Herald Business Journal

New tax form is indeed smaller, but filing is no simpler

The postcard-sized form was a big selling point during promotion of the new tax law.

  • Jun 27, 2018

Trump tax cuts carry a big price tag, Budget Office says

The nonpartisan congressional service projects soaring deficits and risk of financial crisis.

  • Jun 27, 2018

Everett lobbies the Navy to base an aircraft carrier here

The USS Nimitz in Bremerton was supposed to return after maintenance, but it’s been 3½ years.

Should a needy adult child get more in the parents’ will?

It’s the parents’ money, and whatever they decide to do with it is fair.

Little-known Vietnamese airline buying $5.6B in Boeing planes

The choice to buy 787 Dreamliners — built for long-haul flights — hints at broad ambitions.

  • Jun 26, 2018

Bothell chamber of commerce changes name to include Kenmore

More than 350 businesses are represented by the chamber with members from 17 cities.

Orlando police quit using Amazon’s facial recognition tech

Civil rights groups say the tool will disproportionately target vulnerable minority communities.

  • Jun 26, 2018

Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with ‘taxes like never before’

The company had said Monday it will shift some motorcycle production overseas due to EU tariffs.

  • Jun 26, 2018

Justices won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

Washington state courts were ordered to take a new look at the case of the Richland florist.

  • Jun 25, 2018

Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2018

CitySurf pop-up pool could open this summer on Eastside

A Sammamish couple hopes to break ground on a permanent indoor surf facility later this year.

Sharon Sappington was recently named director of the Island County Economic Development Council. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Island County EDC head stays ‘positive’

Promoting economic development in Island County comes with its own unique set of challenges, but Sharon Sappington said she plans to face each one with… Continue reading

Sharon Sappington was recently named director of the Island County Economic Development Council. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Harley, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas

The maker of the iconic American motorcycle said that EU tariffs jumped by up to 31 percent.

  • Jun 25, 2018

Boeing robot submarine is back, roaming the California coast

Echo Voyager can reach a maximum depth of 11,000 feet, with a top speed of about 9 mph.

Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Brexit supporters, meanwhile, warned the government not to delay the divorce from the 28-nation bloc.

  • Jun 23, 2018

Property values continue skyward in Snohomish County

Home values climbed an average 12.2 percent since a year ago, the assessor says.

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

Car companies see opportunity in this country of 20 million people, half of them female.

  • Jun 22, 2018

Airbus threatens to leave Britain over Brexit process

Airbus, like many companies, is vulnerable to Brexit because of its international supply chain.

First order of business for education: improve K-12 system

“Promise programs” for community college are a good step, but there are more urgent needs.

Don’t let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

“A good rule of thumb is the bigger the dog, the bigger the budget.”

  • Jun 22, 2018