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Tully’s is changing its packaging and “experimenting” with a new roaster. The new bag for the moment is at left.
Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times
Saturday, April 19
Potato king’s heirs seek to raise $48M in IPO | Sunday Buzz

Descendants of Eastern Washington potato baron Peter Taggares II plan to launch a company to buy Pacific Northwest orchards and vineyards. Also, something different is brewing at Tully’s Coffee.

Saturday, April 12

Specialty shops losing ground downtown, retailer says | Sunday Buzz

Butch Blum says eateries and banks are proliferating in donwtown Seattle while specialty retail shrinks. Also, Amazon’s tech-support people inspire love — the marrying kind — according to Jeff Bezos.

Saturday, April 5

IPA meets IPO: Small brewery selling shares | Sunday Buzz

The first IPO in decades by a local microbrewer won’t raise much money. Also, Ukrainian billionaire is indicted on a charge of bribes in mining plan that would have sold titanium to Boeing and others.

Saturday, March 29

Top runner drops Nike, goes with Seattle apparel firm | Sunday Buzz

Two-time Olympian Kara Goucher will help raise Oiselle’s profile in women’s running. Also, Porch.com adds info on homes’ remodeling history, and Bellevue’s top official makes connections in Japan.

Saturday, March 22

NSA leaker singles out Amazon on encryption | Sunday Buzz

NSA leaker Edward Snowden takes a jab at Amazon. Also: Zillow finds Americans still upbeat about homeownership; lawyer replaced in probe of accounting at L & L Energy; and Costco, Bartell avoid tobacco pressures for now.

Saturday, March 15

Boeing seeks Eastside space for engineers | Sunday Buzz

Boeing could relocate several thousand engineers to Bothell and the I-90 Corridor. Also, one of Bravern’s oldest retail tenants pulls out; and Seattle group rallies e-commerce companies to grapple with credit-card fraud.

Saturday, March 8

S.F. Fed chief has insights for students, 49ers | Sunday Buzz

San Francisco’s regional Fed chief has become a hot commodity at dinner parties; a coalition asks Starbucks to use organic milk only.

Saturday, March 1

For Starbucks execs, ‘to go’ may mean a hot corporate jet | Sunday Buzz

Starbucks is leasing from CEO Howard Schultz one of the snazziest corporate jets around. Also: Tech entrepreneur David Giuliani aims to put entrepreneurial, data-driven thinking to work on the state’s many challenges.

Saturday, February 22

Eddie Bauer sees profit on the horizon | Sunday Buzz

Eddie Bauer gives a peek at its long-hidden financial performance in preparation for sale to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers; also, penny-stock promoter must pay $4.9 million for hyping Tacoma company.

Saturday, February 1

Denver leads Seattle (in rent hikes) | Sunday Buzz

Seattle rents climbing, but not as much as 5 other Western cities; also, European menswear shop is drawn here by Boeing, Amazon, and Macklemore; and Starbucks tests fizzy drinks.