Business Newsletter


Water main break cripples business at 12 Tideflats companies

Phone line’s proximity to water pipeline break complicates repair efforts

This photo taken Tuesday night, Oct. 21, 2014, and provided by the Tacoma Public Utilities, shows a large hole after a 16-inch water pipe broke in Tacoma, leaving the city’s biggest water customer, the RockTenn paper mill, out of service until it can be repaired. No residences are affected. Employees at about a dozen businesses in the area are advised to boil drinking water as precaution.

Boeing earnings, revenues soar in third quarter

Higher commercial aircraft deliveries Wednesday helped drive both Boeing revenues and earnings higher than Wall Street expectations for the third quarter.

Tacoma-based TrueBlue Inc. says third quarter revenues were up 40 percent

Temporary labor provider TrueBlue Inc. says earnings were 54 cents a share last quarter compared with 48 cents a share a year earlier

State rolls out new designs for Amtrak station

The Washington Department of Transportation unveiled semi-final designs for Tacoma’s new rail passenger station Tuesday.

Alan Hart, an architect with the firm VIA Architecture, describes aspects of the design of the Amtrak station planned for Freighthouse Square at the Tacoma Dome Transit Center in a design meeting held at the University of Washington, Tacoma on October 21, 2014.

Gas prices plunging in the South Sound

Gasoline prices are down 15 cents in a week, 44 cents a gallon, in the last month in the South Sound as supplies exceed demand.