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Tacoma lending ‘predator’ gets 5 years

Former South Sound money lender got 5 years in prison, plus 3 years probation and order to make $831,607 in restitution at sentencing today in Tacoma.

October 2014

CPI bump impacts ‘real earnings’

Average hourly earnings down slightly, but working longer hours brings small bump in average weekly earnings.

October 2014

Rising food costs trump gasoline savings

Yes, gasoline is cheaper now than it was, but most food items cost more. As a result, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent in September.

October 2014

Washington is #8 energy-efficient state

Washington ranks #8 on the list of most energy efficient states, according to an industry scorecard released today.

October 2014

New CEO at Tacoma biotech firm

New President for Revalesio brings 30 years of Eli Lilly experience to Tacoma biomedical research company.

October 2014

Tacoma pension advisor expands

Panagiotu Pension Advisors has acquired Tern Pension Services Inc., both of Tacoma. The combination will serve retirement plan clients from Idaho, Montana and the whole state of Washington.

October 2014

Study: 6-to-1 return on transpo investment

$7 billion investment in Washington roads and bridges is needed, according to a consultant's report. And it would bring $42 billion in economic benefits to the state.

October 2014

Homebuilders’ confidence sagging a bit

New single-family builder confidence in the housing market dropped five points nationally in October, but confidence is still good. Local builders echo the trend, but worry about affordability.

October 2014

Record quarter for Olympia bank

Sale of a bank-owned property and recovery on a non-performing loan combined to boost third quarter earnings at Washington Business Bank into record territory.

October 2014

New financing for state office buildings

Vine Street Group has refinanced its Town Center East III office project in Tumwater. The facility houses the state Department of Labor & Industries and Department of Health.

October 2014
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