Stories tagged: business
Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Survey of economists finds optimism about growth prospects
Business economists are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy with most expecting stronger growth than last year’s poor performance.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms
The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Venezuela seizes a General Motors plant amid antigovernment protests
Venezuelan authorities seized a General Motors plant Wednesday, an unexpected move that appeared aimed at provoking U.S. authorities and distracting attention from intensifying protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Toshiba plans spin-offs to speed reconstruction process
Toshiba, which is undergoing business reconstruction, intends to spin off its main businesses, such as social infrastructure and energy, it was learned Tuesday.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Court sides with reptile keepers against giant snake ban
U.S. wildlife officials can’t legally stop interstate trade of giant exotic snakes such as Burmese pythons, which threaten to eat all the native mammals in the Florida Everglades, an appeals …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Tax Day demonstrators in US take on Trump, his supporters
Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns so the public can examine his business ties and determine …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics
With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case
The lawyer for a man dragged off a United flight says the airline and Chicago officials have agreed to preserve evidence of the incident.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
U.S. retail sales fell in March, second straight monthly drop
Americans pulled back on their spending at auto dealers and restaurants in March, causing retail sales to drop despite signs of a healthy job market.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Consumer prices down 0.3 percent in March
Consumer prices fell in March by the largest amount in more than two years, pushed lower by another sharp decline in the price of gasoline and other energy products.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Spokane County marijuana businesses net $15 million in March
The figure is an increase over revenue from the previous month, but reflects slower growth than in previous years, according to at least one store owner. The industry generated $3 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Dragged United Airlines passenger lost 2 teeth and broke his nose, lawyer says
The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, one of his lawyers said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Utility agreement would allow Microsoft to buy own power
Microsoft has struck a deal with Washington state’s largest energy utility allowing the software giant to buy its own power on the open market.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
China’s exports accelerate in March, import growth moderates
China’s export growth accelerated in March while import growth moderated to still-robust double-digit levels in possible positive signs for Chinese economic growth and global demand.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Bosses, be warned: Your biggest kiss-up could be your biggest backstabber
One of the most widely held – if rarely practiced – ideas in management is that it’s important for chief executives to encourage different opinions from the people who work …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Producer prices decline for first time since August 2016
Wholesale prices in the U.S. declined in March for the first time since August 2016, a sign broader inflation will accelerate only gradually, a Labor Department report showed Thursday.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Pay equality moving at ‘glacial pace’ in Idaho, elsewhere
According to a study recently released by the American Association of University Women, the gender pay gap in Idaho remains alive and well, with the average white woman making 74 …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
1,470 economists send Trump a letter to support immigrants
Almost 1,500 economists have addressed a letter to President Donald Trump and top congressional leaders stressing the importance of immigrants for economic growth.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Large fries? Extra sauce? Why McDonald’s wants to track all your dining habits
By year’s end, the world’s largest burger chain will roll out nationwide a mobile ordering system that will collect a wealth of data about the habits of customers.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Starbucks extends China health coverage to workers’ parents
Starbucks will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Toshiba warns of its ability to continue as going concern
Toshiba Corp., the 142-year-old conglomerate, warned on Tuesday it may not be able to continue as a going concern as it grapples with billions of dollars in losses from its …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
United Airlines, Chicago taking heat over man dragged off plane
Several minutes after a passenger recorded a video watched around the world that showed security officers dragging another passenger off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Port of Vancouver has record year for tonnage
The Port of Vancouver had a record year for tonnage last year, though imports and operating revenues are less glowing.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Report: Ex-Yosemite chief belittled workers, mainly women
The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women, a new …
UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Schweitzer Engineering to expand in Spokane
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will expand its Spokane office after buying an office building.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Cohn vows big push to get ‘cohesive’ tax plan done in 2017
White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said the Trump administration is still committed to passing a plan to overhaul the tax code this year, while acknowledging it may not be …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Competing visions of Monroe Street cause ‘road diet’ division to linger
City Hall will soon have to push forward with its plans to reduce lanes on Monroe Street to take advantage of pedestrian safety grant dollars. A group of business owners, …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Prosecutors: Former DuPont worker stole confidential files
Federal prosecutors say a former DuPont employee stole more than 20,000 confidential files from the firm to help bolster a consulting business he started shortly before his retirement.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
U.S. adds 98,000 jobs in March; jobless rate dips to 4.5 percent
The momentum in the U.S. labor market flagged in March, new government data showed Friday, with the private sector and the government adding only 98,000 jobs as winter storms weighed …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Harassment headlines spotlight change – and the lack of it
The accusations – of an Uber manager propositioning an engineer via instant message on her first day in his department, of the top-rated host at Fox News calling female co-workers …