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Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life

NEW YORK (AP) — Are we there yet? It's another weak quarter on Wall Street, but there are some signs corporate America will come out of its recent funk. 9:16 a.m.


Big apartment complexes are selling in Kitsap

Kitsap’s rental housing market is hot and investors have taken notice. Yesterday 7:55 a.m.


Kitsap Great Give shooting for $1.5 million

The online giving event, benefiting 254 nonprofits, runs all day Tuesday. May 02, 2016(1)


Two pot stores approved for same Port Orchard shopping center

Soon shoppers will be able to look out the window of one Port Orchard marijuana store and see another marijuana store across the parking lot. Yesterday 7:57 a.m.


Assessed values push rents higher in Bremerton

The average assessed value of apartments in the Bremerton area increased by more than 20 percent for 2016, leading landlords to push up rents. April 30, 2016(1)


Business spotlight

Butcher and baker join forces at Port Gamble restaurant

Butcher & Baker Provisions is part market, part café. May 01, 2016


Port Orchard welcomes back Safeway

A line of eager customers stood at the doors Wednesday as the store reopened after a year of corporate transitions. April 28, 2016


Shipyard innovation cuts costs, keeps workers safer

They're cutting steel without sparks, fumes flying. April 28, 2016(4)


Print Editions

KPBJ April 2016 Edition

Two builders who have a reputation for making affordable homes, housing developments that are keeping construction crews busy, and a former Starbucks executive launches a new business venture at Olympic Towne Center in Gig Harbor. This and more in the April 2016 edition of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal. April 07, 2016


Spotlight

Minding Your Business

Technology

Move over drones, driverless cars — unmanned ship up next

The Pentagon on Monday showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt for stealthy submarines and underwater mines. | Updated: Yesterday 6:07 a.m.


National Business

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News

Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life

NEW YORK (AP) — Are we there yet? It's another weak quarter on Wall Street, but there are some signs corporate America will come out of its recent funk. 9:16 a.m.


Healthcare

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression. April 28, 2016


Columnists

Don Brunell | It’s time to recognize farmers’ contributions to Washington

The Washington Policy Center (WPC) recently published a report detailing agriculture’s value to our economy. It is a joint effort with the Washington Farm Bureau to bolster support for farmers, ranchers and food processors.  May 02, 2016


Banking and Finance

Fed will likely keep rates unchanged in face of global slump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it seems in no mood to resume raising interest rates from ultra-lows. April 26, 2016


More Top Stories

Nintendo plans sale of Mariners' majority stake

SEATTLE (AP) — Nintendo of America plans to sell its controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners to a group of minority owners led by John Stanton, who would become the team's chairman and chief executive officer. April 28, 2016


Business Briefs

Taxable retail sales increase in 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state revenue officials say taxable retail sales in 2015 topped $135 billion. That was an 8.4 percent increase over 2014.

The retail trade sector helped drive the increase. Those sales jumping 5.9 percent to nearly $60 billion. The construction sector also rose significantly in 2015, with $24.5 billion in taxable sales.

Sales of vehicles and parts hit $14.9 billion last year, which was a 10.7 percent increase. New building construction drove $13.8 billion of the overall $24.5 billion in taxable sales tallied by the construction sector. Accommodations and food services went up 9.1 percent to $15.7 billion.

Taxable retail sales figures are just one indicator of economic health in Washington state.

 9:13 a.m.


Real Estate

Nonprofit

Kitsap Great Give shooting for $1.5 million

The online giving event, benefiting 254 nonprofits, runs all day Tuesday. May 02, 2016(1)