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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.

Saturday, May 10

Minority Business Hall of Fame has new home — in Seattle | Sunday Buzz

The decade-old Minority Business Hall of Fame will get its first actual home at UW’s Foster School of Business. Also, Nordstrom ramps up the Rack’s online presence, and Eastside youngsters show it’s never too early to be entrepreneurs.

Saturday, May 3

Starbucks finally perks up in Europe | Sunday Buzz

Starbucks is steaming ahead in Europe and the Middle East after years of struggle. Also, Seattle biotech’s IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange takes a tumble, and REI’s tighter returns policy saves millions.

Saturday, April 26

Ultragreen building is ready for challenge | Sunday Buzz

The Bullitt Center is topping its energy goals and ready to implement its own water system and human-waste composting. Also, Bristol-Myers Squibb is building a biotech factory in Bothell. And coffee companies say higher-priced lattes would help out the growers of the beans.