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Gophers found in area counties are listed as endangered.
Listing gophers as endangered may hinder builders in Thurston and Pierce counties; Boeing, Airbus differ on figuring forecasts; Microsoft donation helps establish computer-science chair at Whitman College.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock are behind a series of short films that aim to educate Americans about the economy. Also, the Providence system puts $150M into a health-care venture fund.
Sunday Buzz: Ryanair CEO says the company is expanding and trying for better customer service; Starbucks Seahawks cards are flying off the shelves; Washington Cider Week.
Al Jazeera English takes a look at the 787’s troubled development, with some new twists. Also, three local retail giants rank high in opportunity for workers with a high-school education, and Chinese giant Huawei has a surprising answer to T-Mobile’s industrial espionage suit.
The Federal Way campus that Weyerhaeuser is selling was a groundbreaking piece of 20th-century corporate architecture with open office layouts and thoughtful landscaping. Also, Boeing’s surplus carbon fiber builds “exoskeleton” protection for football players.
Yellowstone Club developer and former Forbes 400 billionaire Tim Blixseth, who in May put his Medina home into Chapter 11, is in the news again after an attorney pursuing his assets offered a reward for any hidden properties or bank accounts. Also, Blue Nile launches a site in Arabic.
The private-equity firm that built Spirit AeroSystems after buying Boeing’s major parts plant in Wichita made a hefty profit when exiting the investment this month. Also, tech titans like Nadella and Bezos get drenched to raise money for ALS.
Teague, a local design firm famous for crafting the interiors of Boeing commercial jets and the look of the Microsoft Xbox, teamed up with Fremont custom bike builder Sizemore Bicycle to create a bike for the modern Seattleite.
Boeing has a government-approved deal to sell Iran Air some replacement parts to sustain its aging fleet of commercial airliners. Also: Seahawks hand out blingy Super Bowl rings to all staffers; Trupanion’s stock offering got an experimental assist from a social IPO website.
GrowLife, recently slapped by the SEC, has moved its marijuana grower-supplies business to Seattle. Also, Costco quickly warns hundreds of thousands of customers about potentially dangerous chicken.