Herald Business Journal

Protect or develop? Amazon fires signal growing pressure

The Amazon is a buffer against climate change and also an engine for growth.

  • Sep 1, 2019

Threat of mass shootings give rise to AI-powered cameras

The technology is transforming surveillance cameras from passive sentries into active observers.

  • Sep 1, 2019

Time for a refresher course on restaurant bill etiquette

No, splitting a check is not being cheap. And yes, it’s wrong to shame someone for leaving a tiny tip.

OxyContin owners may retain the bulk of their billions

They could bankrupt their company, Purdue Pharma, then use it to combat the opioid epidemic.

  • Aug 31, 2019

‘They’re on,’ Trump says of tariffs set to kick in on Sunday

Retailers in a battle for survival with Amazon and other e-commerce rivals, braced for the worst.

  • Aug 31, 2019

County exec issues rare veto to limit rural business signs

Dave Somers’ veto overturned the County Council’s decision to ease sign restrictions in Clearview.

Builders are swapping cement for marijuana’s boring cousin

Hemp bricks are much easier on the environment than standard masonry blocks.

  • Aug 31, 2019

Starting Sunday, consumers will face pain of Trump trade war

Up to now, the administration had left most everyday items off the tariff list. That’s about to change.

  • Aug 31, 2019

Should we be alarmed about changing American values?

A recent survey paints a picture of America as a country undergoing significant and rapid change.

Researchers: Websites infected iPhones with spyware

Suspected nation-state hackers are the culprits in the worst security failure yet affecting the Apple devices.

  • Aug 30, 2019

United removes Boeing Max from schedule until mid-December

The plan reduces United’s risk of alienating customers by canceling flights close to departure.

More vaping illnesses reported, many involving marijuana

Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting.

  • Aug 30, 2019

To stay afloat, Darrington mill needs more public timber

But lots of state land is off limits as DNR works on a conservation plan for the marbled murrelet.

Anti-smoking advocates bemoan ‘faltering’ pace of FDA action

Efforts to bolster warnings and ban harmful ingredients have been stymied by tobacco companies.

  • Aug 29, 2019

EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks

Exxon Mobil and some other oil giants are wary of blowback from growing public concern over global warming.

  • Aug 29, 2019

Federal grand jury indicts Seattle woman in Capital One case

She’s also accused of targeting a state agency, a university and a telecommunications conglomerate.

  • Aug 29, 2019

Guests can file claims after Motel 6 gave their names to ICE

Immigration agents received info from several motels, including two in Everett, and targeted Latinos.

McDonald’s offering anti-harassment training to all US workers

Associated Press McDonald’s is introducing a new training program for its U.S. employees after dozens of workers complained of sexual harassment. The Chicago-based company says… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Facebook tightens political ad rules, but leaves loopholes

But it’s not clear if it will be enough to stop bad actors from abusing its system.

  • Aug 28, 2019

UK’s Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

He won Queen Elizabeth II’s approval to suspend Parliament. His critics were outraged.

  • Aug 28, 2019