Seattle collects $16 million in soda tax revenue

The city of Seattle has collected $16 million in soda tax revenue in the first nine months of its implementation. That’s $1 million more...

Uncertainty over Sears sale to Cyrus

A judge presiding over the bankruptcy of Sears may prevent a $82.5 million note sale to Cyrus Capital Partners LP. The judge said he...

Sound Transit gets $1.2 billion from feds for light rail

The Federal Transit Administration has announced it will give Sound Transit $1.2 billion to help finance a light rail line to Lynwood. The announcement...

Boeing expands buyback program

Boeing's board has approved a $20 billion buyback program and has increased the company's quarterly dividend by 20 percent. The company announced it had...

Seattle to spend $75 million on affordable housing

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced plans to spend more than $75 million on affordable housing next year. The plan includes building 1,200 new...

Stocks climb back after plunge

After two sessions of large drops, U.S. stocks improved on Tuesday. The Dow Jones increased 223 points – or one percent – but is...

Boeing buys majority stake of Embraer

Boeing announced that it is purchasing a majority stake of aerospace conglomorate Embraer for $4.2 billion. Boeing will own 80 percent of the company's...

Boeing delivers first jet from China completion center

This past weekend, Boeing delivered its first 737 MAX jet from its China completion center in Zhoushan to Air China. Boeing China President John...

Apple announces new Seattle facility

Apple announced this week that it will be opening a new Seattle workspace with space for 1,000 employees. The company's nationwide expansion includes a...

Aerospace job fair tackles skills gap

The Aerospace Futures Alliance, the Washington State Space Coalition and the city of Kent will be hosting an aerospace job fair Jan. 7 to...

Paul Allen’s estate donates $125 million for new institute

Paul Allen’s estate will use $125 million to form the Allen Institute for Immunology dedicated to research on the immune system and immune-related diseases....

Las Vegas housing market slows down

Following a slowdown in Seattle’s real estate market, Las Vegas is now also experiencing similar reductions in initial asking prices and an increase in...

25-year Mariners lease approved

This week, the Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District (PFD) Board has approved a new lease to keep the Mariners at...

Boeing reveals new luxury jet

Being announced its new luxury business jet model, the 777X widebody jet, made for wealthy flyers. The company says the jet will be able...

 Snow storm to kick off winter season

A winter storm is expected to bring enough snow for the Summit at Snoqualmie to open for limited operations Friday. Mount Baker Ski Area...

U.S., China begin new trade talks

The U.S. and China are begun a new round of trade talks in hopes of averting an all-out trade war between the two countries....

Amazon to test cashierless stores at airports

Public records indicate that Amazon is investigating the use of its Amazon Go store model at airports across the U.S.; customers in these stores...

King County home price decline hits six month mark

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported that King County's median single-family home price has fallen from around $726,000 in spring to just under $644,000...

Walla Walla winery earns state business award

L'Ecole No 41, a 35-year-old Walla Walla winery, has been awarded the title of Family Business of the Year by Seattle Business magazine. The...

Seattle’s NHL player salaries a boon for economy

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that the salaries from the Seattle National Hockey League (NHL) team players could equate to close to $80...

U.K. Parliament accuses Facebook of weaponizing user data

The U.K. Parliament’s media committing is accusing Facebook of using user data as a “competitive weapon," as well as collecting phone call records and...

State denies Avista sale

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has blocked the sale of Spokane-based Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility. The company would have been sold...

Small businesses optimistic for future

A recent Bank of America survey of 1,067 small business owners finds that those employers are indicating less concerns over health care costs, consumer...

Amazon tests cashierless checkout in larger stores

Amazon is reportedly testing its "Just Walk Out" technology present in its Amazon Go stores in a larger facility in Seattle. Amazon did not...

Trump to end some subsidies

President Trump has announced plans to end certain subsidies, including those for electric vehicles. The announcement came after Trump threatened to end federal payments...

Plans made for demolition of Alaskan Way Viaduct

Kiewit Infrastructure West has finalized its plans for demolishing the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The Washington State Department of Transportation will be holding three public...

