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11/26/14

Daily Biz Briefs will return on Friday

In recognition of tomorrow’s national holiday, you will not receive a Daily Biz Briefs message tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving, and we’ll be back on Black Friday.

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11/26/14

Unlicensed moving firms tagged

A list of 10 unlicensed residential moving companies includes two operating in Tacoma. Each was fined $5,000, with $4,500 suspended for two years, pending compliance with a WUTC order to secure...

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11/26/14

New website for small business owners

Washington's Small Business Development Centers turned on a new website today providing information on how to start, and how to grow a small business.

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11/26/14

National Park reopens from flood closure

Road crews have completed emergency work clearing log and debris jams in rivers that caused the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park to be closed yesterday.

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11/26/14

Ice Chips moving to Olympia

Yelm start-up small business Ice Chips will be moving to much larger production quarters early in the new year. With orders backing up, the company needs to increase its volume, possible in a...

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11/25/14

Small Business Saturday coming up fast

Affluent shoppers more apt to be out on Small Business Saturday, study of 2013 event found. It's coming up again in four days.

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11/25/14

Park closure dims Turkey Day for nearby biz

Today's closure of Mount Rainier National Park due to flooding potential means it will be tougher for visitor services companies surrounding the park to have a prosperous holiday weekend.

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11/25/14

Unemployment sneaks up in October

Shifts in jobs as the summer tourist season ended and back-to-school hirings took effect brought a jump in the statewide and regional unemployment rates for October.

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11/25/14

Lower Workers’ Comp rate hike for 2015

Premium increases for state mandated Workers' Compensation coverage will be less than half what was first announced just two months ago. It works out to about an additional half-cent per hour...

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11/25/14

Tacoma port doing well, until slow-down

Up until the three-week-old terminal slow-down, Port of Tacoma activity for 2014 was up 17.5 percent from one year ago. Counting container TEUs, imports are 15% higher with exports up 8% over the...

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