Stories tagged: business
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Southwest to fly Spokane-Sacramento route starting in August
Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday that is offering a new daily flight beween Spokane and Sacramento
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.10 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a third straight week, approaching their low points for the year.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Comcast enters wireless business with $45-a-month service
Comcast Corp. unveiled a wireless service that offers unlimited data on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network for cheaper than plans from nearly every other competitor.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Thousands of defects found on oil train routes
When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Senators want more details on Corps’ Dakota Access decisions
Two Democratic U.S. senators want the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to explain the agency’s decision-making that ultimately paved the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
U.S. services firms grew at slower pace in March
U.S. services companies saw their growth rate taper off in March, as hiring and business activity remained positive but dipped relative to February.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Coffee giant JAB to buy Panera Bread chain for $7.5 billion
JAB Holding Co. agreed to buy Panera Bread Co. for about $7.5 billion, adding a fast-growing U.S. bakery chain to a food empire that spans coffee, bagels and doughnuts.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Pasco OKs ride-hailing companies but requires fingerprinting
PASCO – The Pasco City Council has voted to greenlight ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the city is requiring that all drivers be fingerprinted. The Tri-City reported …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Long abandoned Otis Hotel may be developed as apartment building
After years of false starts the Otis Hotel may finally have a buyer as an Oregon poker player offers renovation plans to turn the building into apartments.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
More advertisers say they have ditched Fox’s O’Reilly show
Bill O’Reilly’s top-rated Fox News show may be starting to feel a financial sting after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. Automakers Hyundai and BMW, financial firm T. Rowe …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Health advocates want soda tax on Portland-area ballot
Voters in Oregon’s most populous county might be voting on a soda tax this fall.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Amazon tax deal to remain secret in Idaho
Amazon has begun collecting sales tax on internet purchases shipped to Idaho under an agreement reached with state officials earlier this year, but details surrounding the deal aren’t being disclosed.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
U.S. trade deficit drops sharply to $43.6 billion in February
The U.S. trade deficit declined sharply in February as imports from China fell by a record amount and American exports rose for a third straight month.