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 Tim Blixseth has spent years and millions of dollars fighting the Yellowstone Club’s creditors in court.
Michael Albans / The Associated Press, 2009
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.

Saturday, July 26

Boeing ready to help Iran keep airliners flying | Sunday Buzz

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.

Saturday, July 12

Pot firm, zapped by SEC, plants root here | Sunday Buzz

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.

Saturday, June 28

Boeing boss didn’t make our list, but did top another | Sunday Buzz

Boeing’s CEO didn’t make the cut on our rankings of Northwest companies, but he did rank in a Chicago-area list; Microsoft produces an Android phone on Nokia’s behalf; Russell adds regional firms.

Saturday, June 14

Boeing, Delta take opposite tacks on Ex-Im Bank | Sunday Buzz

Boeing is a big beneficiary of the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s mission, but to Delta, it’s helping to finance foreign competitors. New pickle-maker shares something with its predecessor, Nalley’s.

Saturday, June 7

Costco execs favor Obama, but board member denounces him | Sunday Buzz

Dr. Ben Carson, a strident Obama critic, is a longtime board member at Democratic-leaning Costco. Also: Baristas Coffee unveils audited financials with some surprises, and online retailer Rivet & Sway closes shop.

Saturday, May 31

A room with a fire hydrant for building’s office dogs | Sunday Buzz

Seattle’s latest office amenity is a special room for dogs to conduct their business. Also, Little Sheep brings a Mongolian restaurant brand from Pizza Hut’s parent, and Microsoft will put translation software into Skype.

Saturday, May 24

‘Maravilla’ as Costco opens in Seville | Sunday Buzz

Sunday Buzz: Costco executives in Seville, Spain, for opening of warehouse; lackluster beginnings for local IPOs; Blue Nile ponders change in supply chain.