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Comcast will charge customers more for heavy internet usage starting next year

November 30, 2020, 6:02am Business

Comcast Corp. will charge more for heavy users of home internet in Northeast states — including Pennsylvania and New Jersey — angering customers who work and study online due to the pandemic. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, pedestrians walk past a business storefront with store closing and sale signs in Dedham, Mass.  The U.S. economy plunged at a record rate in the spring but is poised to break a record for an increase in the just-ending July-September quarter. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday, Sept. 30, that the gross domestic product, the economy'Aos total output of goods and services, fell at a rate of 31.4% in the April-June quarter, only slightly changed from the 31.7% drop estimated one month ago.

Data deluge shows uneven progress in US economic recovery

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, pedestrians walk past a business storefront with store closing and sale signs in Dedham, Mass.  The U.S. economy plunged at a record rate in the spring but is poised to break a record for an increase in the just-ending July-September quarter. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday, Sept. 30, that the gross domestic product, the economy'Aos total output of goods and services, fell at a rate of 31.4% in the April-June quarter, only slightly changed from the 31.7% drop estimated one month ago.

November 30, 2020, 6:00am Business

A smorgasbord of U.S. data on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday showed lingering signs of both strain and strength in an economy trying to escape the clutches of the coronavirus. Read story

Feds end Washington truckers’ more generous rest rules, arguing they’re actually unsafe

November 29, 2020, 12:43pm Business

They may have some elements in common — the highway unspooling ahead, the radio signal shifting in and out of reception — but driving truck back and forth across state lines is no easygoing and aimless road trip. Read story

China and Japan race to dominate the future of high-speed rail

November 29, 2020, 6:08am Business

Japan and China are racing to build a new type of ultra-fast, levitating train, seeking to demonstrate their mastery over a technology with big export potential. Read story

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

C-Tran prepares for second Vine route on Mill Plain in Vancouver

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

November 29, 2020, 6:05am Business

It’s been nearly four years since the first Vine buses began rolling up and down Fourth Plain Boulevard, marking C-Tran’s first foray into the world of Bus Rapid Transit. Read story

In this photo provided by Yoko Liriano, Bryant de Venecia poses for a photo with his paddleboard in Honolulu, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. He started stand-up paddle-boarding when there were fewer tourists coming to Hawaii during the pandemic. He's among the Hawaii residents feeling ambivalence toward tourists returning now that the state is allowing incoming travelers to bypass a 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test.

Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

In this photo provided by Yoko Liriano, Bryant de Venecia poses for a photo with his paddleboard in Honolulu, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. He started stand-up paddle-boarding when there were fewer tourists coming to Hawaii during the pandemic. He's among the Hawaii residents feeling ambivalence toward tourists returning now that the state is allowing incoming travelers to bypass a 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test.

November 29, 2020, 6:02am Business

HONOLULU — Line-Noue Memea Kruse lives on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where marveling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists in Hawaii. Read story

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows credit cards in New Orleans.  If you want to help nonprofits this holiday season consider donating your unused hotel points, airline miles or credit card rewards to charity.

When to donate rewards to charity and when to give cash

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows credit cards in New Orleans.  If you want to help nonprofits this holiday season consider donating your unused hotel points, airline miles or credit card rewards to charity.

November 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

If you’re looking to give to charity this holiday season but don’t want to dip into your bank account, donating unused credit card rewards, hotel points and airline miles can be a helpful alternative. In some cases the charity can use the rewards for travel needs, and in other cases,… Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

November 29, 2020, 5:03am Business Briefs

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Christine Olsen, left, and Carl Olsen look for Christmas gifts for their kids on Saturday at Kazoodles toy store at Columbia Square in Vancouver. They went to Kazoodles to support small businesses.

Small Business Saturday offers Clark County retailers chance for holiday boost

Christine Olsen, left, and Carl Olsen look for Christmas gifts for their kids on Saturday at Kazoodles toy store at Columbia Square in Vancouver. They went to Kazoodles to support small businesses.

November 28, 2020, 3:00pm Business

In a difficult 2020, small businesses are hopeful for more upbeat moments in the spotlight. Read story

Eric Klopman of Klopman Farms walks through rows of noble firs while gearing up for Christmas tree season in Washougal. Tree farms are mostly outdoor operations, so it's relatively straightforward to add COVID-19 safety measures.

Christmas tree farms stand tall in Clark County

Eric Klopman of Klopman Farms walks through rows of noble firs while gearing up for Christmas tree season in Washougal. Tree farms are mostly outdoor operations, so it's relatively straightforward to add COVID-19 safety measures.

November 28, 2020, 6:06am Business

After a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every business and industry, Clark County’s Christmas tree farm owners are preparing for their turn at navigating the new normal. Read story