Business

Cracker Barrel opens doors at Jantzen Beach

May 21, 2018

A large crowd showed up to give Cracker Barrel Old Country Store a taste of local hospitality.

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Business News

Public weighs in on design of proposed waterfront marketplace

May 22, 2018, 9:04 PM

The former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay could eventually become a bustling public marketplace, in the vein of Seattle’s Pike Place Market or Granville Station in Vancouver, B.C.

Hasbro trademarks Play-doh’s scent

May 22, 2018, 8:32 PM

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh.

Agents in South Texas seize $16 million in counterfeit items

May 22, 2018, 8:30 PM

LAREDO, Texas — Federal agents in South Texas have seized nearly 79,000 bogus-label clothing, electronics and other items at a public storage facility in an estimated $16 million counterfeit cargo bust.

Avista to spend $165 million on new smart meters

May 22, 2018, 8:29 PM

SPOKANE — Spokane-based Avista will spend $165 million over the next two years on new smart meters for its electric and gas customers.

Union vote set for some Boeing workers in South Carolina

May 22, 2018, 8:17 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Some employees at Boeing's plant in South Carolina will soon vote on whether they want to join the International Association of Machinists union.

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Briefs

Hasbro trademarks Play-doh’s scent

May 22, 2018, 8:32 PM

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh.

Agents in South Texas seize $16 million in counterfeit items

May 22, 2018, 8:30 PM

LAREDO, Texas — Federal agents in South Texas have seized nearly 79,000 bogus-label clothing, electronics and other items at a public storage facility in an estimated $16 million counterfeit cargo bust.

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Real Estate

Home building slides 3.7 percent in April

May 16, 2018, 4:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer apartment buildings last month, pushing overall home construction down 3.7 percent from March.

Realtors: Zillow, websites are inaccurate, confusing

May 1, 2018, 6:05 AM

Not that long ago, prospective home buyers would trawl neighborhoods looking for that one sure symbol of a house for sale: the yard sign.

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Columnists

Brunell: Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands

May 22, 2018, 6:00 AM

On Sunday, actor and musician Gary Sinise will again co-host the National Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It will be the 29th annual concert on the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day.

Harney: Lawsuit dismissed against Zillow

May 21, 2018, 6:02 AM

A federal district court has dismissed a closely followed class-action lawsuit that charged Zillow — creator of the controversial Zestimate online home-valuation tool — with deceptive business practices designed to mislead consumers.

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