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Category: Business/Technology

The best of business and technology news from The Seattle Times.

August 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

7 things to know about Tim Hortons

(The Associated Press contributed to this article.) Burger King said Tuesday it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons, Canada’s favorite doughnut and coffee chain, for about $11 billion and move its corporate headquarters to Canada. The companies say the deal creates the world’s third-largest fast-food company. Here are a few things you might not know about Tim…

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August 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Israeli ship unloads at Tacoma port, despite pro-Palestinian protest

By Rob Carson/The News Tribune Pro-Palestinian activists blocked two entrances to a Port of Tacoma terminal Saturday morning, but were unable to prevent an Israeli cargo ship from being unloaded as they had hoped. About 100 people opposed to Israel’s military action in Gaza formed picket lines outside Washington United Terminals gates on Port of Tacoma Road…

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August 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Oregon says no to coal terminal on Columbia River

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia. The decision is a victory for tribal groups that said the terminal threatened their fishing. An Australian company, Ambre Energy, proposed to…

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July 24, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Sound Transit chooses old BNSF site for Bellevue maintenance yard

The Sound Transit Board today selected the site of the old BNSF rail yard in Bellevue — next to the planned Spring District development — as the preferred location for a new light-rail maintenance yard. A final decision is expected in late 2015, after environmental reviews of the site. Many in Bellevue have complained that placing a…

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July 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Crews to try to remove Boeing 737 fuselages from Montana river

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said Saturday it’s unclear how much of challenge is involved because it’s the first…

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May 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

New pinup calendar: ‘Men of Game Development’

Give these guys a C++ for effort. Game developers in Seattle have surpassed their Kickstarter goal, raising enough money to produce a 2015 calendar featuring pinup photos of “game development’s most hunky men.” It’s like a calendar of firemen, except with more beards than brawn. The idea for the calendar comes from Seattle-based independent video game studio…

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May 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

WSU names new apple variety

PULLMAN (AP) — The newest variety of apple developed by Washington State University is one step closer to supermarkets with the announcement of its brand name. The apple will be called the Cosmic Crisp. The name was chosen after a process led by Carolyn Ross, associate professor of food science. Ross hosted focus groups in places like Pullman,…

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May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gay Eagle Scout asks Amazon.com to stop donations

The Associated Press A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile…

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April 21, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Self-described ‘wolf’ pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

A former hard-money lender who once described himself as “a wolf” pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a mortgage scheme that caused a loss of more than $800,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Emiel Kandi, 37, of University Place, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit…

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April 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

CenturyLink blames Thursday’s 911 outage on a 3rd-party vendor

The statewide 911 outage in the early hours of Thursday morning was caused by an unnamed, third-party vendor, according to a news release CenturyLink put out today. The release offers little more explanation that that, saying: The 911 outage which occurred in Washington on April 10 was not related to CenturyLink’s network, but due to a technical…

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