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Nat’l economy continues to improve

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.0 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter of 2014 after decreasing 2.1 percent (revised) in the first quarter.

August 2014

53,000 aerospace workers in So. Carolina

The on-going story of Boeing employment growth in South Carolina is being noticed in that state, with Charleston becoming an alternative manufacturing hub for 787 Dreamliner models.

August 2014

Survey of Hispanics: financial lessons needed

Almost half of Hispanics (45%) surveyed on behalf of Wells Fargo say that no one ever taught them about saving and investing, versus 31 percent of U.S. investors overall.

August 2014

‘Pump & Dump’ charges in Tacoma court

Three men who allegedly manipulated penny stocks, and then laundered the proceeds by purchasing precious metals, were charged today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

August 2014

More jobs, but fewer to the young

Total U.S. nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in June, with gains occurring most in professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade and construction.

August 2014

Feds meet small biz target, SBA says

The federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years, awarding 23.39 percent of work to small businesses totaling $83.1 billion of eligible contracting dollars.

August 2014

Nonresidential building jumps 5.5% in Q2

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4 percent during the second quarter of 2014 following a 2.1 percent decrease in the first quarter. The gain was primarily due to higher consumer and business spending.

July 2014

Tech sector jobs volatile

Even before Microsoft announced plans to reduce its workforce by 18,000, a new report shows that job cuts in the technology sector were well ahead of last year’s pace.

July 2014

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
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