Business

Focus is on private donors as need grows | Don Brunell

With all the class warfare these days, "rich" has become a four-letter word. To hear some tell it, high-income earners are greedy misers who don't pay their "fair share."

U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Labor Department announce new website

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor today jointly announced a new website to support state workforce and unemployment agencies in implementing or enhancing Self-Employment Assistance programs.

Redefining the Bush tax cuts | Don Brunell

Everyone is talking about the “fiscal cliff” deadline looming on Dec. 31, when automatic tax increases and spending cuts take effect unless Congress reaches a compromise. Both political camps are in full campaign mode, blaming the other for the lack of progress.

Redefining the Bush tax cuts | Don Brunell

Everyone is talking about the “fiscal cliff” deadline looming on Dec. 31, when automatic tax increases and spending cuts take effect unless Congress reaches a compromise. Both political camps are in full campaign mode, blaming the other for the lack of progress.

Jeremy McPherson will be able to return to school with the wages he earned this holiday season.

Seasonal employment saves a Bonney Lake man’s education

National retailers hire tens of thousands of temporary workers after Halloween to keep up with increased demand leading into the holiday shopping season. More than 500,000 people nationwide were hired to winter seasonal jobs in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Jeremy McPherson will be able to return to school with the wages he earned this holiday season.

IRS offers tax tips for “The Season of Giving”

December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year.

Small change will cost billions | Don Brunell

We’re seeing a lot of news stories these days about the projected costs of the new federal health care law known as Obamacare. Employers of all sizes, from small companies to warehouse stores and restaurant chains, are warning that compliance costs will force layoffs and price hikes.

Small change will cost billions | Don Brunell’s Business View

We’re seeing a lot of news stories these days about the projected costs of the new federal health care law known as Obamacare. Employers of all sizes, from small companies to warehouse stores and restaurant chains, are warning that compliance costs will force layoffs and price hikes.

Boeing had a great year | Don Brunell

Every year about this time, we compare the commercial airplane sales of Boeing and its European arch rival, Airbus.

Small Business Association introduces online portal

A new online portal has been launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration to accept nominations for its 2013 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

  • Nov 23, 2012

Think small this small business Saturday

Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, is Nov. 24, 2012.

  • Nov 23, 2012

Twinkies and the new reality | Don Brunell

The end of Hostess Brands Inc. is a lesson for us all.

Prices up 2.3 percent over the past 12 months | Consumer Price Index

The latest Consumer Price Index news release for the greater Seattle area is now available from BLS.

  • Nov 19, 2012

Association of Washington Business signs fiscal cliff letter to Congress, President Obama

With just 46 days remaining in the 2012 calendar year, Congress must act soon to avoid a fiscal disaster with the approaching fiscal cliff.

All students need solid grounding in math, science | Don Brunell

In “the good old days,” schools emphasized “reading, writing and arithmetic” taught to the tune of the hickory stick.

Don’t discount the value of a trade education | Don Brunell

In “the good old days,” schools emphasized “reading, writing and arithmetic” taught to the tune of the hickory stick.

Buckley Relay For Life kickoff tonight at Finn Hall

The session includes an open house from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at Finn Hall, 10411 234th Ave. E.

Bonney Lake Chamber celebrates 30 years

The Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce hits its 30th anniversary this winter, and will celebrate with an invitation-only cocktail party at Kelley Farm Dec. 6.

Group Health and Mount Rainier Coffee to host Chamber luncheon

Group Health and Mount Rainier Coffee Company will be hosting November’s Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Hampton Inn & Suites of Puyallup.

Creekside puts emphasis on ‘resort retail’

Looking around the expansive space she has turned into Creekside of Enumclaw, owner Penny Larsen says she was attempting to create “a real resort-y, Aspen kind of feel.”