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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to become in-network for Kaiser

January 20, 2021, 8:00am Business

Starting in July 2021, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will become an in-network hospital for Kaiser Permanente Northwest members. Read story

Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner

January 20, 2021, 8:51am Business

Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players will have another shot at a giant jackpot Wednesday night as a $730 million Powerball prize is on the line. Read story

Outdoor dining can be a tough sell in winter months.

Vancouver restaurant owners ask lawmakers to speed reopening for businesses

Outdoor dining can be a tough sell in winter months.

January 20, 2021, 5:36pm Clark County Business

Washington restaurant owners and industry groups are calling on the Legislature to allow them to reopen their doors, but if they were hoping for fast action, they’re going to be disappointed. Read story

Oregon sheds 25,500 jobs, unemployment rises for the first time since April

January 20, 2021, 1:23pm Business

Oregon’s unemployment rate climbed to 6.4% in December, up from 6.0% the prior month. It’s the first increase in seven months as the state hunkered down amid a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building.  U.S. stocks are rising again Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way.

Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building.  U.S. stocks are rising again Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way.

January 20, 2021, 12:27pm Business

Wall Street marked the dawn of President Joe Biden's administration with stocks rallying to record highs as hopes build that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy. Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photograph, the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2019 F-250 pickup truck at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford Motor Co. posted a stronger-than-expected third-quarter net profit, the company announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, as demand for cars and trucks recovered from coronavirus shutdowns and the company sold more high-margin trucks.

U.S. probes complaints that Ford tailgate recall didn’t work

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019, file photograph, the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2019 F-250 pickup truck at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo. Ford Motor Co. posted a stronger-than-expected third-quarter net profit, the company announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, as demand for cars and trucks recovered from coronavirus shutdowns and the company sold more high-margin trucks.

January 20, 2021, 8:56am Business

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Ford pickup truck tailgate recall didn’t fix the problem. Read story

Seattle tops nation for COVID-19-era increase in online spending

January 20, 2021, 8:22am Business

We don’t know yet all the ways that the coronavirus pandemic will change the world. But one that seems certain is that more of our lives will be lived online. Read story

Overstock.com ceases operations at Satsop Business Park

January 20, 2021, 8:19am Business

ABERDEEN — Overstock.com will cease operations at its call center in the Satsop Business Park. Read story

Christopher & Banks at Vancouver mall to close

January 20, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Business

Clothing store chain Christopher & Banks announced last week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close all of its more than 400 stores nationwide, including the location at the Vancouver Mall. Read story

Vancouver-based Barlows partners for statewide distribution

January 20, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based craft brewery Barlows announced earlier this month that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Kendall's Pioneer Distributing and Browar Polska - both subsidiaries of Corwin Beverage - to bring its beers to taps and store shelves in Washington. Read story