Business & Economy
Business & Economy
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative published a list of Chinese goods that would be hit with new duties, from artists’ brushes to watches. Continue Reading U.S. Prepares Tariffs On Additional $300B Of Imported Chinese Goods
If the Trump administration follows through with its plan to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports at midnight Friday, it would likely hurt not only China’s economy but American consumers and businesses, too. Continue Reading Who Would Pay For President Trump’s New Tariff Hike?
The Department of Education is expanding a fix to its troubled TEACH Grant program, giving millions of dollars of grant money back to public school teachers working in the country’s neediest schools. Continue Reading Teachers Begin To See Unfair Student Loans Disappear
In their last minute dash to adjournment Sunday, Washington state legislators revived a lapsed sales tax break for buyers of electric cars. The resurrected incentive will be similar in value to a publicly-funded rebate for battery-powered cars that Oregon now offers.
A valuable tax break for buyers of fully-electric and plug-in hybrid cars in Washington expired last May. Continue Reading Washington Lawmakers Revive Tax Break For Electric Vehicle Buyers
Wing’s drones are made to deliver a wide range of items — including coffee, chocolate and burritos — from local merchants to their customers. Continue Reading FAA Certifies Google’s Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline
The Democrat announced his decision on ABC’s The View, saying he is running to be a champion for manufacturing in a country that has been fractured by trade and outsourcing. Continue Reading Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan Joins 2020 Race With A Populist Pitch To Blue-Collar Voters
President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, released on Monday, calls for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding, along with increased military spending and deep cuts to domestic programs. Continue Reading President Trump Seeks More Border Wall Funding In 2020 Budget Proposal
Democrats in the Washington Legislature want to revive a tax break for buyers of electric cars, which critics view as wasteful and unnecessary. Meanwhile, a publicly-financed rebate for battery-powered cars in Oregon is finding thousands of takers. Continue Reading Incentives For Electric Car Buyers? Yes In Oregon, Maybe In Washington
After Buzzfeed, Gannett and Verizon’s media group announced job losses this week, journalists across the country banded together to offer support. Continue Reading Journalists Raise Money, Post Jobs And Buy Beers For Peers After A Week Of Layoffs
A new bill in the state legislature would ease the tax burden on working families by giving a chunk of sales tax money back to them. Continue Reading If This Bill Passes, Low-Income Washington Families Could Get A Sales Tax Refund
Gasoline prices have been dropping steadily for months; they’re averaging right around $2.25 per gallon nationally. Enjoy, but don’t get used to them, analysts say. Continue Reading Like Those (Relatively) Low Gas Prices? Thank The Global Oil Glut
The economy added 312,000 jobs in December — topping analysts’ expectations of 180,000 jobs added. Unemployment climbed as more people felt confident enough to quit their jobs and look for new ones. Continue Reading U.S. Adds Stronger-Than-Expected 312,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rises Slightly To 3.9 Percent