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Supertall residential building will enter crowded NYC market
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Supertall residential building will enter crowded NYC market

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City condominium tower will be the world's tallest predominantly residential building when it opens next year, though it...

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UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM
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UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

DETROIT (AP) - Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General...

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US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps
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US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that...

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WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO’s voting power
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WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO’s voting power

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, Adam Neumann, center, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, attends the opening bell ceremony at Nasdaq in New...

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Planned apartment construction in Seattle dips from record-setting pace
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Planned apartment construction in Seattle dips from record-setting pace

A crane operator climbs up a construction crane working on a building near Fairview and John in Seattle earlier this year. Seattle is still in the...

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US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%
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US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remained at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

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Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription
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Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription

NEW YORK (AP) - Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the...

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Amazon leases new multi-story warehouse in South Seattle, first of its kind in U.S.
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Amazon leases new multi-story warehouse in South Seattle, first of its kind in U.S.

Amazon is leasing a new multi-story warehouse in on East Marginal Way South. The warehouse, with ramps allowing semi-trucks to access loading doors...

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Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition
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Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The U. S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically...

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Kirkland takes creative approach to help city employees live where they work
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Kirkland takes creative approach to help city employees live where they work

About 85% of employees who work for the city of Kirkland don't live in Kirkland. Mirroring the booming real-estate market across the Eastside,...

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This Week: Consumer borrowing, GameStop 2Q, retail sales
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This Week: Consumer borrowing, GameStop 2Q, retail sales

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: The Federal Reserve issues new data Monday on how much credit...

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University Book Store in Mill Creek to close
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University Book Store in Mill Creek to close

The North End will soon be down one bookstore. The University Book Store has announced that it will close its Mill Creek store, which has been...

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Long-term mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 3-year low of 3.49%
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Long-term mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 3-year low of 3.49%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the average on the key 30-year loan reaching its lowest point in nearly three...

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WeWork is going public. Are its numbers too private?
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WeWork is going public. Are its numbers too private?

There's a lot that the world's hottest real estate company isn't telling us as it prepares for its stock market debut. When WeWork released the...

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7 latest Seattle restaurant closures — including a Capitol Hill pizza casualty, beloved Mama’s in Belltown and a Central District community hub
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7 latest Seattle restaurant closures — including a Capitol Hill pizza casualty, beloved Mama’s in Belltown and a Central District community hub

Yes, it's another edition of Seattle restaurant shutdowns - seven, this time. But 20 more restaurants have opened around here since we last checked...

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California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices
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California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with apartment owners and developers Friday on legislation that would cap how...

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Average 30-year mortgage rates tick up to 3.58%
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Average 30-year mortgage rates tick up to 3.58%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates ticked up slightly this week, yet they remain near historic lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said...

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Lord & Taylor will be sold to Le Tote, a clothing rental startup, for $100M
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Lord & Taylor will be sold to Le Tote, a clothing rental startup, for $100M

The clothing rental craze is coming for the struggling department store. Hudson's Bay said on Wednesday that Lord & Taylor, the beleaguered...

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BP’s departure could leave a big hole for Alaska nonprofits
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BP’s departure could leave a big hole for Alaska nonprofits

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - BP's plan to pull out of Alaska could leave a big hole for nonprofits and other programs that benefited from the oil giant's...

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Lord & Taylor sold for $100M to rental clothing company
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Lord & Taylor sold for $100M to rental clothing company

NEW YORK (AP) - Lord & Taylor, one of the nation's oldest department stores, is being sold for $100 million to a rental clothing company. Le Tote...

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King County Council vote to provide nearly $100 million for affordable housing, without raising taxes
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King County Council vote to provide nearly $100 million for affordable housing, without raising taxes

A new tweak in the state sales tax could allow King County and its cities to tap a big new source of funding for affordable housing - without...

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Long-term mortgage rates near historic lows: 30-year 3.55%
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Long-term mortgage rates near historic lows: 30-year 3.55%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates are near historically low levels this week with the average on the benchmark 30-year loan falling...

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Nordstrom’s earnings beat Wall Street forecasts, but retailer’s turnaround still far from complete
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Nordstrom’s earnings beat Wall Street forecasts, but retailer’s turnaround still far from complete

After months of bad results and even worse predictions, Nordstrom turned in better-than-expected numbers for the second quarter and made a...

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Solid earnings from major US retailers drive stocks higher
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Solid earnings from major US retailers drive stocks higher

U. S. stocks marched broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big...

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No misfires from Target in second quarter and profits soar
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No misfires from Target in second quarter and profits soar

NEW YORK (AP) - Target topped expectations in just about any way measureable during the second quarter as it pushes faster delivery and invests...

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Prince store in airport gives travelers a glimpse at superstar’s Minnesota life
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Prince store in airport gives travelers a glimpse at superstar’s Minnesota life

MINNEAPOLIS - The business of Prince has taken the next step: a store at the airport. In the three years since the superstar musician's death,...

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Eddie Bauer to shut down its Midwest call center, send jobs overseas
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Eddie Bauer to shut down its Midwest call center, send jobs overseas

In yet another example of a beloved Northwest retailer trying to turn itself around, Eddie Bauer will shutter a call center near Columbus, Ohio,...

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A ‘pivotal year’ for Nordstrom: New NYC flagship store part of a huge bet on the company’s future
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A ‘pivotal year’ for Nordstrom: New NYC flagship store part of a huge bet on the company’s future

In just over two months, Nordstrom executives and other luminaries will descend on midtown Manhattan to christen one of the largest, most ambitious...

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A boom time for the bunker business and doomsday capitalists
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A boom time for the bunker business and doomsday capitalists

Hall has converted a former military nuclear missile vault into a luxury condominium built 15 stories into the Earth's crust. He is a leader among...

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Retail survivors: How four family-owned Washington shops have made it in the Amazon era
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Retail survivors: How four family-owned Washington shops have made it in the Amazon era

Rob Whitten had fled corporate life west of the Cascades and was working in construction in Chelan County when he got to know the owners of the...

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