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Economy
9:54 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Paper Mill Reopening On Wash. Coast Is Cause For Celebration

Ron Grant is back on the job at the recently reopened paper mill in Grays Harbor County. Photo by Austin Jenkins

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 6:03 pm

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Nearly 300,000 people in Washington are still unemployed and looking for work. But there was reason to celebrate Monday in coastal Grays Harbor County – where the unemployment rate is tied for the highest in the state. A shuttered paper mill there recently roared back to life. With it came 175 jobs.

It was a party atmosphere inside the long, narrow shipping warehouse at Harbor Paper. Several hundred people milled about as dignitaries, including Governor Chris Gregoire, mounted a makeshift stage.

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Economy
9:47 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Halloween Spending Up Across Nation

Twenty-four-year-old Brian Williams and 22-year-old Jennifer Reed of Kennewick say they spent about $200 this year on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy. Photo by Anna King

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 4:10 pm

KENNEWICK, Wash. – If Halloween spending is an indicator of the economy, Americans are appear to be feeling better than this time last year -- or at least more ghoulish.

A new survey commissioned by the National Retail Federation found that seven of 10 Americans will celebrate Halloween this year. And they’re spending more says spokeswoman Kathy Grannis.

“The average person is expected to spend about $79 on Halloween decorations, costumes and candy.”

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Politics
10:00 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Border Patrol Shooting And 'Detropia'

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer.
KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the news from Canada, we look at what’s happening at the movies with film critic Robert Horton, and The Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton reviews the latest economic news.

Economics
12:57 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman

Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.
Center for American Progress

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman explains why he believes we are in a depression and how a massive government investment could get us out of it. Ross Reynolds interviewed Paul Krugman in front of a live studio audience, May 24, 2012. 

Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and he writes The Conscience of a Liberal blog for the New York Times. 

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