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The Seattle Times business section covers Seattle, the Eastside including Bellevue, Snohomish County, the Puget Sound region and Pacific Northwest. Coverage includes Amazon; Boeing and aerospace; Microsoft and technology; Starbucks, Nordstrom and retail;



Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

 



CEOs keep their heads down as Trump pops off on Twitter

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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Whether they like it or not, current and former business leaders said Trump’s Twitter messages and other statements will filter through corner offices and boardrooms and will influence decision making.



FundTracker: Weekly spotlight on mutual funds

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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Weekly spotlight on mutual funds



Money & Markets weekly review

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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A weekly roundup of stock market data



Funko is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks to Spider-Man, Maleficent and friends

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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Pop-culture collectibles company Funko is building an eye-catching Everett showcase and mulling a host of growth opportunities.



Cokes ‘go with everything,’ foodies told in ads, paid blogs

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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The world’s biggest beverage maker is trying to change the drink’s image among people in their 20s and 30s who may associate soda mainly with fast food. That’s why food bloggers were paid to post photos on Instagram of various dishes paired with glass bottles of Coke.



‘SHE’ ETF debuts as gender diversity lures buyers

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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With $284 million in assets since its February creation, State Street’s SPDR Gender Diversity ETF (ticker SHE) tracks companies with greater levels of gender diversity in senior leadership roles.



If you own a home, you’re a real-estate investor

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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Investing in real estate; advice on simple way to manage investments.



Fund disclosure, transparency all I want for Christmas

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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My holiday wish list is filled with ideas that most industry insiders scoff at, right up to the point when performance lags or there’s an industry scandal, at which point they get repackaged as “mutual fund reform.”



The Motley Fool: Useful tips on investing

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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Signs of a good stock Q: How can I spot signs of a good stock? Does the economic environment matter? A: Contrary to what many think, a struggling economy can be good for buying stocks, as it typically features more bargains than an economy firing on all cylinders. People are often eager to buy when […]



Speaking of Business: ‘Cancel order!’

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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The week’s top business quotes address Boeing, Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Microsoft and parking.



Passing on secrets of boot-making is the task of a lifetime

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0800

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The man who makes cowboy boots for such quintessential Texans as Lyle Lovett, Tommy Lee Jones and Willie Nelson is actually a Yankee.



Howard Buffett leaving Coke board to focus on philanthropy

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:54:03 -0800

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Howard Buffett is planning to step down from the Coca-Cola Co.’s board, so he can spend more time running his foundation that focuses on improving agriculture in the developing world. Howard Buffett, who is billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s oldest son, has served on Coke’s board since 2010. The company said Thursday […]



Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:12:07 -0800

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren’t just stockpiling parts for when the company sends their 700 jobs to Mexico. Their situation has gained scant attention compared to […]



ConAgra to finalize plea deal in tainted peanut butter case

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:02:02 -0800

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Food giant ConAgra faces a court hearing to finalize an $11.2 million settlement — including the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case — to resolve federal charges in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds who ate tainted Peter Pan peanut butter. The case has taken a long […]



Oil cartel seeks output cutbacks by non-member countries

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:43:04 -0800

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VIENNA (AP) — OPEC member states are meeting with Russia and other non-OPEC countries in Vienna for talks about a reduction in oil production. Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo said the discussions began Saturday in a “positive atmosphere” at the headquarters of the oil producers’ cartel. OPEC agreed on Nov. 30 to cut 1.2 million barrels […]



One call does it all: T-Mobile tech rings many devices at once

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800

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T-Mobile US is testing a system to send one call to many devices regardless of the operating system or cellular carrier. Also: Amazon knocks down report that it plans 2,000 brick-and-mortar stores, and Boeing’s campaign to cut costs leaves a Portland contractor out in the cold.



Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:42:06 -0800

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. He slammed Hillary Clinton for receiving speaking fees from the bank. “I know the guys at Goldman Sachs. They have total, […]



GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal path worries health care industry

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:39:06 -0800

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it’s not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences. Hospitals, insurers and actuaries — bean-counters who make long-range economic estimates — have weighed in, and […]



Trump’s ties to ‘Apprentice’ raise conflict issues

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:21:02 -0800

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The president-elect will be credited as an executive producer in the coming season of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” and retains a financial stake in the franchise.



Michigan law permits cars with no steering wheels, drivers

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:20:12 -0800

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The legislative package is intended to make the state “the epicenter for driverless vehicle technology,” said Gov. Rick Snyder.