Archive of: South King County

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Consumer prices steady, earnings flat

Moderating price increases matched fairly flat gains in real personal earnings over the past two months, according to data reported today for the metro-Puget Sound consumer marketplace.

September 2017

LCD refunds coming next week

Businesses and consumers in Washington that purchased items containing an LCD screen and later filed a claim with the state will start receiving refund checks next week, according to the state Attorney General.

September 2017

More job seekers drive rate up a tick

More available workers in the labor pool are responsible for the one-tenth percent nudge upward in Washington state's unemployment rate for August.

September 2017

Exports down, car sales up, per tax report

The monthly report of Washington state tax collections includes a snapshot of the overall economic activity. Most signs remain positive in the most recent release this week.

September 2017

Residential market slower, still strong

Residential real estate sales in August slowed a bit, which brokers attribute to seasonality, rather than market forces. Overall, most analysts foresee a rebound in September and October, before the normal autumn slump arrives.

September 2017

Taking a ferry? Plan to wait

On the eve of summer's final long holiday weekend, state transportation planners are warning of huge volumes and long delays.

August 2017

More commuter trains coming

With more commuter trains to Seattle from the South Sound running standing-room only, the transit system is adding more trips, starting later in September.

August 2017

Orion still soars with Boeing, others

Beyond its well-established quality service provider to Boeing for precision wiring and other component parts, Orion Industries in Auburn is now gathering nationwide clients for its call center and help desk lines of business.

August 2017

Link, Sounder boardings up over 2016

More South Sound residents are regularly riding Sounder rail trips heading north, and there is an increased traffic on downtown's Tacoma Link, too. Most of the light rail gain is attributed to concert traffic to and from Tacoma Dome.

August 2017

Deadline approaches for state honor

Only one week remains to suggest a business or organization in Washington to be recognized for its contributions to the community. The statewide program comes from the Secretary of State office.

August 2017
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