economy

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Study Finds WSU Has $3.4B Economic Impact In State

A new study says Washington State University generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact within the state last year.

CBS Seattle–03/26/2015

The Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Wyden: NSA Tech Spying Hurts Economy

The Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance.

10/08/2014

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Washington Unemployment Rate 5.6 Percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent last month

CBS Seattle–09/17/2014

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Study: Slowed State Tax Growth Aids The Wealth Gap

The study by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s shows a significant decline in annual average state tax growth among the 10 most sales tax-dependent states, which includes Washington.

CBS Seattle–09/15/2014

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Report: Small Uptick In Revenues For Washington

Officials say a trend of slow economic growth is expected to continue in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–06/17/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

The 777X will be built in the Puget Sound area by Boeing employees represented by the Machinists union. (Getty Images)

Boeing Machinists OK Contract Tied To 777X

After much soul searching by union members, the 8-year contract extension passed with just 51 percent voting yes.

01/04/2014

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Campaign Seeks To Push Seattle Minimum Wage To $15

Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

08/19/2013

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Washington, Oregon Unemployment Rates Nearing Pre-Recession Numbers

Washington’s unemployment rate has fallen below the 7 percent mark for the first time since November of 2008. Oregon’s unemployment rate is close to matching the U.S. rate of 7.6 percent — Oregon hasn’t been on par with the national rate since March of 2007.

06/19/2013

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Google’s Stock Price Breaks $800 For 1st Time

Google’s stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company’s ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.

02/19/2013

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