Stories tagged: industry
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
American workers were less efficient in the July-September quarter, pushing down productivity for the first time since late 2015.
Fri., July 5, 2019
David Guthrie will lead the Northeast Public Development Authority, an entity created eight years ago in an attempt to bring economic redevelopment to a depressed and contaminated industrial area on …
Wed., May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production fell in April, dragged by a big drop in factory output as production of autos and auto parts continued to slide. Industrial output – reflecting …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
Apple is launching a new program designed to address the technology industry’s scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs.
Fri., April 20, 2018
Grow Op Farms has carved out the largest share of a growing marijuana industry in Eastern Washington, with plans to expand. Does that mean the end for small-time outfits?
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
A group of two dozen concerned motorcycle veterans has published a comprehensive research document that addresses the question, “Can this industry be saved?”
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
About 28 percent of jobs in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry are held by women, and about 21 percent of dealerships’ employees are women, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
With advanced technology and designs catering to this demographic, boomers will influence our rides long past when they hang up their key chains.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
U.S. stocks continue to skid Friday morning as industrial companies fall after a weak report from farm equipment giant Deere. Banks are also down as bond yields continue to slide, …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017
Telect Inc. has sold to giant Amphenol Corp. A timeline of the company and its founding in Liberty Lake.
Tue., July 11, 2017
Edmonds, Washington, has pledged to have clean, renewable energy powering its homes, offices and other buildings by 2025.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017
Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017
A second retail pot shop opened in downtown Spokane last month, contributing to a modest sales increase over a slow April. Thirty-one retailers reported $7.9 million in sales before taxes …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
In part that is because the Paris agreement only went into effect last year, it’s voluntary, and doesn’t carry penalties for countries that fall short of emissions-cutting targets.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017
The unofficial marijuana holiday once again prompted huge sales figures for retailers statewide, but Spokane County’s legal pot industry shrunk by about 6 percent in April compared to March, according …
Thu., April 20, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017
The figure is an increase over revenue from the previous month, but reflects slower growth than in previous years, according to at least one store owner. The industry generated $3 …
Wed., March 8, 2017
Sales at marijuana retailers in the county were up 2.8 percent last month over January, but that’s a more modest increase compared to two-month differences in years past. Sales numbers …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Spokane County’s 29 retail pot shops sold $6.9 million worth of weed in January, down 7 percent from the December sales total but up more than 43 percent from the …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
Citing the climate-damaging effects of coal and oil, a group of protesters who were arrested protesting in Spokane last year have filed a federal lawsuit declaring federal control of rail …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
The amount of severance taxes generated by Idaho’s oil and gas industry is getting close to paying what it costs the state to regulate that industry.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Canada is announcing a plan to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
Falling demand for cars is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
Once an afterthought in the historically male-dominated outdoor retail industry, women have become a sought-after force with companies vying to tap into a market that has grown to $4.6 billion …
Fri., May 20, 2016
Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the “policy levers” they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. …
Fri., May 20, 2016
Xerox says Ursula Burns, the first black woman to run a Fortune 500 company, won’t be CEO after the company splits in two later this year.
Thu., May 19, 2016
Uber is testing a self-driving car on public streets in Pittsburgh.
Wed., May 11, 2016
The Obama administration has abandoned its effort to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, drawing cheers Wednesday from lawmakers who had fought the designation but skepticism about …
Mon., May 9, 2016
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Environmental officials in El Salvador said more than 900,000 gallons of molasses spilled into a river near the border with Guatemala, fouling the waters and …
Fri., April 15, 2016
Agriculture still is an important economic driver in Washington, and unlike the high-tech industry, ag jobs can’t easily be shipped overseas.