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04/23/14

Four named ‘Women of Distinction’

Girl Scouts of Western Washington today celebrated four South Sound Women of Distinction at a Tacoma luncheon today. All were members as youngsters and remembered fondly the lessons they learned in...

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04/23/14

SEIU pickets at St. Joseph Hospital

Continuing a month-long pattern of punctuating labor negotiations with sidewalk demonstrations, members of Service Employees International Union Local 1199NW formed a parade outside Tacoma’s St....

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04/23/14

Commencement Bank posts Q1 profit

Tacoma’s Commencement Bank has reported an income of $192,000 for the first quarter of 2014, continuing a trend of profitability since the beginning of 2011.

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04/23/14

Boeing revenues, earnings up

First quarter 2014 sales reported by The Boeing Company increased 8 percent to $20.5 billion, reflecting a faster pace of delivery by the firm’s commercial airplanes group.

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04/23/14

Two women named to Public Works Board

Two western Washington women were named today to represent the general public on the state Public Works Board.

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04/23/14

Columbia slates dividends, shares drop

Columbia Banking System Inc. (NASDAQ: COLB) today announced two quarterly cash dividends of 12 cents each per common share and equivalent for holders of preferred stock.

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04/22/14

Dozens turn out for ChallengeHER

Dozens of Puget Sound-area women business leaders — and a few men, too — turned out for a free ChallengeHER event Tuesday morning at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

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04/22/14

TrueBlue reports robust first quarter

Tacoma staffing company TrueBlue, Inc., today reported revenue for the first quarter of 2014 of $396 million — an increase of 14 percent compared to $346 million in the first quarter of 2013.

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04/22/14

Jobs report continues improvement

Preliminary data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released today shows 6,700 more jobs in Washington state in March than in February, with a statewide unemployment rate staying steady at...

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04/22/14

Earth Day plan to fund small biz

Kitsap Bank, in celebration of Earth Day today and its corporate sustainability initiatives, has announced an innovative way for small businesses to gain visibility, while competing for a...

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