An upbeat sign: Sales of small firms up 8%
By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
Sales of small businesses rose more than 8 percent last year, a sign of increasing confidence in the economy. That's the finding of a report by BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small companies.
Utility says Colstrip could close early
A Washington state utility says the partial closure of Montana's Colstrip power plant could come earlier than planned, depending on the actions of a plant co-owner and Montana lawmakers.
Uwajimaya getting new chair and CEO
By JOURNAL STAFF
Tomio Moriguchi said he is retiring from leading the Uwajimaya board, but he will continue to work on developing the company's real estate holdings.