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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Topic: Friday polls

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February 13, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Vote: What is the Amazon boom cloaking?

As Warren Buffett famously said, “you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” I’ve been thinking about that lately as I watch workers furious move ahead on one of’s headquarters towers. The online retailer/technology giant is responsible for a huge amount of construction in central Seattle, not only for itself…


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January 9, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Vote: How can Congress help the economy

The Republicans that have commanding control of the new Congress hold strong views on the economy. Among them is a conviction that taxes always must be cut and pay for themselves. That regulations must be altered to favor business. That what they consider excesses infringing on “economic freedom” — from the New Deal, Great Society…


Comments | More in Politics and the economy | Topics: Friday polls, GOP Congress, Keystone XL

December 19, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Vote: Your job situation in Washington

Earlier this week, the state reported that November unemployment rose to 6.2 percent even though an average of 7,200 jobs have been created this year.  The reason given: More people are re-entering the improving labor market. There’s metro Seattle and there’s the rest of the state. Here a booming economy has driven unemployment down to…


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