Herald Business Journal

Why 7-Eleven, inventor of the Slurpee, is going organic

As sales of gas, cigarettes and soda plummet, stores to offer “better-for-you” products.

  • Jan 16, 2018

Make sure you don’t miss the memo for financial freedom

Economic empowerment for low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

Does a hypersonic US reconnaissance plane already exist?

A Skunk Works executive speaks of the top secret aircraft as if it is already in operation.

Trump’s company fights efforts to shed the president’s name

“Our homes are worth more without the Trump name.”

  • Jan 16, 2018

Airbus floats shutdown of A380 superjumbo

The aircraft is so big that some airports had to expand runways to accommodate the 550-seat plane.

Western group asks Congress for pot biz protection

The group represents Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana and Arizona.

  • Jan 16, 2018

Alaska Airlines to announce Paine Field destinations Tuesday

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

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.

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)

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

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.