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NerdWallet: How guests can honor their budgets in peak wedding season

May 13, 2022, 8:11am Business

It’s a banner year for weddings, with industry experts at the Wedding Report predicting that more than 2.5 million couples will tie the knot — a 40-year high. But you might find your finances aren’t quite ready to take on the costs associated with being a wedding guest. Read story

Dmytro Kuleba, foreign minister of Ukraine, waves as he arrives for the G7 Group of leading democratic economic powers at the Weissenhaus resort in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany, Friday May 13, 2022. In addition to the United States and Germany, the G7 also includes Great Britain, France, Italy, Canada and Japan. The main topic of the meeting is the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine asks G7 to step up arms supply, pressure on Russia

Dmytro Kuleba, foreign minister of Ukraine, waves as he arrives for the G7 Group of leading democratic economic powers at the Weissenhaus resort in Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany, Friday May 13, 2022. In addition to the United States and Germany, the G7 also includes Great Britain, France, Italy, Canada and Japan. The main topic of the meeting is the war in Ukraine.

May 13, 2022, 8:07am Business

Ukraine’s foreign minister said Friday that his country remains willing to engage in diplomatic talks with Russia to unblock grain supplies and to achieve a political solution to the war in Ukraine but won’t accept ultimatums from Moscow. Read story

FILE - Operators work at Enagas regasification plant, the largest LNG plant in Europe, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The Spanish government on Friday approved a new plan aimed at reining in soaring energy prices, signing off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices that it said would immediately reduce costs for a third of domestic consumers and 70% of industry.

Spain signs off on plans to temper volatile energy prices

FILE - Operators work at Enagas regasification plant, the largest LNG plant in Europe, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The Spanish government on Friday approved a new plan aimed at reining in soaring energy prices, signing off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices that it said would immediately reduce costs for a third of domestic consumers and 70% of industry.

May 13, 2022, 7:29am Business

The Spanish government on Friday approved a plan aimed at reining in soaring energy costs, signing off on a temporary cap on natural gas prices that it said would immediately reduce the amount paid by a third of consumers and 70% of industry. Read story

Heavy machinery is in place at the former Joe's Crab Shack, due to be demolished beginning today.

Joe’s Crab Shack demolition begins ahead of new Vancouver waterfront development

Heavy machinery is in place at the former Joe's Crab Shack, due to be demolished beginning today.

May 13, 2022, 6:03am Business

The wrecking ball will swing on both sides of the Interstate 5 Bridge in Vancouver today. Even as the last of the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay disappears, Kirkland Development plans to start demolition of the former Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant. Read story

Mindful Therapy Group CEO Derek Crain talks about the company at its new Vancouver office, 7600 N.E. 41st St., that opened this month. It is the company's first office in Clark County. Crain, also a licensed clinical social worker, started the company in 2011 in Mountlake Terrace. It has since expanded across the Northwest.

Mindful Therapy Group opens new office in Vancouver, its first in Clark County

Mindful Therapy Group CEO Derek Crain talks about the company at its new Vancouver office, 7600 N.E. 41st St., that opened this month. It is the company's first office in Clark County. Crain, also a licensed clinical social worker, started the company in 2011 in Mountlake Terrace. It has since expanded across the Northwest.

May 13, 2022, 6:03am Business

Mindful Therapy Group, a diverse and collaborative network of licensed, independent mental health clinicians, opened a new office in Vancouver this month — just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. Read story

Flexible packaging firm expands to Vancouver

May 13, 2022, 5:09am Business

The Vancouver Innovation Center has added ePac Flexible Packaging as a tenant at its newly remodeled facilities in east Vancouver, according to the Columbia River Economic Development Council. Read story

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Washington. The Federal Reserve intensified its drive to curb the worst inflation in 40 years by raising its benchmark short-term interest rate by an sizable half-percentage point.

Senate confirms Powell for 2nd term as Fed fights inflation

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Washington. The Federal Reserve intensified its drive to curb the worst inflation in 40 years by raising its benchmark short-term interest rate by an sizable half-percentage point.

May 12, 2022, 1:46pm Business

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, giving bipartisan backing to Powell's high-stakes efforts to curb the highest inflation in four decades. Read story

FILE - A Wall Street sign is shown in the Financial District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in the Manhattan borough of New York.   Stocks are off to a higher start on Wall Street Wednesday, May 11, 2022,  and bond yields are rising after the government reported that the pace of inflation moderated last month but not as much as hoped.

U.S. stocks end mixed after another day of erratic trading

FILE - A Wall Street sign is shown in the Financial District, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in the Manhattan borough of New York.   Stocks are off to a higher start on Wall Street Wednesday, May 11, 2022,  and bond yields are rising after the government reported that the pace of inflation moderated last month but not as much as hoped.

May 12, 2022, 1:15pm Business

The stock market ended another erratic day of trading with mixed results as investors grapple to understand what’s next with inflation and the U.S. central bank’s response to it. Read story