Business

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

Marijuana store in rural Elma hopes to showcase retail experience

Cutie Judy’s Cannabis Company opened Sept. 12

  • Oct 4th, 2016

Furniture World adds second location in Aberdeen

New ‘World’ across the street is spread out among four roomy floors

Studies: Employer costs slow as consumers use less care, deductibles soar

More than half the workers in plans covering a single person face a deductible of at least $1,000. Deductibles for family plans are typically even higher.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

Delta outage price tag: $100 million

Delta offered $200 travel vouchers to passengers whose flights were canceled or delayed for more than three hours during the outage,but it hasn’t said how many have sought the vouchers.

  • Sep 6th, 2016