Chinese President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan wave to the crowd as they arrive in the United States for a one-week visit.

President Xi Jinping talks business in Seattle

Sep 22, 2015
What do U.S. firms dreaming of expansion in China hope to get from the visit?
Posted In: China, China's Economy, Xi Jinping, Seattle

Restaurant raises prices and pay, and ends tipping

Apr 1, 2015
As Seattle's minimum wage starts a gradual rise, Ivar's takes a radical path.
Posted In: Seattle, minimum wage, McDonald's

Businesses in Seattle advocate for higher minimum wage

Jun 2, 2014
Seattle expected to approve $15 minimum wage, the highest for any large U.S. city
Posted In: minimum wage, Seattle

Meet Big Bertha, Seattle's ginormous tunnel boring machine

Jul 19, 2013
Big Bertha, named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes, will dig up to 100 feet a day and build a massive tunnel under the city for a new freeway.
Posted In: Seattle, infrastructure, construction

It's a seller's market

Mar 30, 2012
Home sales in popular neighborhoods are up sharply as the economy continues its slow-but-steady recovery.
Posted In: home sales, Seattle, home housing house prices

Shooting for the stars, learning to manage debt

Mar 21, 2012
A Seattle family learns the hard way how to manage its finances.
Posted In: Seattle, family budget, mortgage, financial crisis

If your community picked up your trash less often, would you create less trash?

Aug 11, 2010
Easy Answer: The city of Seattle might try to find out....
Posted In: collection, compost, recycle, recycling, Seattle, trash