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Everyday Business | So how you like them apples?

Now that our local fruit industry is nearing the end of what’ll be the biggest apple harvest in history, we thought we’d check in with some of the big local companies to see how they’ll market more than 140 million boxes of fruit. Here are two ideas worth noting:

Building booms as home demand rises

WENATCHEE — Saws are whirring, hammers are pounding and developers are grinning as home construction rises across Chelan and Douglas counties. Some officials say 2014’s surge in new homes and remodels is nearing pre-recession levels.

Women making strides in small business

The face of entrepreneurship is changing in America. Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy.

State waves goodbye to R&D tax incentive

Beginning in January, Washington state will become one of just a handful of states in the country that doesn’t offer private employers some kind of a tax incentive to promote research and development activities.

On the money

There was a time when you’d get in line behind someone with a debit card at a grocery store and your reaction was likely to be a long sigh.