Friday, July 5, 2013


Daily Biz Briefs

Today’s Top Headlines:

195,000 new jobs in June, jobless % flat
Younger workers still looking for jobs
Columbia Banking System at 52-week high
New McDonald’s for west Olympia
Centralia College president honored

195,000 new jobs in June, jobless % flat

The national unemployment rate was unchanged last month at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, even as 195,000 more jobs were created. [Read more]

Younger workers are still looking for jobs

Join us August 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium“Young people are finding fewer opportunities and are being saddled with the costs of our country’s unsustainable deficits,” said Evan Feinberg, president of Generation Opportunity, in a statement issued following today’s jobs report release.  [Read more]

Columbia Banking System at 52-week high

Trading pushed the closing price of stock in Columbia Banking System Inc. up to a 52-week high, without any apparent triggering news.  [Read more]

New McDonald’s for west Olympia

City of Olympia has opened the land use planning and environmental review process for a proposed new McDonald’s restaurant adjacent to the Top Foods supermarket along Black Lake Boulevard at Highway 101 in west Olympia. [Read more]

Centralia College president honored

Jim Walton, Ph.D., the president of Centralia College since 2002, received the 2013 Award for Leadership from state Trustees Association of Community and Technical College. [Read more]

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