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Ecology touts state as nat’l model

A movement begun in 2010 by the Washington legislature has grown through California and now, into a national model for reducing the amount of copper and other toxic substances in vehicle brake pads.

January 2015

New residential construction up

New housing starts nationwide in 2014 were 15.5 percent above the number recorded through the year earlier, according to a report issued today in the nation's capital.

January 2015

Nat’l outlook for construction is bright

Though construction spending for nonresidential projects in November was off one percent, it remains four percent above the same month in 2013, prompting optimism from an industry economist.

January 2015

Home sales slipped in November, prices firm

A very tight supply of homes for sale caused November sales to fall nationwide. New listings fell 27.7 percent from October, making for the first year-over-year drop in inventory this entire year.

December 2014

Investor outlook for 2015 and beyond

Russell Investments is telling its clients and the public to expect continued single-digit profits growth, further gradual declines in unemployment and a gradual tightening of interest rates in the coming year.

December 2014

Before ports slow-down, trade had grown

America's balance of trade inches slightly more negative in October, according to a report out today U.S. Department of Commerce. The next report, however, will likely show impacts of the West Coast maritime slow-down now dragging toward its sixth week.

December 2014

New jobs up 321k in November

Widespread hiring in business and professional services, retail, health care and manufacturing drove American payrolls up by 321,000 in November, one of the largest one-month gains in months.

December 2014

Report shows rising non-residential construction

Builders in the non-residential sector got busier in October, according to data released by the Census Bureau today, and an industry economist says the outlook for 2015 remains upbeat.

December 2014

CPI up 0.3% in Oct., +2.1% for year

The Consumer Price Index for western Washington was up 0.3 percent in October, while the national CPI rate was unchanged. For the 12-month period, prices are up 2.1 percent regionally.

November 2014

Services sector grew more in 2013

Federal government statistics continue to show that Americans are becoming Services-Producers, rather than Goods-Producers. And some sectors grew more than others in the 2013 data.

November 2014
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