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State job rate on the rise

The state's employment growth rate edged up to 1.7 percent during the fourth quarter of 2007, from 1.5 percent in the third quarter, according to the State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council's February forecast released today.

March 2008

New Intel chip targets mobile market

The tech world received news today that "Atom" will be the name for a new family of Intel low-power processors designed specifically for mobile Internet devices. The new Atom processors also will be used in a new class of Internet-centric computers scheduled for release later this year.

March 2008

Around the Sound

Today is the deadline to RSVP at the $20 rate for the Lakewood Chamber General Membership Luncheon, titled "Speed Selling." The luncheon will be held Thursday between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Great American Casino. Attendees who don't RSVP will be charged $30 at the door. To RSVP, call (253) 582-9400.

March 2008

Aerospace, trade with China lead state exports

Led by aerospace industry sales, state exports climbed to a record $66.26 billion last year, growing 25 percent during 2006 and nearly doubling in size during the past three years, according to trade statistics released by the state Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development.

February 2008

SBA's online tools usage tops 125,000

More than 125,000 entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding a business have used the U.S. Small Business Administration's new online assessment resources, the SBA announced today.

February 2008
Future of transportation requires plugging in

Future of transportation requires plugging in

Demand for oil is going up just as supply is tapering off. That means higher fuel prices will continue to go up if America continues to rely on fossil fuels. Oil products make up 97 percent of the nation's transportation fuels, after all.

February 2008
South Sound likely to fair well in 2008

South Sound likely to fair well in 2008

Self-described "self-taught" economist and publisher of the Marple's Pacific Northwest Letter Michael J. Parks summed up his views of the potential of an economic slow down dramatically affecting the South Sound simply.

February 2008
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