Herald Business Journal

US hiring surge last month pulls in flood of new workers

The Labor Department said wage gains, meanwhile, fell from January to 2.6 percent year-over-year.

  • Mar 9, 2018

Tullys stores run out of coffee as rebranding looms

The company told managers that it was unclear when coffee deliveries would resume.

  • Mar 9, 2018

The latest test for college students: Are you employable?

What is needed is not more outsider tests but more classroom tests and higher academic quality.

When a $4,000 dress becomes a symbol of frugality

As an actress, there’s an expectation that Tiffany Haddish has to look the Hollywood part.

The most and least affordable places to buy a home in the US

A modest income can go a long way in Cumberland, Maryland.

  • Mar 9, 2018

WSU Connections Store in downtown Everett to close

Stores in Everett, Spokane and Seattle were intended to enhance the WSU brand throughout the state.

A strong economy means community college enrollment drops

As unemployment falls, schools in Snohomish County and elsewhere report declines.

Study finds false stories on Twitter travel faster than truth

And you can’t blame bots; it’s us, say the authors of the largest study of online misinformation.

  • Mar 8, 2018

The FAA has bungled a $36-billion project, report says

More than $7 billion in federal funds have already been spent on the GPS-based NextGen program.

11 nations sign Pacific trade pact as US plans tariffs

Its success highlights the isolation of the U.S. under Trump’s “America first” philosophy.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Backlash hits McDonald’s for flipped logo ‘celebrating’ women

Critics say McDonald’s has systematically advanced policies that disadvantage its female employees.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Stock market lifts US household wealth to $98.7 trillion

The solid gain in wealth could make many Americans more confident and lead them to spend more.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Opponents of the tariffs spent Thursday engaged in last-minute lobbying to blunt the impact.

They won’t be subject to tariffs on steel and aluminum if they sign a NAFTA that satisfies the U.S.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Sonic opens in Marysville, making its Snohomish County debut

Long lines have spilled out of the brightly colored restaurant with the old-time drive-in feel.

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

Press secretary said exemptions would be made on a “case by case” and “country by country” basis.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Allegiant announces plan to expand airline service in Bellingham

Low-cost carrier adds two weekly flights to Denver, one of United’s destinations from Paine Field.

Oregon sues mogul Steve Wynn, company after sex allegations

The state alleges Wynn failed to act in the best interests of shareholders.

  • Mar 7, 2018

US stocks slide as top Trump economic adviser departs

Industrial companies like Caterpillar and Boeing are taking some of the worst losses.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Boeing faces US-Asia cargo clash in design of new 797 jet

The disagreement is over a small cargo hold in place of improved aerodynamics and passenger comfort.

Democrats would reverse some tax cuts to fund infrastructure

“Take some of those tax breaks from the wealthiest Americans and put them into middle class jobs.”

  • Mar 7, 2018