Herald Business Journal

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids

Messenger Kids “is a result of seeing what kids like,” which is images, emoji and the like.

Trump’s NAFTA threat makes him Grinch to Oregon tree growers

One in six of the state’s Christmas trees are now trucked south of the border.

  • Dec 4, 2017

Tribal request for Dakota Access spill response plan granted

The tribes draw drinking water from the lake and also consider it sacred.

  • Dec 4, 2017

Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Office parties sober up

Employers are making sure their year-end staff merrymaking doesn’t generate inappropriate conduct.

  • Dec 4, 2017

The biggest sticking points between House, Senate tax bills

The House cut in the corporate rate would take effect in 2018; the Senate bill delays it until 2019.

  • Dec 4, 2017

Secretive aerospace firm to test rocket engines in Bremerton

The site has control rooms, a generator and a concrete pad with protective blast walls.

Cashing in on your slice of heaven with Hipcamp website

Snohomish County property owners lease their land to campers through Airbnb type of website.

Canada’s Trudeau in China on visit focused on trade

Trudeau is due to hold talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.

  • Dec 3, 2017

CVS expands into insurance with $69 billion Aetna bid

The mammoth acquisition pairs a company that runs drugstores and clinics with an insurer.

  • Dec 3, 2017

Amazon drone would dismantle itself in sky, rain down parts

The drone’s systems would allow it to control where the parts fall.

Failing to address harassment allegations can cost employers

“You don’t have to fire people necessarily, but doing nothing is usually not helpful.”

  • Dec 1, 2017

US construction spending up a strong 1.4 percent in October

The strength was evident in all major sectors of construction.

  • Dec 1, 2017

Black Friday deals boost US auto sales in November

Sales were buoyed by strong U.S. consumer confidence, which was at its highest level since 2000.

  • Dec 1, 2017

Defense secretary says he won’t accept flawed Boeing tankers

The most serious of recent flaws is multiple instances of the retractable boom scraping aircraft.

Monroe’s Canyon Creek, retirement community craft toys for charity

Emerald Heights Retirement Community, Monroe Correctional Complex build hundreds of wooden toys.

Facebook to pause ad exclusion based on race and ethnicity

The firm defends “multicultural marketing” as a “common practice in the ad industry.”

  • Nov 30, 2017

Highest valuations since 1900 mean pain ahead, Goldman warns

“The average valuation percentile across equity, bonds and credit in the U.S. is 90 percent.”

  • Nov 30, 2017

Dow smashes through 24,000 as markets touch new highs

Boeing, United Technologies and Goldman Sachs were among the Dow’s leaders Thursday.

  • Nov 30, 2017

Declining trust in institutions may have economic impact

America has moved from a nation where a person’s word was important to a “get it in writing” world.

We must all fight to defend a key watchdog for financial fairness

The agency designed to protect consumers — yes, sometimes even from themselves — is a hot mess.