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Data-driven miners lured by cheap electricity

Few people know much about “bitcoin”, a digital currency that knows no international boundaries, requires no conventional bank account and is managed by a faceless computer program.

Decade of data: NCW’s info storage keeps growing byte by byte

When the average Joe in North Central Washington hears “data center,” here’s what likely pops to mind: Lots of computers, miles of wiring, a huge appetite for power — all enclosed in big buildings with high-security fences and wrapped in an air of secrecy.

Big and powerful

They are big buildings. Not the most attractive, or even a little attractive in most cases, but there they are and here more are coming.

Business Past: Experts visit Van Well Nursery

Peter Van Well Sr., two visiting horticulturists and George Bruggman examine a dwarf apple tree at Van Well Nursery in 1958. The business was located at 1000 N. Miller St.

Eviction made easier

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking or economizing,” wrote English philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill in 1848.

Avoid the penalty box: Child labor laws

Washington’s four Western Hockey League teams — the Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and the Everett Silvertips — are currently under investigation for child labor violations.

Credit unions help grow business

Did you know two out of every three new private sector jobs are created by small businesses? Small businesses are the unique cornerstones of America and the backbone of our economy. And that’s why it’s so important for small businesses to have access to capital to start and grow their businesses.

Where the data points

When Barry Wise founded Eigenvector Research Inc. he had a simple philosophy: