Business Newsletter


Mayor, crowd gather for Tacoma’s first retail pot shop opening

Tacoma’s first retail marijuana shop opened Friday morning in Nalley Valley.


Weyerhaeuser beats profit estimate, but sales fall short

Excluding discontinued operations and special items, Weyerhaeuser earned $234 million, or 40 cents a share, in the second quarter, exceeding analyst predictions of 35 cents per share. This is up from $183 million, or 33 cents a share, in the same...

State Commerce Department announces new program to help small business borrowers with SBA loan collateral

The State Department of Commerce has a new program that would provide cash collateral to small-business borrowers.

So many waxings give Seattle a top rating among pampered cities

Groupon has developed a list of America’s most pampered cities. Seattle is on the list, while Green Bay took overall honors. Columbus, Georgia, is the place for enemas.

Tom Philpott: How ‘Choice Card’ and $15B will help vets get care

Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA health care providers to ensure more timely and convenient access to care.