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U.S. proposes to increase refund protections for air travelers

August 4, 2022, 8:00am Business

The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary. Read story

Hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Highland Park, Ill., Thursday, July 14, 2022.   The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to its highest level in more than eight months, a sign the labor market may be showing some weakness. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000, up from the previous week's 244,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday, July 21.  (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Applications for U.S. jobless claims up again last week

Hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Highland Park, Ill., Thursday, July 14, 2022.   The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to its highest level in more than eight months, a sign the labor market may be showing some weakness. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000, up from the previous week's 244,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday, July 21.  (AP Photo/Nam Y.

August 4, 2022, 7:57am Business

More Americans applied for jobless benefits last week as the number of unemployed continues to rise modestly, though the labor market remains one of the strongest parts of the U.S. economy. Read story

University Village will include 140 independent living units and 26 cottage-style units, along with 101 assisted-living apartments. A partnership with WSU Vancouver will connect seniors with learning, and students and faculty with seniors.

Senior living community, WSU Vancouver team up to benefit residents, students

University Village will include 140 independent living units and 26 cottage-style units, along with 101 assisted-living apartments. A partnership with WSU Vancouver will connect seniors with learning, and students and faculty with seniors.

August 4, 2022, 6:06am Business

When people think of students and universities, they usually don’t think of seniors. But research shows that staying intellectually engaged and learning new skills as we age can improve quality of life and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Washougal towing company to compensate service members after illegally selling vehicles

The Clark County Courthouse.

August 4, 2022, 6:05am Business

A Clark County Superior Court judge will order a Washougal towing company to compensate three active-duty service members for illegally selling their vehicles at auction, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday. Read story

Owner Stacey Medak stands behind the bar for a portrait Friday at Cork & Bubbles, an upcoming champagne and wine bar in Felida.

Cork & Bubbles brings bubbly to Felida Village

Owner Stacey Medak stands behind the bar for a portrait Friday at Cork & Bubbles, an upcoming champagne and wine bar in Felida.

August 4, 2022, 6:02am Business

Bette Davis once said, “There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne.” Despite an abundance of wine bars and tasting rooms, there aren’t many places in Clark County to indulge in Ms. Davis’ prescribed bubbly therapy. Read story

Vancouver-based Barrett reports 12% growth in revenue

August 4, 2022, 5:14am Business

Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services reported Wednesday that net revenues grew 12 percent in its fiscal second quarter to $262.2 million. Read story

The New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in New York.

U.S. stocks rise following solid earnings reports

The New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in New York.

August 3, 2022, 1:15pm Business

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors reviewed a mostly encouraging batch of earnings from big companies. Read story

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun.

41 large polluters to get free passes in Washington’s carbon trading market

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun.

August 3, 2022, 12:14pm Business

Washington is required by law to eliminate or offset all of its greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050. But generous exemptions for more than 40 of the state’s biggest polluters in a forthcoming carbon market could push that goal beyond reach. Read story