Uninsured in the state jumps nearly 21 percent

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler revealed in a news conference this morning that last year’s 726,000 uninsured has spiked 21 percent to a record 876,000.“This year… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2009

Auburn company plugs into saving energy, costs for clients

More cost-conscious companies are coming to the conclusion that improving energy efficiency means saving money.Perhaps nowhere is this more important than in data centers, which… Continue reading

Pacific Ballroom Dance embraces new studio

Pacific Ballroom Dance recently celebrated the opening of its new studio, located in an Auburn business park near the SuperMall, at 1604 15th St. SW,… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2009

State job openings continue to decline

Job vacancies in Washington in April were 35 percent fewer than six months earlier, according to the latest job-vacancy report from the Employment Security Department.The… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2009

Business briefs | June 4

• Pawsitively Purrfect Pet Grooming – specializing in care for pets of all sizes and needs – is open at 4329 A St. SE, Suite… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2009

Court approves GM’s continue participation in BBB auto line program

The U.S. Court overseeing General Motor’s bankruptcy has approved GM’s request to continue honoring vehicle warranties, including GM’s participation in the BBB AUTO LINE program… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2009

Classic cars ready to return to Big Daddy’s

An Auburn tradition returns Friday when classic car owners converge at Big Daddy's Drive In.The long-established restaurant along Auburn Way South will hold the first… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2009

Marketers accused of using misleading ads to drive car sales

Attorney General Rob McKenna’s office is sounding the siren on marketing firms accused of using deceptive advertising and prize promotions to steer consumers to buy… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2009

Direct deposit for unemployment benefits: secure and convenient

Laid-off workers should consider having their unemployment benefits deposited directly into their bank accounts, say officials with the state’s Employment Security Department.Direct deposit is secure… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2009

Couple find adventure, good business through books

Robert Blevins was just a fifth-grader when he first got the notion to write.According to Blevins, 55, it was author Jules Verne who first put… Continue reading

SBA to offer floor plan financing to auto, RV, other dealerships

The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer government guaranteed loans to finance inventory for eligible auto, recreational vehicle, boat and other dealerships under a new… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009

BBB issues warning on charitable solicitations from police, firefighter, veterans’ organizations

The BBB Foundation applauds the announcement Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission and state government agencies over concerns about solicitations made by police, firefighter and… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2009

State’s unemployment rate stayed the same in April

Washington’s unemployment rate did not rise in April, the first time in more than a year that the rate did not increase from one month… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2009

Couple open a new diner at the Auburn Station

What originally was a quiet coffee shop has become a fully-involved restaurant for Cyndi and Bruce Fields.Now the Auburn couple couldn’t be more upbeat about… Continue reading

BBB offers travel advice for booking, canceling, protecting your money

Summer is the season for travel. Unfortunately, it is not all sunscreen and postcards; vacation scams cost consumers over $10 billion each year. Whether you’re… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2009

County extends home-building permits to aid struggling housing market

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday extended the life of permits for stalled home-building projects by two years, providing some economic stimulus and relief… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2009

Father, son try the market

When Dave Thomas first told his son, Danny Thomas, that he was coming out of semi-retirement to open The Auburn Produce Market, Danny’s first reaction… Continue reading

Liquor Control Board votes to increase markup on liquor

The Washington State Liquor Control Board on Wednesday voted to increase the markup on liquor to generate approximately $80 million in revenue during the next… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2009