Herald Business Journal

Boeing buying 80% stake in Embraer for $4.2 billion

Boeing will have operational and management control. Embraer keeps consent rights for some decisions.


Community Foundation chooses one of its own to be chief exec

A vice president, Karri Matau, will succeed CEO Maddy Metzger-Utt early next year.


Matt Nichols, president of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, stands above the National Geographic Venture docked at the company’s private outfitting pier in Langley. The 240-foot cruise ship is the newest custom vessel built at the main Freeland shipyard. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This small-town shipyard can build and float your big boat

Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island can turn a “pile of steel” into a tug, a ferry or a cruise ship.


The meaning of money depends on who has it

By James McCusker Herald columnist Decade after decade, a movie made in 1941, “Citizen Kane,” is consistently voted the best film ever. The reason, we… Continue reading

Port hopes to close deal for Kimberly-Clark site, has plans

Generations worked at the Everett mill until its closure in 2012, which left behind empty, polluted land.

Spending and power udergo a generational shift

Gen Y lifestyles and values are beginning to redefine a world long-dojminated by baby boomers.

  • Dec 15, 2018

Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

December is typically the best month of the year for stocks.

  • Dec 14, 2018

Trump may be losing $5 million a year from Fed rate hikes

The president has repeatedly attacked the Federal Reserve Chairman’s interest-rate increases.

  • Dec 14, 2018

New bug: Facebook users’ private, unposted photos at risk

A software flaw left nearly 7 million user photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.

  • Dec 14, 2018

Conservative magazine The Weekly Standard shutters

The publisher, Clarity Media Group, is citing fewer subscribers as the reason.

  • Dec 14, 2018

Boeing to open its first 737 plant in China

The ribbon-cutting risks being overshadowed by trade tensions.

Mexican Boeing 737 jet damaged in possible drone hit

Images on local media showed considerable damage to the nose of the passenger plane.

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

China confirmed Thursday that it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

The rocket ship hit an altitude of 51 miles before beginning its gliding descent.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Starbucks to expand delivery in US, China

Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2018

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

The farm bill approved by Congress removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances.

Broker allegedly lied to just about everybody to get a loan

This much, at least, is true: He borrowed $1.5 million to buy an Everett property and open a marijuana shop.

A small crop and big tariffs slash Washington apple exports

They’re down 28 percent. Mexico, the state’s biggest export market, imposed a 20 percent tariff.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Apple’s big US expansion includes campus for 1,000 in Seattle

The company will add 5,000 workers in Austin, Texas, and open offices in six other places.

  • Dec 13, 2018

Arlington in top 10 for small business revolution TV show

“The Small Business Revolution – Main Street” with home improvement guru Ty Pennington is on Hulu.