Stories tagged: Commerce
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Solid U.S. spending gain masks weak spot of stagnant incomes
Americans’ spending, the biggest part of the economy, jumped in September by the most since 2009. A look at how it came about tells a less rosy story. After-tax incomes …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
U.S., Mexico sign agreement ending trade dispute over sugar
The United States and Mexico signed an agreement Friday to resolve a trade dispute over sugar.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Proposed new law to fine oil, coal trains through downtown Spokane would target shippers, not railroads
Instead of levying a $261 fine per car on the firms transporting the cars, a new ordinance from City Councilman Breean Beggs would go directly at the oil and coal …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Retail sales fall 0.3 percent in August
Retail sales fell in August, during what is traditionally back-to-school shopping season, as shoppers continued to rein in their spending. It was the first drop since March.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
U.S. factory orders up 1.9 percent in July, best in 9 months
Orders to U.S. factories increased in July by the largest amount in nine months, propelled by a big jump in demand for commercial aircraft. The key category that tracks business …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Beggs, Kinnear want BNSF to join push for stricter train safety standards
If BNSF does not agree to lobby state and federal decision-makers to assist the City Council in beefing up security standards for Bakken crude and coal on trains running through …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
E-commerce driving rise in retail layoffs, report says
The latest spate of layoffs in the retail sector isn’t just a short-term slump, according to a new report by a Credit Suisse analyst.
Sun., Oct. 31, 2010
Caldwell: Bigger in Texas? Maybe just its budget deficit
Select Washington businesses got a letter this month from Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who like Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, aims to poach anyone disaffected by a possible state individual income …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2010, 10:41 a.m.
Economy grows at fastest pace since 2003
The economy’s faster-than-expected growth at the end of last year, fueled by companies boosting output to keep stockpiles up, is likely to weaken as consumers keep a lid on spending.
Wed., Feb. 25, 2009, 8:17 a.m.
Obama chooses Locke to run Commerce
As expected, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he has chosen former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his nominee for Commerce secretary, trying a third time to fill a key …