Stories tagged: business
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs
Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
U.S. home prices rose in January by most in more than 2 years
U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Company places oil in Dakota Access pipeline
The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Kushner to lead overhaul initiative
President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises – such as reforming …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Spokane’s second climbing gym set to open Tuesday
Spokane’s second climbing gym, the Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym, will open 10 a.m. Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
‘Fearless Girl’ statue can stay at Wall Street through Feb. 2018, NYC mayor says
Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” will remain in place through February 2018.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Supreme Court won’t restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement
The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76 bill, study shows
Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Stocks sink as ‘Trump trade’ flips into reverse
Stocks around the world sank Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
United Airlines: Customers ‘welcome’ to wear leggings
United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Disney CEO Robert Iger extends his contract as search for a successor continues
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger has extended his contract by one year as the company’s board of directors continues to search for his replacement.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Idaho’s February unemployment remains unchanged at 3.6 percent
Idaho’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in February. Both the number of job seekers and the number of positions available grew.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Comcast said to gain rights to offer online TV nationwide
Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Time said to move closer to sale for more than $20 a share
Time Inc. is moving closer to a sale that could value the magazine publisher at more than $20 a share, according to people familiar with the process.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon
President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the administration will now focus on gaining congressional approval for a sweeping tax overhaul plan.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Idaho unemployment remains at 3.6 percent
Idaho’s unemployment held steady in February at 3.6 percent while the state led the nation in job growth for the sixth consecutive month.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent in February
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in February, compared to the national rate of 4.7 percent.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Trump touts jobs commitment, but deal was made in 2015
President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Orders for US durable goods increase more than forecast
Orders for U.S. durable goods increased more than forecast in February, a sign companies are confident about the outlook for the economy.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward
Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Hiring rose in 11 states last month; Idaho gains strong
Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination
A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
WikiLeaks says CIA hacks on Apple devices can persist
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn’t be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Whatcom County extends moratorium on crude oil exports
The Whatcom County Council has extended for six months a moratorium on shipments of unrefined fossil fuels out of the Cherry Point area.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logo
Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine
Union and management at the Lucky Friday Mine remain far apart on a variety of issues, most of which are unrelated to pay. The underground silver mine in Mullan, Idaho, …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Labor nominee says he won’t let politics influence hiring
President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department says he won’t allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions.