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Appraised for all: Time for property valuations

It’s that time of year again. The county where your real property is located is probably going through its annual revaluation of real property for tax purposes (to be effective the following tax year).

Company’s cups runneth over

One of the things I loved about my time at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce was watching a great idea emerge from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and serve as the foundation for a private-sector company.

It pays to know the law on wages

Alexa Brenneman, a former member of the Ben-Gals Cheerleading Squad, has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for Southern Ohio, claiming the NFL football organization, the Cincinnati Bengals, Inc., failed to pay her and other team cheerleaders for hours of worked.
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25 years and still cruising: Legacy continues at this Wenatchee auto dealership

Don Sangster sits behind his desk on the second floor of the Sangster Motors showroom. He looks out the window towards his dealership lot on the corner of Miller and Ninth streets in Wenatchee. The lot is lined with GMC and Buicks, and beneath the simple yet iconic Sangster sign lies 25 years of a family-owned business.
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Power playground: Intense workouts, intense fun are the philosophy here

“Ready, set, go!” Mike Toigo, co-owner and partner of CrosSport Performance yells above the stereo. At the sound of his voice, waves start to ripple across the long lengths of rope on the floor, dumbbells are held high, and bodies lay parallel to the ground in the plank position.

Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market held close to its all-time high on Thursday amid optimism that the economy is set to strengthen. Stocks are on course for their best weekly gain in seven weeks after investors got more encouraging news on the economy. A survey showed that U.S. service firms increased their business more quickly last month as new orders rose. Separate reports earlier in the week had shown manufacturing strengthening, hiring picking up, and sales of cars and trucks rising.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 7 a.m.

Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Thursday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market News Services.

Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Wednesday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market News Service.

Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday after a report on hiring provided another encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from its winter slump.