Archive of: National/World

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Jobs count steady, except in construction

Nationally, nonfarm employment grew by a seasonally adjusted 217,000 last month, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 6.3 percent. However, only 6,000 of those were in construction jobs.

June 2014

WTC Tacoma plays matchmaker

About 100 local and foreign investors and area businesses and organizations are completing the second day of World Trade Center Tacoma’s Pacific Northwest-China Trade and Investment Summit.

June 2014

Nonresidential construction spending up

The U.S. Census Bureau released a report today that shows nonresidential construction continuing to improve for the second consecutive month. It has risen to $570.6 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis.

June 2014

TrueBlue makes $310M purchase

Tacoma-based TrueBlue Inc. announced today that it has agreed to purchase privately held SeatonCorp for approximately $310 million in cash. The acquisition will make TrueBlue the largest industrial staffing firm in the U.S.

June 2014

Nat’l report: Residential sales up in April

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 6.4 percent above the revised March rate of 407,000.

May 2014

SBA proposes larger ‘small’ businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration has proposed increasing small business size standards affecting businesses in 46 industries in Wholesale Trade and in one industry in Retail Trade.

May 2014

Optimism among entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are optimistic about their business' chance for success this year, said a study released today. Accordingly, up to 2/3 of them are planning a summer vacation already.

May 2014

‘Put a bag out’ for your letter carrier

America’s 210,000 letter carriers will collect food donations tomorrow, items left at the mailboxes of generous Americans, and deliver them to food banks.

May 2014

Wondering about your tax refund?

The IRS says it is prepared to give you up-to-the-minute status reports on the processing of your income tax return, in case you're awaiting a refund.

April 2014

TrueBlue again named to ‘Trustworthy’ list

For the third time, TrueBlue Inc. of Tacoma, a leading supplier of blue-collar temporary labor nationwide, has been named to the Forbes magazine 2014 list of 100 “Most Trustworthy Companies.”

April 2014
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