Stories tagged: business
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.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
SEC invites public comment on potential sale of Chicago Stock Exchange
The proposal by a group of Chinese investors to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange is on hold while the Securities and Exchange Commission takes time to consider letters from the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Popular SNES Classic preorders sell out quickly at local GameStops
A miniaturized version of the 1991 classic gaming console was announced for preorder Tuesday morning at area GameStop retailers, but clerks reported fast sell-outs. More machines will be available on …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains
After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s fastest.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Dutch Bros Coffee recalls eclipse glasses
A coffee company has issued a recall notice of all of its eclipse glasses.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Everett outlaws bikini-clad employees at certain businesses
The City Council in Everett, Washington has voted to require employees at coffee stands to wear a minimum of tank tops and shorts, in response to businesses where woman often …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate holds at 3.9 percent in July
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent in July.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9 a.m.
Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets
The Pet Passion index, a tracker created by Motif Investing that follows pet-related companies, has returned 19 percent over the past year as of Thursday’s stock-market close, sprinting well ahead …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Washington apple farmers may see higher returns this season
Experts say Washington apple farmers may be in for higher returns with large crop amounts expected and a decline in apple production in Europe, Mexico and Canada.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Fire burns lumber mill near Athol
Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. 95 Wednesday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Astoria, Ore., opposes proposed Vancouver oil terminal
Astoria, Ore., has added itself to the list of cities opposed to the Vancouver Energy oil terminal.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
NW Farm Credit Services reports strong second quarter
Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Spokane-based agricultural lending cooperative, reported second-quarter earnings of $54.7 million, compared to $57.9 million for the second quarter of 2016.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Oregon firm purchases Rowand Machinery Co. of Spokane
Oregon-based Papé Machinery, Construction & Forestry has has purchased the assets of of Rowand Machinery Co. of Spokane.