Stories tagged: business
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Trump vows to ‘fix the mess’ as U.S. targets North Korea banks
New U.S. sanctions will punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad, the Trump administration announced Tuesday, in the first use of new sanctioning powers granted by …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Washington rejects permit for coal-terminal project
The state of Washington has denied a key permit sought by a company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from Western states to Asia.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Survey: Economists see no gain from NAFTA renegotiation
Most business economists expect the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement will make no difference to the U.S. economy or cause harm.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Then and Now: Silver Loaf Baking Co.
Spokane was always a wheat town, anchored by its flouring mills, which supplied several large bakeries. One of the larger bakers was Silver Loaf Baking Company, which had a production …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Microsoft makes a ‘crazy’ bet on fuel cells to feed power-hungry data centers
In an industrial space tucked off a side street in Seattle’s Sodo District, Microsoft is trying to reinvent the data center.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
White House says tax plan to help business, middle class
A proposed tax overhaul set to come out this week from Republicans will offer help for the middle class and businesses, President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary said.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Monroe Street business group files $15 million tort claim against city to stop lane reduction
A coalition of business owners on North Monroe on Thursday filed a $15 million tort claim against the city of Spokane, citing “significant revenue losses” during the city’s planned renovation …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses
Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11 p.m.
Portland man with high bid for Alaska ferry plans boat hotel
The high bidder for Alaska’s ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Tech lobbyists join fight over DACA and immigration
Tech industry giants are beginning to mobilize their deep K Street networks to pressure lawmakers as Congress tries to address the legal status of undocumented immigrants who came to the …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Amazon to bring another 1,000 jobs to Oregon
Amazon has announced plans for a third Oregon fulfillment center.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Doubts arise on whether corporate tax cut would boost growth
For President Donald Trump, what’s good for General Motors is great for American workers. Same for Boeing. And AT&T. Not to mention small businesses. Many economists, tax experts and even …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Employees evacuate after chemical leak at Idaho paper plant
No one was injured after a chemical leak forced evacuations at a paper manufacturing facility in Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Target bumps up holiday hiring by 40 percent this year
Target is hiring 100,000 people to work during the hectic holiday shopping season, up 40 percent from last year.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Amazon’s surprise plan for HQ2 is a bold experiment
Amazon.com is about to test whether expertise delivering packages across a continent translates to skill in getting executives in far-flung cities to play nice together.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Idaho officials designing giant, glow-in-the-dark potato
Idaho officials plan to replace a 6-ton potato replica used for advertising with one that glows in the dark.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Boeing raises 20-year China plane forecast on travel boom
Boeing raised its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand in China as economic growth and an expanding middle class spur travel in the world’s most-populous nation.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
French fashion giants agree to ban size 0 models
Two of the world’s biggest luxury goods conglomerates announced a joint charter Wednesday which they said aims to protect the health of fashion models by making those who are unhealthily …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
U.S. job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 percent
U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it’s ‘badly needed’
President Donald Trump launched his fall push to overhaul the nation’s tax system by pledging Wednesday that the details-to-come plan would “bring back Main Street” by reducing the crushing tax …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Crude oil no longer in plans, Port of Grays Harbor officials say
The Port of Grays Harbor gave an annual report to the Ocean Shores City Council on Monday night and the issue of shipping crude oil by rail and sea was …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
How Apple plans to change the way you use the next iPhone
Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
U.S. economic growth upgraded to 3 percent rate in Q2
The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in more than two years amid brisk consumer spending on autos and other goods.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Lawyer says proposal for Trump Tower in Russia was abandoned
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer acknowledged Monday that the president’s company pursued a Trump Tower in Moscow during the Republican primary, but that the plan was abandoned “for a variety …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Trump sign at Oregon dry cleaners draws praise, criticism
La Grande Dry Cleaning has become an unlikely front in the battle over Donald Trump’s presidency.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, here’s what air travelers need to know
As Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify Friday, airlines have announced they will waive change fees for travelers whose plans may have included stops in and around cities in Texas. According …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Hurricane raises flooding, power loss fears for Texas oil refiners
The biggest fears for Texas refiners in the
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
Another Chobani employee lawsuit alleges age discrimination
Another former employee of the Chobani yogurt plant in Idaho has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of age discrimination.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens by Canadian company gets U.S. OK
The U.S. Forest Service has accepted a Canadian company’s application to conduct exploratory mining about 12 miles northeast of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument boundary.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone
Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking – and lower battery capacity.