Business

AG Ferguson warns of scams related to COVID-19

Washingtonians should be skeptical of claims about virus

  • Mar 20, 2020

Customers buying high volume of products at cannabis shops

Retail establishments get the green light to remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)

Companywide, Boeing reports 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Boeing will equip more employees to work remotely, but for now factory workers will stay on the line.

A Boeing 777X during a taxi test. (Boeing Co.)
A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re just kind of in limbo’: Eastside businesses feeling significant economic effects amid coronavirus pandemic

Eastside chamber representatives discuss the states of their business communities.

A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Real estate: coronavirus, mortgage rates and inventory

As the virus has spread across the world the Federal Reserve has issued a surprise interest rate cut.

  • Mar 12, 2020
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                                From left, Emily Parkhurst, Amy Carlson, Robert Pantley, Jerry Weber and Chris Mefford answer questions during their panel discussion at OneRedmond’s Eastside Economic Outlook Summit on Feb. 26 in Redmond.

OneRedmond hosts Eastside economic outlook summit

A presentation and panel discussion about the future of Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland anchored the summit.

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                                From left, Emily Parkhurst, Amy Carlson, Robert Pantley, Jerry Weber and Chris Mefford answer questions during their panel discussion at OneRedmond’s Eastside Economic Outlook Summit on Feb. 26 in Redmond.
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

Bellevue skyline. File photo
From left, Joe Hong, Marcus Chhong and Sally Hong pose outside of Redmond Work and Western Wear in Redmond. on March 4. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo

Redmond Work and Western Wear closing after four-plus decades

The shop has been one of the few western shops near the Puget Sound in the last decade.

From left, Joe Hong, Marcus Chhong and Sally Hong pose outside of Redmond Work and Western Wear in Redmond. on March 4. Mitchell Atencio/staff photo
A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle, airlines respond to COVID-19 with new health measures

Changes at Sea-Tac Airport include more hand sanitizer, training for biohazard cleaning.

A flight takes off at SeaTac International Airport. Photo courtesy Port of Seattle
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)

Senate Dems: $5 million to help businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Overseas port closures hurt WA companies that depend on international shipping.

  • Feb 27, 2020
With Mount Baker and Jetty Island in the distance, a container ship approaches the Port of Everett. (Port of Everett photo)
The signage outside of Microsoft’s Redwest Campus in Redmond, WA, on Feb. 19, 2020. Mitchell Atencio / Staff Photo

Who were Redmond’s top 20 employers in 2019?

Many companies reported fewer full-time equivalent positions in 2019 than the previous year.

The signage outside of Microsoft’s Redwest Campus in Redmond, WA, on Feb. 19, 2020. Mitchell Atencio / Staff Photo

Become an expert to recession proof your career

If you’ve lived in the Puget Sound area long enough you probably know that in a “down” economy, not all sectors are down at the… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2020

Redmond housing market shows early signs of spring

A snapshot of the local real estate market.

  • Feb 21, 2020

Microsoft’s net zero plan to be carbon negative

The company pledges to be carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050.

  • Jan 24, 2020

Networking to recession proof your career

Make a networking plan for yourself. You don’t have do it all in one day.

  • Jan 15, 2020

A new decade begins with low inventory in housing market

While inventory is tighter than usual, there are still good homes on the market.

  • Jan 10, 2020

Redmond Town Center sells for $192 million

Major additions will happen over time but in the immediate timeline, $12 million has been earmarked for cosmetic purposes.

Adding cultural competency skills can recession proof your career

Cultural competency is the ability to acknowledge, respect and understand individuals and groups from different cultures and with different perspectives.

  • Dec 20, 2019

Decreased inventory for buyers in local real estate market

During the season, many sellers don’t want to get their holidays interrupted by the selling process.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January