Herald Business Journal

Starbucks doubles down on China growth as global sales stall

The company is opening its biggest cafe in the world in Shanghai.

  • Dec 5, 2017

Massage Envy ‘shaken’ by allegations

BuzzFeed reports more than 180 people across the United States have filed sexual assault lawsuits.

  • Dec 5, 2017

Supersonic travel creeps ahead as Japan Air backs US startup

Boom is planning to build a 45-to-55 seat aircraft that cruises at Mach 2.2.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company’s new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Funko starts to bounce back after disappointing stock debut

The Everett toys-and-collectibles maker also announced the acquisition of an animation studio.

Funko mascots Freddy Funko roll past on a conveyor belt in the Pop! Factory of the company’s new flagship store on Aug. 18, 2017. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Financial vulnerability keeps many women quiet

My paycheck helped take care of a disabled brother. It paid for things my grandmother needed.

Trump Deutsche Bank records said to be subpoenaed by Mueller

The investigation appears to be entering a new phase.

  • Dec 5, 2017

‘The President Stole Your Land’: Patagonia, REI blast Trump

The outdoor recreation industry is allied with Indian tribes and conservationists.

  • Dec 5, 2017

Now hiring: Younger factory workers, at Boeing and elsewhere

The company and its training partners are fighting perceptions of a dying manufacturing industry.

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