Herald Business Journal

Retail sales in China could surge past those in the US

They are on track to hit just over $5.8 trillion this year.

  • Jan 11, 2018

Boeing’s been eyeing Embraer and Bombardier for years

The company is in talks to buy Embraer, but both regional jet makers have been targets over the years.

IRS rolls out new tax tables for promised bigger paychecks

Trump & the GOP think Americans will love the law when they see their heftier paychecks next month.

  • Jan 11, 2018

President Trump’s tax overhaul plan is a matter of timing

If the timing is perfect, we will see a boost in consumer spending and corporate investment.

Wal-Mart raises hourly wage to $11 then closes 63 Sam’s Clubs

Walmart reported revenue of nearly $486 billion. The raises and bonuses will cost it $700 million.

  • Jan 11, 2018

Local governments won’t say what they’re offering Amazon

“It’s all paid for by taxpayer dollars. Therefore, it should all be public.”

  • Jan 11, 2018

Less than meets eye: Bonuses, not raises, from U.S. tax cuts

In some cases, the companies are sharing only a sliver of their tax-cut windfalls.

  • Jan 11, 2018

Early boarding pass: Everett’s rising passenger terminal

Here’s what to expect when two airlines begin passenger service at Paine Field later this year.

More firms now offering ‘pawternity’ benefits

It’s becoming a popular trend, particularly in urban areas that attract a younger workforce.

  • Jan 10, 2018

Behind the smart gadgets, Amazon and Google are waging war

They hope to establish their assistants as standards for voice-controlled devices.

  • Jan 10, 2018

7-Eleven immigration audits are ‘a harbinger of what’s to come’

Not just “the hapless schmo from Honduras” but also “the politically powerful American employer.”

  • Jan 10, 2018

Report ranks software developer as the best US job this year

On average, they make $100,080, according to a report, and are in “huge” demand now.

  • Jan 10, 2018

Georgia governor really wants Amazon to come to his state

He’s ready to call a special session of the state legislature if necessary to lure the company there.

  • Jan 10, 2018

French president says China will buy 184 Airbus jets

China will preserve parity in market share between Airbus and Boeing, Macron said.

  • Jan 10, 2018

IRS to face massive strain under GOP tax law

The agency doesn’t answer anything beyond “basic” questions from taxpayers during filing season.

  • Jan 10, 2018

Seattle contractor charged with felony for worker’s death

He allegedly ignored safety regulations when his employee was killed in a sewer trench collapse.

  • Jan 10, 2018

Why is there a bitcoin ATM at this Lynnwood gas station?

And by the way, what is bitcoin? It’s cryptocurrency backed by nothing — but worth a whole lot.

SpaceX says rocket performance OK in secret satellite launch

The Wall Street Journal reports the satellite apparently did not separate from the second stage.

Boeing sets a new production record: 763 jetliners in 2017

The company also inked 912 jetliner orders last year with a list value of $134.8 billion.

Chip fix may slow servers significantly, Microsoft warns

The Meltdown and Spectre flaws are present in almost all processors that run computers and servers.

  • Jan 9, 2018