Tacoma News Tribune announces major lay offs

The Employment Security Department said the Tacoma News Tribune announced it will be letting go of 67 employees in 2019. The job cuts are...

Microsoft redesigns iconic logos

Microsoft announced that it has remodeled its Microsoft Office program icons to better reflect "simplicity and harmony…(and) the seamless connectivity and intuitiveness of Office...

National consumer spending up in October

The U.S. Commerce Department reported a 0.6 percent uptick in consumer spending last month. This was the largest jump since March 2018, and the...

WSDA revamping logo, fees

The Washington State Deparment of Agriculture has announced it is looking into modernizing its logo and restructuring its fees. Brenda Book, WSDA Organic Food...

Seattle Center arena ready for NHL team in 2020

Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced that the $700 million Seattle Center arena revamp will be ready for a National Hockey League (NHL) team in 2020 and...

Northwest experiencing smaller winter wheat harvest

87 percent of Washington winter wheat has emerged compared to 96 percent in 2017 and the state's five-year average of 91 percent. Stakeholders say...

Seattle house prices falling faster than nation

Seattle metro home prices are falling faster than anywhere else in the nation. In September, prices declined by 1.3 percent from August. Before that,...

GM may still produce in China

While General Motors plans to lay off 14,000 workers in North America, it may continue building cars in China despite urges by President Trump....

Starbucks lays off 350 employees

As part of its reorganization plan, Starbucks has laid off 350 workers, mainly at its Seattle headquarters. CEO Kevin Johnson said in an e-mail...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales increase

Adobe Analytics reported that customers spent $6.22 billion in online shopping on Black Friday, a 24 percent jump from last year. Thanksgiving is the...

Fuelers at Sea-Tac Airport authorize strike

95 percent of aircraft fuelers at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport have agreed to strike if their employer, Swissport, does not reach a new contract agreement...

Washingtonian women represent large portion of ag workforce

According to the U.S. census, Washington state has 22,376 women farmers. They make up 37 percent of the sector’s workforce, compared to the national...

U.S. stocks continue drop

U.S. stocks continued to fall as of Tuesday in response to tech company selloffs. The losses have eliminated the yearly gains in the market....

U.S. industrial production increased slightly in October

The U.S. Federal Reserve reports that U.S. industrial output expanded 0.1 percent last month, marking the fifth monthly gain in a row. Factory production...

Uber and Lyft to launch loyalty program

Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are beginning to launch loyalty programs where riders receives points for dollars spent on trips or food deliveries. Uber...

Millennium lays off 15 percent of its workforce

Millennium Bulk Terminals announced that it has laid off 15 percent of its employees in Longview, two weeks after the retirement of former CEO...

Washington unemployment drops to record low

Washington’s jobless rate continued to decline last month to 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent the month prior. The state added 12,400 jobs in...

Gas prices fall before Thanksgiving

Gas prices are dropping throughout the country, with five states having a gas station selling gas for less than $2 per gallon. One analyst...

Post Office wants stamp price increase

Due to continued losses, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has received a record stamp price hike. In fiscal year 2018, the Postal Service suffered...

Bellingham manufacturer looks for new location after fire

Bellingham-based manufacturer Blue Sea Systems’ building caught fire this weekend, resulting in millions of dollars in damages. The company’s leadership says they are looking...

Seahawks to remain in Seattle under new ownership

A recent NFL.com report states that the Seattle Seahawks will be sold by Paul Allen’s estate with the proceeds going to his foundation, and the...

Bellevue tech company to be bought

Cloud software company Apptio has announced plans to be purchased by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for roughly $1.94 billion, or $38 per...

Seattle home prices drop $80,000

In the city of Seattle the median home price has fallen to $750,000, which is $80,000 lower than the price earlier this year. In...

Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area expects population boom

Economists say the Spokane-Coeur D’Alene metro area could experience an influx of 15,000 people moving to the region next year if current predictions pan...

Little Cherry Disease poses threat for growers

Washington State University warns that although Little Cherry Disease is nothing new for Washington state, this year’s outbreak is approaching epidemic levels. The disease...

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