Business

Airlines expect small increase in Thanksgiving travel

The most hectic day is expected to be Nov. 27.

  • Nov 7th, 2016

Pizza chain Papa Murphy’s pins sales slump on election-season ad costs

The publicly traded company’s shares were pounded Thursday.

  • Nov 7th, 2016

Quarterly profit at Timberland Bank down slightly from year-ago period

For its fiscal fourth quarter, Hoquiam-based Timberland Bancorp earned net income of $2.7 million.

  • Nov 7th, 2016

Sky-high rates on store-brand credit cards make them a poor choice for revolvers

Interest rates on cards issued by the nation’s largest retailers are averaging 23.24 percent

  • Nov 7th, 2016

South Sound real estate sales are booming amid tight inventory

In Thurston County, pending residential sales were up 10.55 percent from October 2015.

  • Nov 7th, 2016

Consumer spending up in September; income up slightly

The 0.5 percent increase could push the Federal Reserve closer to another small interest-rate increase.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

New FTC rules help collectors find the real silver coins and real ‘I like Ike’ buttons

The Federal Trade Commission earlier this month issued final rules regarding coins and political items — rules intended to protect consumers who buy copies of valuable collectors items.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Cascade Natural Gas prices to increase slightly

However, the increase will take back only a portion of a rate decrease that took effect Sept. 1.

  • Oct 30th, 2016

Election-time ad rates prompt cancellation of Seattle ski show

The Ski Dazzle Seattle Ski and Snowboard Show, planned for Nov. 5-6, was canceled because promoters can’t afford television, newspaper and radio advertising at higher election time rates.

  • Oct 25th, 2016

Grays Harbor Community Hospital receives award for patient safety

Receives the 2016 Achieving Best Care Award

  • Oct 24th, 2016

Grays Harbor County accepting applications for tourism-related grants

Tourism brings in more than $260 million each year

Eclectic Treasures moves uptown to much larger building

Eight times the space means eight times the goods

Leaders Banquet honors Hargrove, Seabrook

D4 Sports, Extreme Fun Center, YMCA also earn awards.

Washington users pay highest cellphone taxes in the nation

To add insult to injury, neighboring states of Idaho and Oregon are Nos. 48 and 50, respectively, on the list.

  • Oct 17th, 2016

L&I proposes small increase in workers’ comp rates for 2017

The proposed 2017 increase would cost employers an average of about $10 more a year per employee.

  • Oct 10th, 2016

New innkeepers at Ocean Avenue Inn in uptown Westport

Easy walking distance to lighthouse, the beach and amenities

State restaurant and lodging associations merge to become Washington Hospitality Association

The decision to ultimately merge began as a conversation about how the two associations could work together

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Don’t panic about Cabela’s, Lacey finance director tells council

The future of the 185,000-square-foot store is clearly on the minds of city officials.

  • Oct 8th, 2016

Business Briefs: D.A. Davidson adds financial adviser to Aberdeen office

Hunter Larson joined D.A. Davidson in 2015.

  • Oct 4th, 2016