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Delta Dental plans aid for dental practitioners

March 27, 2020, 3:25pm Business Briefs

Washington dental insurance provider Delta Dental announced Friday that it will create two programs aimed at providing financial assistance to its roughly 5,000 in-network dentists. Read story

Riverview Bancorp declares quarterly cash dividend

March 27, 2020, 3:24pm Business Briefs

Vancouver-based Riverview Bancorp announced Friday that its board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share, payable April 22. Read story

Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

March 27, 2020, 2:05pm Business

Wall Street closed lower Friday but still notched big gains for the week as investors held out hope that a $2 trillion rescue package will cushion businesses and households from the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus. Read story

Price-gouging allegation leaves 750,000 face masks in limbo

March 27, 2020, 9:01am Business

HOUSTON — The state of Texas sued a Houston auctioneer on Thursday after halting an auction of 750,000 medical-grade and N95 face masks, alleging price gouging in the sale of the masks commonly used by health professionals who are on the front lines battling against the new coronavirus. Read story

Personal Finance: Do yourself a favor, don’t look at your 401(k)

March 27, 2020, 6:08am Business

Not dwelling on the gruesome losses on Wall Street. Not looking at your 401(k) every other minute. Read story

Downtown Vancouver’s Elements stays open as eateries shift during stay-at-home order

March 27, 2020, 6:01am Business

Steve Early and Mary Shepard picked up their lunch, a boxed and bagged salmon BLT, from Elements Restaurants on Thursday. Read story

Gov. Inslee declares construction nonessential

March 26, 2020, 7:52pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a memo Wednesday night declaring that the construction industry as a whole is not exempt from the statewide stay-at-home order he issued earlier this week. The clarification has shut down all projects not deemed “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” Read story

PDX air travel down 90% amid coronavirus outbreak

March 26, 2020, 7:43pm Business

The number of travelers flying through Portland International Airport has fallen 90 percent during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Port of Portland, which runs PDX. Read story

Seattle transit agency sues Microsoft in land dispute

March 26, 2020, 7:43pm Business Briefs

SEATTLE -- The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. for land and access to add light rail service. Read story

World close to running out of places to store oil

March 26, 2020, 7:42pm Business Briefs

The world will run out of places to store oil in as little as three months, according to an industry consultant. Read story