Business

Working in Clark County: Ally Ross, funeral director in training, Northwood Park Funeral Home

Oct 15, 2018

Ally Ross stood silently outside of a building on a recent Wednesday morning, dressed in black. Ross and a small group watched as 88-year-old Oscar…

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Business News

Fidelity crypto unit takes aim at Wall Street

October 15, 2018, 7:13 PM

Fidelity Investments is jumping into the emerging cryptocurrency arena with a new business to manage digital assets for hedge funds, family offices and trading firms.

Netflix earnings will test waters for technology giants after rout

October 15, 2018, 7:12 PM

Beleaguered technology investors are looking to Netflix to stop the bleeding.

Washington growers banking on Cosmic Crisp apple

October 15, 2018, 7:12 PM

ROCK ISLAND — Bud and Leslie Piper took out some 25-year-old standard Fuji apple trees in their Royal Slope orchard to try their hand at Cosmic Crisp, a sweet, crisp and tart apple developed by Washington State University.

U.S. consumer spending creeps up in September

October 15, 2018, 6:35 PM

U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas.

Insitu-Orbital deal worth $120 million – $350 million

October 15, 2018, 6:35 PM

BINGEN -- An Australia-based drone tech provider has announced an expansion of its existing long-term agreement with Boeing subsidiary Insitu that could be worth $120 million to $350 million over the next five years.

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Briefs

U.S. consumer spending creeps up in September

October 15, 2018, 6:35 PM

U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas.

Insitu-Orbital deal worth $120 million – $350 million

October 15, 2018, 6:35 PM

BINGEN -- An Australia-based drone tech provider has announced an expansion of its existing long-term agreement with Boeing subsidiary Insitu that could be worth $120 million to $350 million over the next five years.

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Real Estate

Tristan Graham, 32, sits on his couch in his new accessory dwelling unit, which was built in his par

ADU interest on the rise in Southwest Washington

October 15, 2018, 6:01 AM

Tristan Graham, a 32-year-old training instructor for the Transportation Security Administration at Portland International Airport, got a fitting housewarming gift from his dad: A rug made from old PDX carpet. His new home near Five Corners happens to be in his parents’ backyard.

Miguel Martinez of Patriot Sealcoat, Inc., right, helps with the installation of pavement markings i

Groundwork nearly done for subdivision near Cedars golf course

October 11, 2018, 5:54 PM

Developers are nearly finished laying the groundwork for Cedars Village, the first of two new subdivisions planned next to the Cedars on Salmon Creek golf course in southeast Battle Ground.

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Columnists

Harney: New options open for homeowners seeking a reverse mortgage

October 15, 2018, 6:02 AM

You’ve probably seen actor Tom Selleck suavely pitching federally insured reverse mortgages on TV and thought, hmm, that sounds interesting. He says you can turn your home equity into cash and not pay back anything — no principal, no interest, no fees — for years after your retirement.

Berko: Dominion looks like bad advice, but be patient

October 14, 2018, 6:02 AM

Dear Mr. Berko: Back in the middle of 2014, I wrote and asked you to recommend a good utility stock for my 77-year-old mother. Mom had a $13,000 certificate of deposit that was coming due, and the interest rate on her renewal was terrible. Seeing as the women in my family have long lives, we wanted a utility that would regularly raise the dividend, as well as increase in value. You recommended Dominion Energy, and we believed you. So that summer, we bought 150 shares at $75.25, and the stock paid Mom 3.1 percent. But now Dominion is about $72, and we have a loss of about $500. We can’t afford to lose money. And we never expected this to go down in price, because you said in your email to us, “This issue should have strong dividend growth and modest principal appreciation over the long term.” We have two other stocks, and both are up. So why hasn’t Dominion gone up when the stock market is way up? Did you give us bad advice? What should we do now?

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