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Saturday, October 18
Mulally basks in Seattle crowd | Sunday Buzz

Alan Mulally returns to Seattle and basks in the warm crowd; Costco is thriving; Bezos answers Hachette query; few sign anti-Nadella petition.

Saturday, October 11

Fox hunts KCPQ-13, its local TV partner | Sunday Buzz

The Fox network, in a power play, tells Q13 owner Tribune Media it will drop the Seattle station in January; Also, Quadrant abandons Columbia City project; Jimmy John’s urged to OK tattoos.

Saturday, October 4

One local retail maven blisters another | Sunday Buzz

Sleep Country founder Sunny Kobe Cook turns on another retailer in a blog post; Super Jock ’n Jill is opening a second store — this time on the Eastside.

Saturday, September 27

Gophers may put builders in the hole | Sunday Buzz

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.

Sunday, September 21

Spurlock, Vulcan vow exciting econ series | Sunday Buzz

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.

Saturday, September 13

Ryanair’s CEO puts on a show in Seattle | Sunday Buzz

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.

Monday, September 8

787 gets harsh scrutiny on Al Jazeera | Sunday Buzz

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.

Saturday, August 30

Weyerhaeuser campus draws global admirers | Sunday Buzz

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.

Saturday, August 23

Reward offered in hunt for Yellowstone Club developer’s assets | Sunday Buzz

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.

Saturday, August 16

Rich exit for buyers of Boeing spinoff | Sunday Buzz

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.

Friday, August 8

Local designers of Denny urban bike are riding high | Sunday Buzz

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.