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U.S. housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

January 18, 2020, 6:04am Business

WASHINGTON -- Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry. Read story

Railroads pursue 1-person crews

January 18, 2020, 6:03am Business

OMAHA, Neb. — How many people does it take to operate a locomotive? Read story

Port of Camas-Washougal gets Steigerwald funding

January 18, 2020, 6:01am Business

The Port of Camas-Washougal has been named as a recipient of investment funding from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board. Read story

Bailout cultivates goodwill: Farmers federal money more vital that easing trade war

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is boasting that he’s made farmers “really happy.” He’s not wrong, but it’s not just the trade deal that’s left farmers optimistic for 2020. Read story

Weston: How to have a ‘no regrets’ retirement

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73 percent wish they’d put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving. Read story

Working in Clark County: Maggie Yaddof, environmental health specialist at Clark County Public Health

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

YACOLT — Upon entering the Fargher Lakehouse restaurant, you’re immediately struck with a sense of home. Read story

Tech, communications stocks push U.S. indexes to more records

January 17, 2020, 2:32pm Business

Solid gains in technology and communications stocks pushed major U.S. indexes to more record highs on Wall Street Friday. Chipmaker Qualcomm jumped 4.5% and Google parent company Alphabet rose 2%. Banks also did well, driven by strong results from State Street and Citizens Financial. That came a day after Morgan Stanley soared after reporting blowout earnings. The S&P 500 rose 12 points, or 0.4%, to 3,329. The Dow Jones Industrial… Read story

U.S. housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

January 17, 2020, 1:17pm Business

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry. Read story

Intel plans layoffs in data center group

January 17, 2020, 11:27am Business

PORTLAND — Intel plans to lay off a modest number of employees as it reorganizes the company’s most vital business unit, its data center group, according to sources inside the company. Read story

Personal Finance: New rules of retirement game could help boost your savings

January 17, 2020, 6:05am Business

The rules of the retirement game just saw a sizable overhaul in Congress, giving a nod to the reality that many Americans can’t afford to quit working. Read story