Herald Business Journal

Kirkland firm moves closer to buying Frontier Communications

Regulators are expected to rule this spring on WaveDivision’s bid to buy Frontier Communications.

Snohomish roofing company facing $374,000 in safety fines

The company is subject to greater scrutiny from the state because of a history of violations.

American Airlines vows to share Boeing proceeds with workers

The airline estimated that the grounding of the Max 737 will cut its pretax income by $540 million.

As more women run for office, child care remains a hurdle

Only 6 states, including Washington, have laws allowing campaign money to be used for child care.

  • Jan 2, 2020

Constant change: Here’s what happened in business in 2019

The most important and popular business stories chronicled commerce in transition.

Marijuana dispensaries prepare for shortages in the new year

With less than 48 hours to go until marijuana shops open their doors to the public, operators are figuring out what to do… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2020

Starting today, you must be 21 to buy smokes or vape devices

At 18, teens can vote, get tattoos and go to war, but can no longer purchase those products.

Trump says he’ll sign first-step China trade deal on Jan. 15

The first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement will be inked at the White House in mid-January, President Donald Trump… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2020

They’re hiring: CEO of Workforce Snohomish County steps down

Erin Monroe has led the agency since 2014. She plans to embark on the “next chapter” of her life.

What we learned from 2019’s worst PR disasters

No. 1: Dennis Muilenburg’s week of silence after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in March.

  • Dec 30, 2019

737 crisis leaves Boeing badly behind in race with Airbus

With loss of a previous strategic advantage, this disastrous year will be followed by a precarious 2020.

Washington workers can soon access paid family leave benefit

Eligible workers get 12 weeks paid time off for birth or adoption or for a serious medical condition.

  • Dec 30, 2019

Lime scooters are gone for the winter in Everett

The popular rentable electric scooters were removed from the city last week and will return in spring.

Another executive departs as Boeing tries to correct course

Mike Luttig was Boeing’s general counsel from 2006 until this spring.

Everett might allow three more cannabis stores

The City Council will decide, possibly in January, whether to raise the limit to eight.

Bad weather takes its toll on potato harvest

Production did drop significantly this year, but experts don’t expect there to be a potato shortage.

  • Dec 25, 2019

Boeing documents sent to Congress called ‘very disturbing’

The records appear to show efforts to ensure production plans “were not diverted by regulators.”

Bankruptcy judge thrust into spotlight in Purdue Pharma case

It will be up to him to decide whether to approve a potentially $12 billion plan by Purdue Pharma.

  • Dec 25, 2019

For Boeing’s new CEO, saving the Max is only the first hurdle

David Calhoun is taking over during one of the bleakest chapters in Boeing’s 103-year history.

Boeing discloses new set of 737 Max messages to regulators

The Federal Aviation Administration has not commented on the content of newly revealed emails.