Herald Business Journal

Robot ready to slap out burgers, compete with cooks

When it gets up to speed, the machine is expected to produce 400 per hour.

  • Jun 21, 2018


High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Three large retailers were not collecting sales tax in South Dakota, which sued them.

  • Jun 21, 2018


Nigerian man sentenced to 15 years for IRS tax-return scheme

He was linked to more than 10,000 fraudulent federal tax returns.

  • Jun 21, 2018


Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products.

Parent of Coastal Community Bank plans public stock offering

The Everett-based financial institution hopes to raise $30 million.

Trudeau: Canada will legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

He said provincial and territorial governments need the time to prepare for retail sales.

  • Jun 21, 2018

Boeing’s tardy $44.3 billion tanker nears milestone after spat

The timing indicates Boeing and the Air Force are narrowing differences over fixing aircraft flaws.

  • Jun 21, 2018

Are sugar worries weighing on Frappuccino sales?

After years of growth, Starbucks is struggling to boost overall sales.

  • Jun 20, 2018

Jet engine explosion triggered chaotic 2015 Las Vegas fire

The left power plant on a Boeing 777-200ER broke apart as the plane was accelerating for takeoff.

  • Jun 20, 2018

2 airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

The CEOs of American Airlines and United Airlines do not want to profit from separating families.

  • Jun 20, 2018

Seattle’s ban on plastic straws, utensils begins in July

Businesses that fail to comply with the ordinance could face $250 fines.

  • Jun 20, 2018

EU to tax Harleys, peanut butter and more starting Friday

Trump said the measures are to protect national security, but the Europeans say they aren’t dangerous.

  • Jun 20, 2018

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Wilbur Ross shorted stock in Navigator Holdings shortly after a reporter asked him about Navigator.

  • Jun 20, 2018

CEOs call the breakup of families at the border ‘inhumane’

Business contracts with ICE have complicated the matter for some U.S. corporations.

  • Jun 20, 2018

Boeing wins big 777 and 767 freighter order from FedEx

The combined 767 and 777 order for 24 widebody aircraft is worth $6.6 billion at list prices.

Republican plan would slash Medicare, Social Security

The budget proposes to squeeze$537 billion out of Medicare over the next decade.

  • Jun 19, 2018

Starbucks plans to close about 150 US stores

But the company will open a new store every 15 hours through 2022 in China.

  • Jun 19, 2018

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Analysts say a trade fight would undermine economies in both countries and likely slow global growth.

  • Jun 19, 2018

From grapes to apples: Winery expands with Whidbey’s 1st cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider in Langley is tapping into Washington’s growing hard cider market.

Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

The data has allowed outsiders to track wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent.

  • Jun 19, 2018