Business

Kalama port sues over methanol permits

Nov 21, 2017

LONGVIEW — The Port of Kalama on Monday filed a lawsuit meant to keep the $1.8 billion methanol plant alive.

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This year, mom-and-pop shops threaten the mall

November 22, 2017, 3:45 PM

More bad news for America’s shopping malls: Consumers are shopping closer to home. And increasingly, home is not where the malls are.

Hulu sued for not offering audio service for the blind

November 22, 2017, 1:45 PM

BOSTON — Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.

Amid buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

November 22, 2017, 1:00 PM

TOYOTA, Japan — At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanshiplike care.

Camden: Poll finds rural, urban voters divided on issues, each other

November 22, 2017, 6:01 AM

When politics gets boiled down to a fight of us vs. them, how the “us” believe the “them” think about “us” could be a key to elections.

Singletary: Will watchdog become a lapdog?

November 22, 2017, 6:00 AM

The federal agency charged with safeguarding consumers is in jeopardy.

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Briefs

Home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

November 21, 2017, 4:11 PM

Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes.

Lithium Technology grows following deal with Jive

November 21, 2017, 4:11 PM

PORTLAND — San Francisco-based Lithium Technology plans to employ dozens in a downtown Portland office after acquiring a piece of Jive Software.

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Real Estate

Home prices rose in August even as sales slipped

October 31, 2017, 5:28 PM

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose sharply in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales.

Flat home sales signal lack of listings

October 26, 2017, 4:50 PM

WASHINGTON — The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes was flat in September, reflecting an ongoing nationwide shortage of homes being listed for sale.

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Columnists

Camden: Poll finds rural, urban voters divided on issues, each other

November 22, 2017, 6:01 AM

When politics gets boiled down to a fight of us vs. them, how the “us” believe the “them” think about “us” could be a key to elections.

Singletary: Will watchdog become a lapdog?

November 22, 2017, 6:00 AM

The federal agency charged with safeguarding consumers is in jeopardy.

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