The conventional wisdom sees decent growth this year. But several black swans are gathering that might trip up the optimists.
Jon Talton comments on economic news, issues and trends, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.
The iconic company's record value on Wall Street isn't synonymous with the corporate values Americans once took for granted.
Has the nation hit a milestone, where homeownership is no longer part of "the American dream"? We've been in a similar situation before.
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase sees a strong economy ahead, a safer banking system, but also some causes for concern, writes economics columnist Jon Talton.
Jon Talton: Don't underestimate the appeal of "America First," but the risks are big for a region dependent on international commerce and a welcoming spirit.
Jon Talton: The state of play doesn't seem to change when it comes to executive comp. But the rich getting richer is part of a...
The final link of the downtown streetcar already has huge demand. Killing it would be a devastating mistake.
Behind most of the world's problems, you'll find a planet that's close to population overshoot.