Herald Business Journal

Best foot forward: Ferndale company to make custom shoes easy

Long specializing in insoles, Superfeet is putting 3-D machines in stores to make customized shoes.


Port of Everett CEO Les Reardanz has been called up and will be spending much of the year away from his office. He is going to Afghanistan. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Port of Everett CEO reporting for duty — in Afghanistan

Les Reardanz has been called to active duty with the Navy for an eight-month deployment.


Closing of 63 Sam’s Club stores impacts small business

The retailer has historically prided itself on the services it has provided small business members.

  • Jan 15, 2018


Ford goes ‘all in’ on electric cars with $11 billion investment

That’s up from the $4.5 billion that Ford said in late 2015 it would invest through the end of the decade.

  • Jan 15, 2018

New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

Big pickup truck sales are important to automakers, which make huge profits on them.

  • Jan 15, 2018

Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

Airbus said Monday it will stop making the costly A380 superjumbo if it can’t strike a long-term… Continue reading

Alaska Airlines to announce Paine Field destinations Tuesday

The Snohomish County airport’s passenger terminal is slated to see flights this fall.

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

The sensors can also be used in office buildings to reduce energy costs and nursing homes for falls.

  • Jan 15, 2018

Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage plan

Franklin Energy wants to build a $200 million lithium-ion battery storage facility in Twin Falls County.

Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018

Retailers other than Amazon are trying to expand their options to offer same-day delivery.

  • Jan 12, 2018

GM car gives up steering wheels, pedals and human control

The new Cruise AV — a fourth generation autonomous vehicle — is in total control.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Visa won’t require signatures for chip-card purchases

Fraud has declined by 66 percent at EMV chip-enabled merchants, Visa says.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Seattle rents drop significantly as new apartments sit empty

Rents are dropping significantly across the Seattle area for the first time this decade, as a flood of new construction… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

The Social Security benefits debate: Take it early or wait?

You need to consider cash needs, health, family longevity, taxes and your working status.

An existence she loves, under growing cloud of student debt

Sarah would not have this job, she knows, if she didn’t have an advanced degree.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Pentagon: No comment on secret satellite that vanished

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Sunday carrying a classified payload.

Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

A ruling could force people to pay more for things and let states recoup billions in lost revenue.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to ‘dreamers’ scholarship fund

Bezos cited the story of his adopted father, who left Cuba and became “an outstanding citizen.”

  • Jan 12, 2018

You won’t believe what Facebook is changing now…

You’ll see more friends and relatives, less news and posts with “clickbait” headlines.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Make a splash as a bartender at home thanks to Bluewater Distilling

Everett waterfront distillery teaches once a month classes on the art and craft of cocktails.