Business Newsletter


Revenue swells at Amazon, but losses do too

Amazon is unable – or at least unwilling – to make a profit even as its business booms.

Tacoma’s TruBlue Inc. reports nearly 29 percent profit increase

Temporary staffing provider TruBlue Inc. says its revenues jumped seven percent in the second quarter.

In Kent, Amazon opens first of 15 ‘sortation’ centers

As Mike Roth steps into’s newest warehouse here, he spreads his arms wide and asks what is different about this facility from the...

Chelsea Pfeiffer scans items at Amazon's new sortation center in Kent. Tens of thousands of packages will go through the facility, an Amazon manager says.

Alaska Air Group announces record second quarter earnings

SeaTac’s Alaska Air Group announces record financial results Thursday; stock drops nearly 10 percent.

Columbia Bank enters Idaho market with acquisition of Intermountain Community Bancorp

Along with the announcement of a merger with an Idaho bank, Tacoma-based Columbia Bank reported a double-dividend and a quarterly profit on Thursday.