Business Newsletter


Employer-shaped medical system leads to better health, happier patients

Forty miles north of Seattle, in the largest building in the world, Boeing assembles its biggest commercial airliners.

Haggen grocery chain expanding; buying 146 Safeway and Albertsons outlets

Haggen is adding nearly 150 stores to its inventory.

Sky-high price has VA rationing new Hepatitis C drug

If VA had an unlimited drug budget, said Dr. David Ross, director of HIV, hepatitis C and public health pathogens programs for VA, it would provide Sovaldi at least to half and perhaps two-thirds of the 174,000 vets infected with the virus.

Simpson selling sawmills to Canadian forest products company

Four Simpson Lumber Co. sawmills including mills in Tacoma and Longview are being sold to Vancouver, B.C.’s Interfor Corporation

Productivity decline cuts container numbers at ports

West Coast ports’ November cargo statistics reflect slowdown effects

Cargo containers stacked up in September near East Alexander Avenue at the Port of Tacoma. Container volumes declined in November, the first time in nine months.