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Columbia Bank acquires Pacific Continental

Columbia Bank has announced today its purchase of Eugene, Ore.-based Pacific Continental Bank, a transaction valued at approximately $644.1 million.

Seattle firm to turn Tacoma's Washington Building into apartments

Seattle real estate investment firm Unico Properties has purchased the Washington Building in downtown Tacoma, with plans to turn the historic structure into apartments.

Holiday weekend schedules

Happy Holidays ! is the seasonal greeting, with much of the region's business world and government offices closing today until next Tuesday.

Bank of the Pacific corp. raises dividend

A strong financial performance in the past fiscal year has prompted directors of the parent to Bank of the Pacific to raise its cash dividend.

Olympia, Tacoma among top October housing markets

Real estate valuation firm Pro Teck has released its October list of top statistical areas for residential real estate, and hovering near the top of the list are the South Sound’s anchor communities: Olympia-Tumwater at No. 3, followed one spot down by Tacoma-Lakewood.

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Archive »National-World News

Commercial building a bright spot

Construction remains one of the stronger industry sectors, according to the monthly national employment report that was issued this morning.

Boeing spreads its base – elsewhere

Business-friendly Texas is gaining a new Boeing Co. operation later this summer, with a new customer services headquarters announcement that was made today.

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Archive »State News

Bulldogs fans sparse at Final Four?

With much of the nation focusing on this weekend's NCAA basketball tournament championships, it appears that fans from the Carolina states may eclipse boosters of the two Pacific Northwest entries.

Pharmacies sue on reimbursements

Pharmacies across Washington have gone to court in protest over the state Health Care Authority's process and reimbursement rate for prescriptions provided to Medicaid patients.

More folks working = more income

Personal incomes by Washington residents grew much faster last year than those in all but two other states, and much ahead of the national average.

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Archive »Regional News

Tacoma becoming attractive to investors

Ever more new and expensive office construction in downtown Seattle and its suburbs has some real estate investors looking to surrounding markets for opportunity.

Inflation rates higher here

Consumers' costs of living are rising faster in western Washington than elsewhere in the country, according to a new report from federal statisticians.

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