The slow but steady economic recovery marks an important anniversary. But trade wars put its staying power in doubt.
Jon Talton comments on economic news, issues and trends, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.
Antitrust enforcement and tougher regulation are needed for many industries beyond the tech giants. Gigantism hurts competition and growth.
Washington's second-largest city suffers many of the challenges of mid-sized inland metros in America. It has ambitious aspirations. But that's not enough in today's stratified...
Amazon faces a difficult challenge in lowering its carbon footprint. That's because so much of its e-commerce is dependent on a dirty 10,000-mile supply chain.
Bigger isn't better for consumers or the economy. But the Justice Department's hesitation on wireless consolidation is probably temporary.
If President Donald Trump wants to change China's behavior, he's going about it the wrong way.
National exports are only slightly down compared with 2014, while Washington state's have fallen about 14 percent.
What's behind Seattle's remarkable success? An economy that punches well above its weight and took generations to build.
Universal systems enjoy much lower costs than is the case in today’s American system, and for U.S. businesses, single-payer would be a competitive advantage. Even...