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Law changed for reporting elder abuse

The Washington Supreme Court recently expanded the potential exposure to liability for mandated elder abuse reporters such as physicians, nurses and other employees of health care facilities.

Everyday Business | Watching the Klock: Sales surge

Wenatchee business whiz Kevin Klock, CEO of beverage company Talking Rain, was featured last week in The Wall Street Journal because sales of his leading product — Sparkling Ice — is kicking some serious butt against rival diet sodas.

Starbucks expands workers’ healthcare choices

SEATTLE — Starbucks is expanding the healthcare benefit options it offers employees — something the company alluded to last week as it announced wage increases and other compensation changes.

Social media whiz offers tips for online success

Leavenworth social media consultant April Welch will lead a workshop Wednesday to help business owners and managers boost customer reviews on the Web. The workshop, entitled "Yelp Me," will begin at 8 a.m. at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. Here she presents a handful of suggestions for bettering a business' presence in social media.

Starbucks buys into Italian bakery firm, eye on expansion

SEATTLE — In a bid to offer more premium food and appeal to more discerning palates, Starbucks is investing in high-end Italian bakery Princi, with plans to open Princi stores and to carry Princi foods in its Roastery showcases and a new line of Starbucks stores opening in 2017.

Beef jerky at the jail?

WENATCHEE — Next time you’re bailing out your brother-in-law at the Chelan County Law and Justice Building, be sure to grab a bag of cured meats.

NCW Success Summit heads to Quincy

QUINCY — Accomplishments in cities and towns across the region will be spotlighted later this year when the annual North Central Washington Community Success Summit convenes for its seventh time — this year in Quincy.