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Surge in Clark County, state jobless claims not to be last

March 26, 2020, 7:18pm Business

The number of unemployment claims in Clark County last week spiked by 1,575 percent compared with the week before, signaling the first set of employment impacts from the COVID-19 outbreak. Read story

Cruel paradox: Beating virus means causing U.S. recession

March 22, 2020, 6:05am Business

The coronavirus is dealing a death blow to the longest U.S. economic expansion on record, triggering layoffs and putting intense strain on the nation’s financial system. Read story

Clark County construction continues to stand firm

March 21, 2020, 6:05am Business

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted Clark County businesses in nearly every industry, but amid the chaos, one of the county’s biggest industries appears to be chugging along with minimal impacts, at least so far: Construction. Read story

Unemployment claims soar in Washington, Oregon

March 20, 2020, 5:46pm Business

State unemployment offices in Washington and Oregon have been instructed by the federal government to stop releasing daily claim totals before the U.S. Department of Labor can issue its regularly scheduled weekly report. Read story

Who’s hiring in Clark County in wake of COVID-19? Grocery stores

March 19, 2020, 6:05am Business

The ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it has led to a sudden and dramatic spike in layoffs as restaurants and other small businesses have shuttered. But one industry has seen the opposite trend: grocery stores. Read story

Washington workers adjusting to life at $13.50

January 19, 2020, 6:05am Business

When Steve Valenta looks at the financials from his restaurant's first eight years, most of the numbers have gone up. Read story

Composites One eyes Vancouver site for 72,000-square-foot warehouse

January 14, 2020, 6:02am Business

One of the largest raw material distributors in the country could soon be setting up a branch in Vancouver. Read story

2020 vision for Clark County businesses locks in on I-5 Bridge

January 12, 2020, 6:00am Business

Washington’s 2020 legislative session kicks off this week, with an agenda packed with items that have the potential to impact Southwest Washington. Read story

Study: Snake River dam removal would cost $2.3B, jeopardize regional economies

January 7, 2020, 9:20am Clark County News

LONGVIEW — A new study commissioned by an association of river commercial groups says removing the four Lower Snake River dams to improve salmon runs would cost $2.3 billion over the next 30 years, boost state carbon emissions and jeopardize already fragile local and regional economies. Read story

Top Clark County Business story of 2019: Waterfront’s rising tide

December 29, 2019, 6:03am Business

Clark County saw a wide range of important business stories in 2019 – so many that we ran into trouble trying to narrow down a Top 10 list. In the end, we settled for a list of the Top 15 – five primary stories that made the biggest splashes, plus 10 more still-powerful standouts. Without further ado: Read story