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Published February 24th, 2013 - 7:14AM
The most popular method of assessing the stock market’s performance, past and potential, is to look at data, and if that’s your approach, you’re in luck – only sports can rival stocks for generating towers of numbers to ponder.
Published February 17th, 2013 - 7:22AM
How can you know where you want to go if you don’t have some idea of what you’ll find when you get there?
Published February 10th, 2013 - 7:28AM
Every so often a remark made in passing jumps out from a news story to smack the reader, prompting a response of “that can’t really be so.”
Published February 3rd, 2013 - 7:19AM
Updated version of an old joke about another profession that has on occasion been held in disrepute:
Published January 27th, 2013 - 6:47AM
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – at least for politicians and those in the road-construction business – that festive season of handing out presents, paid for by voters and motorists, to various regions and corners of the state.
Published January 20th, 2013 - 7:08AM
This column is being written for publication on Jan. 20, which means that somewhere north of 90 percent of the New Year’s resolutions made by readers have by now been abandoned or forgotten.
Published January 13th, 2013 - 11:08AM
In the museum business, the word “industry” is usually coupled with the word “science,” not surprisingly because the former depends so much on the latter.
Published January 6th, 2013 - 6:38AM
The educationese buzzword of the moment is STEM, as in science, technology, engineering and math. So to get back to the business of learning in the new year, let’s exercise our STEM brain muscles by working on a simple calculation.
Published December 30th, 2012 - 6:32AM
Some News Tribune readers could be heard grousing about the $95,000 Tacoma city government shelled out to a consultant to tell it the blindingly obvious – trying to land an NBA or NHL franchise for the Tacoma Dome is, to put it politely, not realistic.
Published December 9th, 2012 - 7:10AM
The biggest and most reliable generators of business news around these parts used to be giants such as The Boeing Co. and Weyerhaeuser. Later, Microsoft elbowed its way onto the scene; add in other high-profile producers of news such as Starbucks and Costco, and there wasn’t a lot of oxygen left for other businesses, even those of some heft.
Published December 2nd, 2012 - 7:34AM
Sightings of gas prices in the Puget Sound region as low as $3.20 a gallon have some motorists giddy with anticipation of stations finding out if their electronic signboards can still display the numeral 2 to the left of the decimal point.
Published November 18th, 2012 - 7:06AM
The encroachment of Black Friday shopping into Turkey Thursday continues apace. Target will open its stores at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night. Sears and Walmart are going that one hour better, opening at 8 p.m. that day.
Published November 11th, 2012 - 6:55AM
If you want to be a nurse, an engineer or an aerospace machinist, there are programs all over the state, at two- and four-year institutions, to learn your trade.
Published November 4th, 2012 - 6:57AM
Amid all the uproar over DaVita’s plan to shift 350 workers from downtown Tacoma to Federal Way, it’s instructive to remember why we have downtowns full of office towers to be filled in the first place.
Published October 28th, 2012 - 6:56AM
Ever slide into the driver’s seat of an unfamiliar car, only to be swept by a bout of momentary paralysis as you try to figure out how to operate the contraption?
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