If a downturn comes, the Seattle area benefits from a diverse economy. But it still has a few weak spots that would ripple out.
Jon Talton comments on economic news, issues and trends, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.
Immigration is good for the economy — that's the big picture. It doesn't mean some Americans aren't hurt in their paychecks and opportunities.
The rich are employing more people to cater to their desires. But that's only part of a tidal wave of change coming to the workforce.
The trade war with China is a self-inflicted blow. Only a strong economy is cushioning us against bigger pain — so far.
Will private equity boost the Northwest's most important shipbuilder or look for a fast buck? Behind the question is the long and dangerous decline of...
At Big Blue, America’s first black software engineer blazed a trail but paid a heavy price | Jon Talton
Bellingham author Clyde Ford examine's his father's journey in a new book, with big implications for our tech-centric lives today.
VC activity continues to be strong despite an aging expansion.
For 40 years, executive pay has been on a tear, pulling far away from the wages of average workers. But correcting this problem would be...
Seattle ranks high in sustainability among American metros in a new UN report card. But most U.S. cities are much lower and Americans are divided...
The Texas tycoon pioneered the idea of an outsider who was successful in business would make a great president.