More Carrying On In Sight

Posted by Steve Leader on July 10, 2014

Photo courtesy: Boeing

Next time you’re on a plane, pay attention to the look of frustration on the faces of passengers as they jam their stuff into overhead storage bins.  There may be more smiles late next year, when Alaska Airlines becomes the first to offer bins that are bigger, by almost half, than the current bins.

According to Alaska spokeswoman Halley …

Continue Reading

A Digital First

Posted by Steve Leader on June 26, 2014

Mobile apps made up more than half (51%) of all digital media time spent in May.  That’s never happened before.

The figures, from Comscore, also show smartphones and tablets accounted for 60% of all the time spent on digital media in May. That’s an increase of 10 points in the past year.

Download the KXL app here.

Large Clark County Employer Says No Expansion

Posted by Steve Leader on June 24, 2014

Photo Courtesy: The Columbian

The parent company of one of Clark county’s largest paycheck producers, Wafertech, says it’s no longer thinking of expanding any of its U.S. plants.  One-thousand people work at Wafertech’s Camas facility.

The Columbian reports the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said cost advantages to manufacturing in the U.S. will be harder to achieve in the future.  Most …

Continue Reading

Do You Make Your Own Luck?

Posted by Steve Leader on June 23, 2014
Go Luck

Photo Courtesy:

Is it luck?  Or just a matter of making your own breaks?  A study by researchers at UCLA and Columbia University found that people who think of themselves as lucky tend to have a stronger success drive.

Others, who look at luck as fleeting, random, may wonder, “What’s the point?”   That group might be less likely to follow their dreams.

Thomas …

Continue Reading

Oregon Adding Jobs at Strong Rate

Posted by Associated Press on June 17, 2014

PORTLAND — Oregon’s economy continues to add jobs at a steady clip, but the unemployment rate has changed little in 2014.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday the state added 4,200 jobs in May and 6,200 in April, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

It said the past 11 months have seen “strong and continuous” job growth.

The agency says Oregon’s unemployment rate was …

Continue Reading