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Brunell: Hydrogen fuel cells gaining momentum

December 10, 2019, 6:05am Business

In the coming decade, investors are betting that hydrogen will become a prominent fuel that can eliminate carbon dioxide discharges from the vehicles it energizes. Read story

Tax breaks sweeten deal between Vancouver, HP in plans for new site

December 9, 2019, 10:14pm Business

Vancouver’s willingness to work with the company on the site factored into HP Inc.’s choice to keep and expand its operations in Vancouver, said Bob Brackin, a representative from HP who addressed the city council during its meeting Monday evening. Read story

Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may increase prices

December 9, 2019, 5:59pm Business

NEW YORK — Messages by a Sprint executive revealed in federal court suggested he thought an acquisition by T-Mobile might push up mobile-service prices for consumers, undercutting T-Mobile’s argument that its deal will benefit Americans. Read story

Fidelity cuts its valuation of Juul to new low

December 9, 2019, 5:46pm Business

Fidelity Investments, an early investor in Juul Labs Inc., has further cut its valuation of the troubled e-cigarette company to $16.4 billion. Read story

Ridgefield port receives broadband study grant

December 9, 2019, 5:44pm Business

The Port of Ridgefield received a $50,000 grant for a broadband planning-feasibility study. The grant was one of nine, totaling $450,000, doled out by the Washington State Public Works Board at a meeting on Friday. Read story

George Laurer, inventor of UPC, dies at 94

December 9, 2019, 5:44pm Business

WENDELL, N.C. -- George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. Read story

Image Comics postpones signing event to January

December 9, 2019, 3:54pm Business

Image Comics has cancelled a comic book signing event that was scheduled to be held Tuesday evening at the I Like Comics store in downtown Vancouver. The Portland-based comics publisher was forced to push back the signing after some of the creators scheduled to appear at the event became ill. Read story

Wyoming governor considers suing Washington over coal terminal

December 9, 2019, 1:25pm Business

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming's governor says he continues to consider a possible lawsuit against Washington state over construction of the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast. Read story

HP gets a new buyout offer from Xerox

December 9, 2019, 10:39am Business

Xerox on Monday began taking its case to acquire HP directly to the PC and printing technology leader’s stock owners by saying their share of the combined company could be worth more than 50% more than the current value of their HP stock. Read story

Real Estate Advice: Refinancing mortgage can save you money

December 9, 2019, 6:05am Business

With the average interest for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages below 4 percent again, millions more homeowners can save money by refinancing their loans. Read story