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Clark County’s high-tech ecosystem takes a network

January 22, 2023, 6:05am Business

When the Columbia River Economic Development Council was formed in 1982, the three largest employers in Clark County were the Boise Cascade paper mill downtown, the Alcoa aluminum smelter near… Read story

Horizon Air phasing out its Bombardier Q400 turboprop airplane fleet

January 25, 2023, 6:35pm Business

For two decades Horizon Air’s Bombardier Q400 turboprop fleet was the way passengers reached small airports around the Pacific Northwest. Now, the ubiquitous plane will take one last spin for… Read story

X-Golf manager J.W. Park, left, helps Ashley Moreno to check out at X-Golf indoor golf in Glenview, Ill., Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Tipping fatigue, it seems, is swarming America as more businesses adopt digital payment methods that automatically prompts customers to leave a gratuity. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Is tipping getting out of control? Many consumers say yes

X-Golf manager J.W. Park, left, helps Ashley Moreno to check out at X-Golf indoor golf in Glenview, Ill., Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Tipping fatigue, it seems, is swarming America as more businesses adopt digital payment methods that automatically prompts customers to leave a gratuity. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

January 28, 2023, 7:25pm Business

Across the country, there’s a silent frustration brewing about an age-old practice that many say is getting out of hand: tipping. Read story

Amazon axes free grocery delivery on Prime orders under $150

January 28, 2023, 3:12pm Business

Amazon is axing free grocery delivery for Prime members on orders less than $150. Read story

New Washington labor council president April Sims brings lived experiences

January 28, 2023, 6:11am Business

April Sims knows firsthand the difference unions can make in workers’ lives. Read story

Michael Perozzo of Vice Beer lends a hand as cans of "Not Getting Any Younger" are packaged on Wednesday morning. Grocery store sales can be risky for craft brewers, since locked in prices leave no opportunity to make adjustments for increasing costs, eating into an already small profit margin.

Clark County’s craft brewers adjust to keep beer, profits flowing

Michael Perozzo of Vice Beer lends a hand as cans of "Not Getting Any Younger" are packaged on Wednesday morning. Grocery store sales can be risky for craft brewers, since locked in prices leave no opportunity to make adjustments for increasing costs, eating into an already small profit margin.

January 28, 2023, 6:05am Business

Clark County’s craft brewers are bucking a nationwide trend of increasing costs and declining sales, but they’re still being forced to rethink their business plans and are taking a cue from coffee shops as a possible future path. Read story

In Your Debt: How couples can team up on debt repayment

January 28, 2023, 6:02am Business

Between financially helping his parents and losing income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy Mazza landed into serious credit card debt. Relief came from a source he wasn’t expecting: his partner, Ginna Lambert, who had come into a small inheritance. She suggested “investing” part of her bounty in… Read story

FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing reported a $3.3 billion loss for the third quarter Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, as revenue fell short of expectations, it took a huge losses for fixed-cost defense programs and its commercial-airplane business struggled.

Boeing added 15,000 jobs in 2022, with more hiring ahead

FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing reported a $3.3 billion loss for the third quarter Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, as revenue fell short of expectations, it took a huge losses for fixed-cost defense programs and its commercial-airplane business struggled.

January 27, 2023, 5:34pm Business

Boeing’s trajectory as it strives to dig out of a deep hole is strangely the inverse of the giant tech companies. Read story

Wall Street adds more to its big January after strong week

January 27, 2023, 1:30pm Business

A strong week for Wall Street closed out with modest gains Friday, sending the stock market to its highest level since early December. Read story

FILE - The Treasury Department is seen near sunset in Washington, Jan. 18, 2023. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government's legal borrowing authority, which could come to a head this summer if the government runs out of accounting maneuvers to keep paying its bills.

Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet

FILE - The Treasury Department is seen near sunset in Washington, Jan. 18, 2023. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government's legal borrowing authority, which could come to a head this summer if the government runs out of accounting maneuvers to keep paying its bills.

January 27, 2023, 12:57pm Business

For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point ... at least not yet. Read story