Herald Business Journal

Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

The plan would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Aug 20, 2018


Fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

The gadgets appeal to tech-savvy dog owners — or at least those with $400 to burn.


PepsiCo to buy at-home-soda-maker SodaStream

The beverage giant hopes the move will help it adjust as consumers drink less traditional soda.

  • Aug 20, 2018


Bull market about to become longest in history

It began in March 2009, after a 50 percent plunge during the financial crisis.

Funko’s 1-year anniversary party had things poppin’ in Everett

Funatics filled the streets, snaked around the block and filled their shopping baskets in the store.

Future of Airbus megaplane is shaky despite Emirates orders

Two challenges shared by the Boeing 747: Hub airports are less important — and it has four engines.

Trump plan could release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2

The proposal motivates companies to keep coal plants instead of moving to cleaner energy projects.

  • Aug 18, 2018

Another interest rate hike by the Fed seems likely

Is it the right move to cool inflation? The economy will tell us.

New president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Alaska, Washington named

Melissa Arias currently works at the University of Washington Bothell.

Turkish lira resumes fall after Trump sanctions threat

Turkey’s trade minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, said her government would respond to any new trade duties.

  • Aug 17, 2018

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

The Miss America Organization said it would reach out to her directly to address her concerns.

  • Aug 17, 2018

Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 order

The Electronic Privacy Information Center lobbied the FTC to take action on Google nearly a decade ago.

  • Aug 17, 2018
In this 2013 photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. (Jack Plunkett / AP file)

Elon Musk says he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job

In a Thursday interview, he acknowledged working up to 120 hours a week and taking Ambien to sleep.

  • Aug 17, 2018
In this 2013 photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. (Jack Plunkett / AP file)

Trump asks SEC to consider ending required quarterly reports

The idea was urged on him by the CEO of PepsiCo.

  • Aug 17, 2018

Addiction care provider clashes with Everett over downtown ban

“We know that need exists specifically in the area where the moratorium is,” one doctor said.

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

Shoppers will be able to order delivery online or on a mobile app for a flat rate of about $6.

  • Aug 16, 2018

Google clarifies its location-tracking policy

Its help page now states: “This setting does not affect other location services on your device.”

  • Aug 16, 2018

White House touts a boom; most economists see a blip

Analysts: Benefits from tax cuts, growth in government spending may slow along with economic growth.

  • Aug 16, 2018

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

Meeting would be the first between senior officials since June 3 talks ended with no settlement.

  • Aug 16, 2018

July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

Still, housing starts have risen 6.2 percent year-to-date.

  • Aug 16, 2018