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U.S. trade balance improved in April

Fewer American consumers bought cell phones and textile goods in April, while customers in other countries continued to receive new airliners and other manufactured goods. The result was a drop in the International Trade Deficit over March.

June 2015

New president/COO hired at TrueBlue

TrueBlue, a nationwide staffing provider headquartered in Tacoma, named Patrick Beharelle to be president and COO today.

May 2015

Small biz optimism slides

Modest decline in optimism among small business owners is the summary of the latest Gallup survey for Wells Fargo. A slight decline in revenues matched up with slightly tougher standards for credit applications.

May 2015

Construction down, but don’t despair

Although construction data shows a third consecutive month of decline in March 2015, an industry economist remains optimistic that the whole year numbers for the American economy will improve.

May 2015

Bright future for new college grads

College graduates this spring will be facing the best entry-level job market since the Great Recession began as employers in traditional sectors seek to build employee ranks, in part to be ready when more Baby Boomers submit their retirement requests.

April 2015

Mount Rainier Park needs $300M catch-up

National Park Service's budget request to Congress includes $298.3 million to catch up on deferred maintenance items at Mount Rainier National Park. This would be in addition to the normal operating budget.

March 2015

New trade data released by feds

New research data on the wholesale trade sector is now available from U.S. Census Bureau, and it shows a 20% growth over five years to 2012, even as the number of participants in wholesaling fell.

March 2015

U.S. wholesale sales fell 3.1% in January

Wholesale merchants saw a dip in the economic recovery last month, as their sales fell 3.1 percent from December to end down 1 percent below the level of January 2014.

March 2015

A certifiable ‘ethical’ big bank

U.S. Bank now carries a designation as one of "2015 World's Most Ethical Companies," granted by the Ethisphere Institute.

March 2015

Another strong Friday jobs report

Nearly 300,000 new jobs across the nation in February dropped the U.S. unemployment rate to 5.5 percent, the government reported this morning. Average hourly earnings rose by 3 cents to $24.78 per hour.

March 2015
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