Archive of: Thurston County

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COFFEE BREAK: Needs of the many versus wants of the few

In Wednesday's BE Daily, we asked readers their thoughts on the rise of trade-related industries in the South Sound and how the good of the region might mean bad news for a few neighboring the site. Below is one of the responses we received.

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

People on the Move

Submit items for People on the Move -- including promotions, recognitions and new hires -- to news@businessexaminer.com.

February 2008

Retailers cheer signing of economic stimulus bill

National Retail Federation welcomed today's signing of economic stimulus legislation by President George Bush, and the group praised Congress and the administration for moving quickly on the issue.

February 2008

BLOG WATCH: The mystery of math

Gov. Chris Gregoire has backed away from her previous pledge to keep more than $1 billion in the state's coffers, saying that a potential economic slowdown could require dipping into the reserve to save key programs.

February 2008

ACORN, Countrywide partner

Washington members of the ACORN Housing Corp. announced an agreement with Countrywide Financial Corp. this afternoon that increases homeowner protections for subprime borrowers who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments.

February 2008

SBA sends valentine to small businesses

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration felt it proper to give Washington's small business community a Valentine's Day of sorts by pointing out the top 10 reasons to appreciate entrepreneurs in the state:

February 2008

Tax collections weakened in January

Tax payments made to the state were considerably weaker last month, according to a Revenue Collection Report released this week by the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. Collections between Jan. 11 and Feb. 10 were $1.25 billion, or 2.8 percent less than expected.

February 2008

Home prices edge up in Puget Sound

Prices for homes that sold last month in Western Washington edged up slightly from a year ago, according to new figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. In its recap of January activity, the MLS reported inventory, while still plentiful, reached its lowest level since April 2007.

February 2008
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