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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.

Saturday, May 17

Local China firm charged with fraud | Sunday Buzz

Seattle-based L&L Energy is the first U.S.-listed China company to be indicted on a charge of fraud, say prosecutors. Also, litigious developer Tim Blixseth puts Medina home under Chapter 11 protection.