Herald Business Journal

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

Guns have been sold at nearly 45 of more than 130 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

  • Mar 17, 2018


Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

The company allegedly held onto improperly obtained user data after claiming to have deleted it.

  • Mar 17, 2018


3 must-try doughnuts when Top Pot opens in Edmonds

After two years of work, the popular Seattle chain is opening its second Snohomish County location.


Trump’s possible China tariffs bring loud protests — in US

A potential trade war could reverberate across the U.S. economy.

  • Mar 16, 2018

Nike president to leave as company reviews improper conduct

By Matt Townsend / Bloomberg Nike is reviewing improper conduct at the athletic-apparel giant as one of its top executives steps down, thinning the ranks… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Federal investigation into Wells Fargo broadens

Wells Fargo already is wrestling with the aftermath of a scandal in its retail banking unit.

  • Mar 16, 2018

Mother-in-law homes popular after cities ease restrictions

Lynnwood and Everett are seeing a spurt of growth after changing city codes to allow for this development.

LL Bean: No bonus after tough year, more jobs to be cut

CEO Steve Smith said nearly 500 workers took advantage of a voluntary early-retirement program.

  • Mar 16, 2018

Boeing’s newest 737 Max makes first flight over Seattle

Prospects for the new aircraft — the Max 7 — are hazy, as low-cost carriers migrated to larger models.

Major solar project proposed for former coal mine in state

The Tono Solar project would generate up to 180 megawatts of electricity.

  • Mar 16, 2018

House to try again on bill easing use of unapproved drugs

Republicans say the measure would provide hope for patients desperate for any chance of survival.

  • Mar 15, 2018

US Chamber of Commerce warns Trump against China tariffs

Chamber President Thomas Donohue: “Simply put, tariffs are damaging taxes on American consumers.”

  • Mar 15, 2018

Georgia court rules against Fiat Chrysler in Jeep fire case

Boys died in 2012 after a Jeep Grand Cherokee he was riding in was struck and burst into flames.

  • Mar 15, 2018

FDA takes ‘historic’ step to lower nicotine in cigarettes

Slashing nicotine levels could push the smoking rate down from 15 percent to 1.4 percent of adults.

  • Mar 15, 2018

Boeing’s an early casualty as investors dig in for trade war

The company’s share price is headed toward its biggest weekly slump in more than two years.

Business-related bankruptcies for Snohomish County

The following Snohomish County businesses or individuals filed business-related bankruptcies with U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of Washington from Jan. 1-31. 18-10021-MLB: Chapter 7,… Continue reading

Surge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilots

Boeing predicts that the U.S. will need 117,000 new pilots by 2036.

  • Mar 15, 2018

Civic, business leaders sought as awards nominees

The awards recognize people who created a better community or advanced the region’s economic interests.

Toys R Us closing all 800 US stores, affecting 33K employees

The company has struggled to pay down nearly $8 billion in debt and has had trouble finding a buyer.

  • Mar 14, 2018

Walmart to expand grocery delivery

The service will roll out to more than 40 percent of U.S. households by the end of the year,

  • Mar 14, 2018