Read story

Construction crews from Tapani Underground work at downtown Vancouver's Turtle Place on the future bus terminus for The Vine, a bus rapid transit service that will run to Westfield Vancouver mall.

Turtle Place readied for bus rapid transit

Construction crews from Tapani Underground work at downtown Vancouver's Turtle Place on the future bus terminus for The Vine, a bus rapid transit service that will run to Westfield Vancouver mall.

November 12, 2015, 6:00am Business

Construction has begun at the downtown plaza known as Turtle Place this week as part of C-Tran's development of The Vine. The bus rapid transit service will connect downtown to Westfield Vancouver mall via a route that will run largely along Fourth Plain Boulevard. Read story

The Port of Vancouver on Aug. 13 celebrated the completion of a new $30 million rail entrance project. Dubbed the "trench," it allows trains to move under the Columbia River Rail Bridge and to avoid conflicts with BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad mainlines.

Port OKs preliminary budget of $76.9M

The Port of Vancouver on Aug. 13 celebrated the completion of a new $30 million rail entrance project. Dubbed the "trench," it allows trains to move under the Columbia River Rail Bridge and to avoid conflicts with BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad mainlines.

November 10, 2015, 4:01pm Business

The Port of Vancouver's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a preliminary 2016 budget that projects $76.9 million in spending in the fiscal year, including up to $23 million in borrowed money to pay for ongoing fright rail access improvements and other capital projects. Read story

Shares of Vancouver’s Barrett take a beating following disclosure

November 10, 2015, 12:22pm Business

Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services disclosed Monday that its financial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2014 "can no longer be relied upon." The company also said it would not meet the deadline for filing its required financial report for the this year's third quarter. Read story

Bobbi Pratt of Orchards, left, sifts through the variety of discounted movies with her mom, Bernice Hayes, also of Orchards on Sept. 23 at the new Wal-Mart.

Clark County, Vancouver top state in retail sales growth

Bobbi Pratt of Orchards, left, sifts through the variety of discounted movies with her mom, Bernice Hayes, also of Orchards on Sept. 23 at the new Wal-Mart.

November 9, 2015, 12:20pm Business

The growth rate in taxable retail sales in Clark County and the city of Vancouver topped statewide averages in this year's second quarter, with Clark County reporting a nearly 15 percent increase from a year ago and Vancouver achieving a 16.8 percent one-year growth rate during the three-month period ending… Read story

Daniel Serres, conservation director at Columbia Riverkeepers, speaks at a Rotary Club luncheon in 2013 in Vancouver.

Oil terminal foes seek clarification from state Supreme Court

Daniel Serres, conservation director at Columbia Riverkeepers, speaks at a Rotary Club luncheon in 2013 in Vancouver.

November 6, 2015, 5:09pm Business

Three environmental groups asked the Washington Supreme Court on Friday to review issues surrounding the Port of Vancouver's closed-door meetings dating back to 2013 during the port commission's consideration of a lease with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Cos., now operating as Vancouver Energy, to build a rail-to-ship oil transfer terminal… Read story

Randy Ehli of Ehli Auctions is liquidating items from the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, which closed at the end of October. The Red Lion chain will hand over keys to the property on Nov. 13 to the Port of Vancouver, which owns the Terminal 1 site it sits on. The port is considering redevelopment options for the site. Items being auctioned online are on display today at the hotel.

Red Lion items to be auctioned off

Randy Ehli of Ehli Auctions is liquidating items from the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, which closed at the end of October. The Red Lion chain will hand over keys to the property on Nov. 13 to the Port of Vancouver, which owns the Terminal 1 site it sits on. The port is considering redevelopment options for the site. Items being auctioned online are on display today at the hotel.

November 5, 2015, 5:02pm Business

With the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay now part of the city's past, the business is busily emptying the building as it prepares to hand over the keys to the property's owner, the Port of Vancouver, on Nov. 13. Read story

The Vancouver Farmers Market ended its 26th season in downtown Vancouver last weekend. Over the course of the season, warm weather brought large crowds but created challenging conditions for Northwest farmers. Still to come are a Harvest Market and a Holiday Market, both later this month.

Vancouver Farmers Market wraps up strong season

The Vancouver Farmers Market ended its 26th season in downtown Vancouver last weekend. Over the course of the season, warm weather brought large crowds but created challenging conditions for Northwest farmers. Still to come are a Harvest Market and a Holiday Market, both later this month.

November 5, 2015, 6:05am Business

The Vancouver Farmers Market closed a strong 26th season last weekend as good weather overall brought out large crowds and a new east Vancouver market provided another outlet for fresh fruits and vegetables. Read story