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Japan honors Thurston state senator

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Karen Fraser, state senator representing the 22nd district of greater Olympia, will receive the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2014.

July 2014

TrueBlue quarterly income gains 29%

Second quarter revenue for Tacoma’s TrueBlue Inc. increased by seven percent to $453 million compared to revenue of $422 million for the same quarter in 2013.

July 2014

Housing could improve in 2nd half

Nationwide real estate brokerage Redfin has issued a forecast for the remainder of 2014, suggesting there might be considerable improvement in housing sales, despite a lackluster first half of the year.

July 2014

New Russell outlook: ‘hang on’

In their mid-year update, strategists at Russell Investments warn that U.S. equities “markets are especially vulnerable to shocks” because there hasn’t been a broad adjustment for so long.

July 2014

Jobless execs, managers still cautious

With the economy improving, fewer unemployed managers and executives are willing to give self-employment a try. They seem willing to wait for a new job opportunity working for someone else.

July 2014

Jobless rate falls, updated state forecast

Strong new job creations in June drive stock market records. State forecasts continue firm, but not spectacular, thanks to weaker first-quarter hirings.

July 2014

TrueBlue is largest industrial staffer in U.S.

Tacoma-headquartered TrueBlue Inc. announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seaton Corp.

June 2014

National GDP estimate lowered today

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 1.0 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2014, according to estimates of national income and product accounts released today in the nation’s capital.

June 2014

Millennials’ lesson from recession: Save!

Eighty percent of young Americans ages 22 to 33 say they learned from the Great Recession the need to save now to survive future economic problems. Fewer of them are actually saving because they have no cash left after living expenses and debt payments.

June 2014

Teenagers finding summer jobs

May saw the largest number of new jobs filled by teenagers in eight years, according to an analysis by a global personnel consultancy.

June 2014
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