The collapse of WaMu wasn't a sideshow to the financial panic of a decade ago. It contained almost all the elements that brought on the...
Jon Talton comments on economic news, issues and trends, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.
Not everyone was celebrating the philanthropy plunge of the world's richest man. Is it him or the times? Both.
Only four years after achieving statehood, Washington was caught up in one of the worst economic collapses in U.S. history.
The stock value is one thing. Seattle's largest employer will have to make many right moves to keep its special mojo going.
Enron's CEO spent years in prison for fraud. The financial crisis moguls got away with it.
Even with a strong economy, most American workers are struggling, writes economics columnist Jon Talton. Here are some modest proposals to address the headwinds.
The trade agreement needed a retooling, but the Trump administration's bullying is alienating allies. And a new NAFTA faces serious barriers, with big risks if...
The "war on coal" has already been lost. The president's policies are helping us lose the war to slow climate change.
Google executives seem ready to bow to China's censorship rules. Hundreds of employees are fighting it.
It's a heavy lift, but historic venues can be saved. And they improve the value of the properties around them.