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CenturyLink to lay off 70 field technicians in Washington

February 25, 2020, 4:28pm Business Briefs

SPOKANE -- Monroe, La.-based CenturyLink is planning to lay off dozens of field technicians in the state, including five employees in Spokane, the company confirmed Monday. Read story

Vancouver-based Columbia Nutritional files for bankruptcy

February 25, 2020, 4:26pm Business Briefs

Vancouver-based Columbia Nutritional, a nutritional supplement manufacturer and distributor, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 6. Read story

Banfield Foundation awarded $2.4 million through grants in 2019

February 25, 2020, 4:25pm Business Briefs

The Banfield Foundation, a 4-year-old nonprofit arm of Vancouver-based Banfield Pet Hospital, awarded $2,436,909 through grants in 2019. Read story

Vancouver-based Northwest Association for Blind Athletes raises $600,000

February 25, 2020, 4:23pm Business Briefs

The Vancouver-based Northwest Association for Blind Athletes raised $600,000 during its Vision 20/20 fundraiser on Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach, according to a news release Monday. Read story

U.S. gas prices steady at $2.53 per gallon over past 2 weeks

February 24, 2020, 4:00pm Business

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline remained steady at $2.53 per gallon over the past two weeks. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

February 23, 2020, 6:00am Business

The board of directors of the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington recently elected officers for 2020. They are: Read story

Judge dismisses Huawei challenge to law

February 20, 2020, 5:33pm Business

NEW YORK -- A federal judge in Texas has dismissed Chinese tech giant Huawei's lawsuit challenging a U.S. law that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment because of security concerns. Read story

Comment extended on banking law overhaul

February 20, 2020, 5:32pm Business

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration gave into public and banking industry pressure Wednesday, announcing it would extend the comment period on its overhaul of a critical banking law by 30 days. Read story

Wendy’s to pay $400,000 over child labor issues

February 20, 2020, 5:32pm Business

BOSTON -- Fast-food chain Wendy's has agreed to pay $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated child labor laws by having teenage employees at dozens of Massachusetts restaurants work later and longer than allowed, the state attorney general's office announced Tuesday. Read story

Coffee shop, bakery opens in Vancouver

February 19, 2020, 4:39pm Business

A coffee shop and bakery called Krays Coffee opened at 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive, Unit 150, and celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. Read story