Business

Governor’s aerospace adviser leaving for private sector

John Thornquist plans to take a job with Cascade Business Group, a Bellevue consulting firm.

 

Industry panel weighs rolling back aviation safety rules

Airlines have been fighting the rule requiring pilots to have more hours of flying experience.

 

10-word answers (or less) to your life insurance questions

If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. Here are fast answers to common life insurance questions. Q: What is… Continue reading

4 simple ways baby boomers can catch up on retirement savings

Listen up, baby boomers. More than half of adults 55 and older have less than $50,000 in retirement savings, and about one-third haven’t even started… Continue reading

7 steps to effectively navigate the homebuying process

Buying a home is an exciting process but it also can be a confusing and overwhelming one. Follow these steps to stay organized and make… Continue reading

Reigniting Starbucks’ sales first order of business for new CEO

By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg Starbucks’s new chief, who took the job this month, isn’t getting much of a honeymoon. The shares declined as much as… Continue reading

Trump to begin reversing Obama-era cutbacks in carbon dioxide

ATTN: National editors By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg The Trump administration will issue an executive order Tuesday that begins dismantling a rule under former President… Continue reading

Trying to claim deceitful deductions could get you put in the doghouse

Given how much we spend on our family dog Simba, he’s like a dependent. Thank goodness he doesn’t have to go to college, although we… Continue reading

Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the… Continue reading

Craigslist founder donates $500K to curb Wikipedia bullies

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating $500,000 to help curb harassment on Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation announced Thursday that money… Continue reading

Boeing workers in S.C. to vote on union representation

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today will file a petition with the National Labor Relations… Continue reading

Wal-Mart kicking off Cyber Monday on Friday

Cyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it’s kicking off its… Continue reading

T-Mobile fined $48M over slowing ‘unlimited’ data plans

T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how… Continue reading

Amid pricing controversy, drugmakers launch ad campaign

By Caroline Chen Bloomberg News A top pharmaceutical group is launching an ad campaign to defend drugmakers that have been under fire for their pricing… Continue reading

Critics say proposals may curb access to credit. Let’s hope so.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has detractors. The Republican Party platform calls the CFPB a “rogue agency” with a “one-size-fits-all approach” that “threatens the diversity… Continue reading

Application fees create steady revenue stream for colleges

August officially kicks off college application season. Rising high school seniors will begin inking their essays and submitting… Continue reading

Companies need boomers to share knowledge before they retire

By Rex Huppke Chicago Tribune As members of the baby-boom generation selfishly retire, waltzing off to engage in ridiculous activities like “enjoying life” and “relaxing,”… Continue reading

Continued low prices discourage cotton production in China

By Marvin G. Perez Bloomberg China’s wall of cotton is coming down. Once the world’s biggest grower of cotton, it lost the crown to India… Continue reading

Market for garlic is as hot as some of the spicy varieties

Fred Thaxton rarely ate garlic growing up. Then he married a woman of Italian ancestry, “and my wife’s putting garlic on the… Continue reading