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Wintrust Business Lunch 1/23/24: Economic perception, remote workers losing out on promotions, Clearbrook

Michael Miller, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University (and now at WWU), joins John to talk about the disconnect between how the public perceives the economy and the statistical data that shows the economy…

Federal banking rules make funding Md. cannabis industry tricky

“Businesses use bank accounts to hold their money to pay for things just like we do as individuals,” said Zoë Plakias, an agricultural economist and professor at Western Washington University and Ohio State University who has done research on cannabis industry banking. “It turns…

WWU’s Caitlin Bannister is Western’s first Behavioral Neuroscience student to receive a coveted Goldwater Scholarship 2022-04-27
With Wednesday vote numbers, recounts may be required in Whatcom legislative races

Western Washington University economics professor Sharon Shewmake, a Democrat, expanded her narrow lead over four-term Republican state Rep. Vincent Buys, by a margin of 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent.

Only 810 votes separated the two.

Nasdaq is having a brutal month, and investor Paul Meeks says bottom isn’t in sight

Paul Meeks, veteran technology investor and professor at Western Washington University, discusses technology stocks with Mike Santoli.

Steven Globerman: Protectionism on the rise as NAFTA talks stall

Column by Steven Globerman,  professor emeritus at Western Washington University and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute.

Costs Rise for Builders, Effects Ripple Through Town

Western Washington University Economics Professor Hart Hodges said there is not enough data to determine how much tariffs are to blame for cost increases. Demand is also a factor, as Cook said.

WWU’S Mary Moeller Wins Best Undergraduate Research Paper at National Conference 2018-05-14
Seattle, give congestion pricing a test drive

SEATTLE would likely benefit from congestion pricing, which charges fees to drivers entering downtown areas at peak periods, especially if the city uses the revenues to fund public transportation. But before the city is asked to vote on any congestion-pricing plan,…

Three Long-Time CBE Faculty Members to Retire at the End of Spring Quarter 2018-05-01
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