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Toilet paper squares, the individual sheets that connect to make each roll, were once 4.5 inches square. That standard, however, has shifted, or at the very least loosened its grip on the industry, to a point where companies are selling sheets that are a half-inch shorter or thinner, or both.

Is inflation leading to smaller toilet paper rolls or less toothpaste in the tube?

Toilet paper squares, the individual sheets that connect to make each roll, were once 4.5 inches square. That standard, however, has shifted, or at the very least loosened its grip on the industry, to a point where companies are selling sheets that are a half-inch shorter or thinner, or both.

May 15, 2022, 5:33am Business

A mega roll of Cottonelle toilet paper used to contain 340 sheets. Now, it’s 312. Read story

Ashley Maddox feeds her 5-month-old son, Cole, with formula she bought through a Facebook group of mothers in need Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Imperial Beach, Calif. "I connected with a gal in my group and she had seven cans of the formula I need that were just sitting in her house that her baby didn't need anymore," she said. "So I drove out, it was about a 20-minute drive and picked it up and paid her.

Baby formula shortage fueling spike in milk bank interest

Ashley Maddox feeds her 5-month-old son, Cole, with formula she bought through a Facebook group of mothers in need Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Imperial Beach, Calif. "I connected with a gal in my group and she had seven cans of the formula I need that were just sitting in her house that her baby didn't need anymore," she said. "So I drove out, it was about a 20-minute drive and picked it up and paid her.

May 14, 2022, 7:55pm Business

The U.S. baby formula shortage has sparked a surge of interest at milk banks around the U.S. with some mothers offering to donate breast milk and desperate parents calling to see if it’s a solution to keep their babies fed. Read story

Milk lab technicians Welney Huang, right, and Nguyen Nguyen, process breast milk at the University of California Health Milk Bank, Friday, May 13, 2022, in San Diego. The U.S. baby formula shortage has sparked a surge of interest among moms who want to donate breast milk to help bridge the supply gap as well as those seeking to keep their babies fed.

GOP’s new midterm attack: Blaming Biden for baby formula shortage

Milk lab technicians Welney Huang, right, and Nguyen Nguyen, process breast milk at the University of California Health Milk Bank, Friday, May 13, 2022, in San Diego. The U.S. baby formula shortage has sparked a surge of interest among moms who want to donate breast milk to help bridge the supply gap as well as those seeking to keep their babies fed.

May 14, 2022, 3:58pm Business

Republicans aiming to retake control of Congress have already sharpened a message centering around blaming Democrats for high inflation, expensive gas, migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and violent crime in some cities. They're tying President Joe Biden to a shortage in baby formula. Read story

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

May 14, 2022, 1:17pm Business

The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Read story

Bark Ranch is a landscape supply company located at 1213 S.W. Eaton Blvd., Battle Ground.

Working in Clark County: Pearson family, Bark Ranch Landscape Supply

Bark Ranch is a landscape supply company located at 1213 S.W. Eaton Blvd., Battle Ground.

May 14, 2022, 6:02am Business

Ward and Laurisa Pearson have lived in Clark County for a long time. Now they’re trying their hand at a new family business. Read story

$10,000 lottery ticket bought in Vancouver yet to be cashed

May 14, 2022, 6:01am Business

Do the numbers “03, 09, 22 and 24” look familiar? If so, you have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to claim a $10,000 prize. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

May 14, 2022, 5:29am Business Briefs

The Bridgeview Board of Directors, at its annual meeting in April, elected Ryan Halley and Linda King to fill two vacancies on the board. They replace Diana Avalos-Leos and Craig Pridemore who retired from the board when their terms expired. Read story

Weston: Dealing with death? There’s an app for that

May 14, 2022, 5:28am Business

Before the pandemic, entrepreneurs Liz Eddy and Alyssa Ruderman had trouble getting venture capitalists to invest in their end-of-life planning app Lantern. Potential business partners were skeptical as well. Read story