Herald Business Journal

Trump offers US aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

He said he would help ZTE Corp. get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at stake.

  • May 14, 2018
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Club president Zach Nelson explains to a pair of students how the currency works while handing out free cryptocurrency at the University of Washington Bothell on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cryptocurrency interest grows with UW Bothell student club

They recently handed out free “wallets” of the Dogecoin currency, and 88 new members signed up.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Club president Zach Nelson explains to a pair of students how the currency works while handing out free cryptocurrency at the University of Washington Bothell on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

Adding the panels would boost construction costs by $9,500 for a single-family home.

  • May 13, 2018
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York on Thursday. (Nasdaq)
                                Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York in November. (Nasdaq)

Funko reports $2.2 million net income in first quarter of 2018

Sales increased 39 percent at the Everett-based pop culture company.

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York on Thursday. (Nasdaq)
                                Funko CEO Brian Mariotti prepares to ring the Nasdaq opening bell in celebration of the company’s initial public offering of stock in New York in November. (Nasdaq)

Millions at stake in Tulalip lawsuit over sales tax revenue

The state is concerned over the implications the case has on lands held by other tribes in Washington.

Washington faces legal battle over coal-export terminal

Interior states don’t like the barriers erected “by the policy whims” of states that control ports.

  • May 12, 2018

Qatar Airways CEO takes delivery of a 737 at Paine Field

The Renton-built 737 Max 8 is the first of 20 for rebranded Air Italy, now a Qatar Airways holding.

Tech company’s jogging humanoid robot scares the internet

For some, the headless robot is an apocalyptic sign that humanity is hastening its own demise.

  • May 11, 2018

How healthy was your grocery run? There’s an app for that

It also shows you whether there are healthier options available to the products you bought.

  • May 11, 2018

Trump brags that he’s a billionaire, but doesn’t act like one

The Stormy Daniels saga shows the president doing things that super-rich people never do.

Washington headhunter by day, then firewood hauler by night.

The scrappy University of Richmond graduate earns more than $350,000 from his various endeavors.

  • May 11, 2018

Occam’s Razor may apply to employment-inflation puzzle

The question at hand: why haven’t wages gone up as the job market tightened?

Starbucks changes bathroom policy following racial firestorm

Purchases will no longer be necessary as a prerequisite to using the facilities.

  • May 11, 2018

Appeals court reinstates challenge to Seattle rideshare law

The 2015 measure requires companies to bargain with drivers if a majority want to be represented.

  • May 11, 2018
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                                Workers work in a greenhouse growing cannabis plants at Glass House Farms in Carpinteria, California, on April 12.

What’s that smell? Flower town’s shift to pot creates a stink

Residents say a thick, skunk-like odor from the marijuana plants settles over the valley.

  • May 10, 2018
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                                Workers work in a greenhouse growing cannabis plants at Glass House Farms in Carpinteria, California, on April 12.

New SpaceX rocket tweaked for use over and over again

Falcon 9 rockets are redesigned to allow for many uses and quicker turnarounds.

Court: Piece-rate pickers must be paid for ‘down time’

The ruling stems from a 2016 suit by agricultural workers against the Dovex Fruit Co. of Wenatchee.

  • May 10, 2018

King Co. sues oil companies for downplaying global warming

The lawsuit seeks compensation for costs of sea-level management and other effects of climate change.

  • May 10, 2018

Sanctions on Iran could cost US, European companies billions

The leaders of Britain, France and Germany tried but failed to persuade Trump to stick with the deal.

With summer coming, gallon of gas rises 14 cents in a month

It usually gets more expensive in summer, but prices are higher now than in previous years.