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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.

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.