Spokane County’s unemployment rate dropped one percentage point, to 5.2 percent, in April. That’s also one point below the April 2016 unemployment rate, the Washington Employment Security Department said Tuesday.
Rick Nielsen, a former U.S. Navy captain, was just a few years ago at the helm of the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship designed to help Marines stake out beachheads on hostile shores. When deployed, the vessel’s crew could reach some 1,700, and carry about 2,000 Marines onboard.
The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That’s the biggest raise in three years.
A federal rule that would require financial brokers to put retirement savers’ interests ahead of their own will go into effect June 9 without further delay, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Monday.
Boeing mechanics are to blame for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel, the Air Force said in an investigation report.
Ford confirmed on Monday that, in a wide-ranging reshuffling of the company’s top management, Jim Hackett will become the automaker’s new CEO. The move brings the three-year tenure of Mark Fields as chief executive to an abrupt end.
Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, took time to speak to The Washington Post on May 17 during a visit to Washington, and he touched on the oil giant’s transformation, climate change, millennials, the new Trump administration, economic sanctions, and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
If you’re planning to head out on a summer vacation this year, you’re not alone. A 2017 AARP travel survey revealed that 99 percent of boomers intend to take at least one trip this year. And AAA said that more than a third of all Americans will embark on a family vacation in the next 12 months.
For Kevin St. Pierre, the math on credit cards is pretty simple. “Generally, if the consumer has income, they pay their debts,” St. Pierre, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, said in a note to clients last week. “Consumer credit losses are driven predominantly by unemployment.”
Iron Mountain’s (NYSE: IRM) core business is providing storage, primarily of records, and information management services to companies and government organizations. It’s also been expanding into related operations, such as data centers.
They were just a bunch of old business records belonging to New Mexico’s oldest and largest sign-making shop, the last of the manufacturers from neon’s midcentury heyday. No longer needed and deemed a fire hazard, the file drawers were moved outside and placed on pallets under a tree. Ellen Babcock spotted them during one of her many visits to Zeon Signs as part of her interest in sign-making and the installation of public artwork on unused signs in Albuquerque.
A new fresh market is set to open in Hillyard this June. Owners Jack and Mary Green recently purchased a building at 4915 N. Market St. to launch Green’s Fresh Market. Jack Green previously operated Piccolo’s Market on East Mission Avenue in Spokane for 25 years before selling that business about eight years ago.
Real estate photographer Jack Pemberton, who uses infrared 3-D cameras to create “fly-through” virtual tours of homes, discusses what homes and golf courses have in common, what he recommends homeowners not include in their virtual tours, and his favorite customer reaction.