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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

Commercial construction backlog growing

No slow-down yet in a booming construction industry, according to first quarter reports from a national builders group.

June 2017

Ex-Congressman worries about future

Long-time South Sound U.S. Representative Norm Dicks is dismayed over what's happening today in the nation's capital, he tells local community leaders.

June 2017
U.S. new residential sales fell in April

U.S. new residential sales fell in April

Sales of new single-family residences nationally dropped off in April, compared to March 2017, but remained slightly ahead of the same month last year.

May 2017

Commercial building a bright spot

Construction remains one of the stronger industry sectors, according to the monthly national employment report that was issued this morning.

April 2017
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