Stories tagged: business
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Comcast said to gain rights to offer online TV nationwide
Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Time said to move closer to sale for more than $20 a share
Time Inc. is moving closer to a sale that could value the magazine publisher at more than $20 a share, according to people familiar with the process.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon
President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the administration will now focus on gaining congressional approval for a sweeping tax overhaul plan.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Idaho unemployment remains at 3.6 percent
Idaho’s unemployment held steady in February at 3.6 percent while the state led the nation in job growth for the sixth consecutive month.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Montana’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent in February
Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in February, compared to the national rate of 4.7 percent.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Trump touts jobs commitment, but deal was made in 2015
President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Orders for US durable goods increase more than forecast
Orders for U.S. durable goods increased more than forecast in February, a sign companies are confident about the outlook for the economy.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward
Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Hiring rose in 11 states last month; Idaho gains strong
Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination
A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
WikiLeaks says CIA hacks on Apple devices can persist
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn’t be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Whatcom County extends moratorium on crude oil exports
The Whatcom County Council has extended for six months a moratorium on shipments of unrefined fossil fuels out of the Cherry Point area.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logo
Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine
Union and management at the Lucky Friday Mine remain far apart on a variety of issues, most of which are unrelated to pay. The underground silver mine in Mullan, Idaho, …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Labor nominee says he won’t let politics influence hiring
President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department says he won’t allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
U.S. home sales slowed in February after January surge
Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better U.S. relations
A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island’s citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Seattle City Council votes to create renters commission
The Seattle City Council has approved the creation of a renters commission as the city deals with skyrocketing rents.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Cambodia halts export of human breast milk
Cambodia has suspended the export of human breast milk, a business pioneered last year by a former Mormon missionary.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to information, tools on phones
Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
U.S. current account deficit narrows in fourth quarter
The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade shrank in the final three months of 2016 but the gap for the full year rose to the highest level in …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
U.K. cost of living keeps rising due to Brexit impact
Britain says the consumer price inflation rate rose to 2.3 percent in February, from 1.8 percent the month before, as the pound’s drop since Britain’s vote to leave the European …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Apple updating iPad, cutting price
Apple is updating its iPad Air, now just called iPad, and shaving $70 off the price.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Avista seeks proposals for a second solar energy project
Avista Corp. is considering a second solar project to meet customer demand for renewable energy.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Inside Amazon’s battle to break into the $800 billion grocery market
After spending several months analyzing the online retailer’s grocery-shipping hubs back in 2014, that’s exactly how a mechanical engineering student described its approach to selling bananas.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Amazon planning third data complex near Hermiston
Amazon is proposing to build a third data complex west of Hermiston consisting of four data centers.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Albertsons said to weigh merger with organic grocer Sprouts
Albertsons Cos., the grocery-chain operator backed by Cerberus Capital Management, has held preliminary talks to merge with Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said.