Stories tagged: business
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Patty Murray, Bernie Sanders lead Democrats’ effort to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour
Backed by nearly half of the Senate’s Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are introducing revamped legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 and index …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
GOP bid to gut Dodd-Frank renews debate over breaking up banks
The roll-out of legislation this week that would rip up much of the Dodd-Frank Act marks a pivotal moment for Republicans’ efforts to overhaul post-crisis financial rules.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Watchdog group: Trump’s son-in-law and adviser must do more to avoid conflicts
The government watchdog group Democracy 21 on Tuesday asked White House senior advisor Jared Kushner to recuse himself from a wide array of policy areas due to Kushner’s decision to …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families
A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”
Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Rain delays Idaho potato, wheat planting
Eastern Idaho farmers are hoping for a hot and dry spell after cold rain delayed much of their spring planting schedules.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Seattle real estate market still hottest in U.S.
The Seattle area has notched its sixth-straight month as the hottest real-estate market in the country, as prices climb even faster heading into the peak buying season.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
City Council loans Ridpath developer $1.75 million and awards tax breaks
Developer Ron Wells plans 214 housing units in the historic hotel, including micro apartments that will rent for $453 a month. The loan will be repaid over a 25-year period. …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Millions of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho, Oregon
An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.
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 …