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Producer Prices up, Construction costs flat

Building projects enjoyed at least a one-month reprieve in pricing pressures last month, even as the nation overall saw an increase of almost one-half percent in October.

November 2017

Revenues, earnings down at TrueBlue

Business is tough on staffing firms, when so much of the available workforce already has a job. South Sound-based TrueBlue is reporting a drop in sales and earnings for third quarter.

October 2017

Nonresidential building stabilizes

Even beyond the red-hot Pacific Northwest, non-residential building continued to firm up in August, according to analysis of government data.

October 2017

Back-to-school spending

Did you spend your fair share in back-to-school shopping? Nationally, it's been estimated the spending totaled $8.5 billion.

September 2017

Local inflation twice U.S. average

America's strongest metropolitan marketplaces are seeing more inflation for consumer prices than the rest of the country. That is why South Sound shoppers are seeing twice the national average in annual price increases through June.

August 2017

Construction costs stable, inflation low

Low inflation is driving America's robust economic growth this year, according to this building industry economist.

August 2017

Many more pilots needed

Annual forecast from Boeing shows even more pilots will be needed in the next 20 years.

July 2017

Senate gridlock dims small biz spirits

Small employers discouraged by lack of progress in Congress on revisions to Obamacare and tax laws, updated index shows.

July 2017

Non-residential building stagnant in U.S.

Government projects appear to be expanding, while private sector nonresidential construction is pretty much stalled, according to a new Census Bureau report with industry analysis.

July 2017

Boeing soars at Paris show

Western Washington's aerospace industry collected the most orders at this week's Pair Air Show, with Boeing counting 571 jetliners sold. Many of those will have South Sound components.

June 2017
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