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Unemployment still 5.8%, but more jobs added

Employers in Washington created more than 10,000 new jobs between January and February of this year, with the strongest gains in construction.

March 2016

Expanding into the O.C.

From its Puget Sound roots, Kidder Mathews continues an expansion throughout southern California, announcing a new office today in Irvine.

March 2016

For Rent: 1-bedroom apartment $3,800

Apartment rentals continue to be more expensive than a year ago, especially within the high-demand, high-growth markets like Seattle.

November 2015

Weyerhaeuser earnings growing

The Northwest wood industry leader, Weyerhaeuser, reported improved earnings today for its third quarter, despite only matching Q2's gross sales numbers.

October 2015

Construction stronger in Q2, sort of

Commercial and industrial construction rebounded in second quarter 2015 from a slow-down linked to the West Coast dock stoppage. While leading the nation in quarterly improvement, construction backlog in the West is well below its year-ago total.

September 2015

Haggen files bankruptcy to reorganize

Amid compative lawsuits with Albertson's, from which it bought dozens of supermarket locations last December, Haggen Food and Pharmacy of Bellingham has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

September 2015

Labor Day — past and present

Organizations representing America's workers will be celebrating the federal holiday, Labor Day, on Monday, the annual observance recognizing contributions from working men and women.

September 2015

Most summer ferry riders in 12 years

Warm summer weather has been good for passenger loads on Washington State Ferries

September 2015

Ecology monitoring Puget Sound

Unseasonably warm temperatures and our continuing lack of rainfall are causing negative impacts on marine life and natural water flushing effects in Puget Sound. Scientists from the state Ecology department are monitoring.

July 2015

Some local banks ranked high

Columbia Banking System earned a high placement on a national ranking of financial institutions published today. Heritage Financial Corp. also made the list. The score factors profitability, capitalization and asset quality.

July 2015
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