Washington’s sales tax on candy, soda and bottled water goes away today. Some candy and chocolate stores are bracing for a surge in business from corporate gift purchases that have been delayed until now to avoid the tax.
How should we measure societal progress and success? What is the economy really for? Is the measure of Gross National Happiness, championed by the tiny south Asian nation of Bhutan, superior to our Gross Domestic Product? How has Seattle become one of the centers in the U. S. pursuing such alternative measures?
A big tobacco company is using images of Seattle to convince people to light up. It’s one of 10 cities featured in an ad campaign that follows the Camel cigarettes mascot to “hip” locations. This month, the company plans to start selling limited edition packs with Seattle icons on it.
Boeing's damaged Dreamliner No. 2 is back in the air – but not for test flights. It's not clear when the new jet's test flight program will resume or how long the latest 787 delay will end up being.
But Boeing says the Dreamliner that was badly damaged by an in-flight fire in Texas three weeks ago took off from Laredo at 12:06 p.m. Pacific Time and was expected to land at Boeing Field at 4:18 this afternoon.
NPR recently reported on how your company’s IT department can wipe out your smartphone if you use it to retrieve email from work. Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson says it’s a two-way street: employee phones can also breach corporate security.
You may be noticing more ads tempting investors to enter into limited partnerships. The scheme is looking pretty attractive in the down economy. But KPLU's Money Matters commentator Greg Heberlein says they come with risks.
Grocery workers and their employers have reached a tentative agreement after lengthy contract talks over the weekend. This means shoppers no longer have to worry about a pre-Thanksgiving strike at the four big chains: QFC, Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons.