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Category: Business/Technology

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

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…


0 Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news, The Blotter | Topics: U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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…



April 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

KING 5 wins Peabody Award for ‘Hanford’s Dirty Secrets’

KING 5 has won a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for its work on “Hanford’s Dirty Secrets,” a series that exposed revelations about nuclear-waste leaks and mismanagement at the Hanford nuclear reservation. The KING 5 investigative team of reporter Susannah Frame, photojournalist Steve Douglas and executive Russ Walker received the award, considered the most prestigious and…


0 Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Hanford Site, KING 5

February 27, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Seattle school-bus drivers reach agreement with private contractor

After a daylong negotiation, the union representing about 450 bus drivers for Seattle Public Schools has reached a fully recommended tentative settlement with First Student, a private contractor that provides busing for the district. The agreement means that bus service will continue uninterrupted. Details of the agreement won’t be released until the full membership can set…


0 Comments | More in Business/Technology, Education, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seattle Public Schools, Teamsters

February 8, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Wyoming company recalls beef jerky

Wyoming Authentic Products is recalling about 365 pounds of beef-jerky products due to a so-called “processing deviation.” The recalled products are sold under the brand name Wyoming Gourmet Beef and were produced on various dates between Nov. 4 and Dec. 18, 2013. The recall includes: 3.5-ounce packages of the original, peppered and honey-flavored jerky with case…


0 Comments | Topics: recall, Wyoming Authentic Products, Wyoming Gourmet Beef

January 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM

The astounding 1/60th scale Boeing 777 made out of manila folder paper

He’s now spent more than 10,000 hours building an exact model replica –- at 1/60th scale — of a Boeing 777-300ER plane entirely out of cut-out manila folder parts. He’s not even done. The model that Luca Iaconi-Stewart, 22, of San Francisco, built has moving parts: Doors open, the engines twirl, the landing gear retracts. All have…


0 Comments | Topics: Boeing 777, model airplane

January 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Small plane missing since Dec. 1 found in Idaho; 5 dead

BOISE, Idaho — The wreckage of a small plane carrying five people, including a Silicon Valley executive, was found Friday after vanishing in the central Idaho mountains on Dec. 1, the Valley County sheriff’s office said. There were no survivors. Sheriff’s Lt. Dan Smith said Friday that an incoming storm may delay recovery efforts. The single-engine plane…


0 Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news, The Blotter | Topics: Dale Smith

January 4, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Ecuador navy airlifts Jeff Bezos for medical treatment

Update| 7 p.m: The Associated Press Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands for medical attention after suffering intense pain because of a kidney stone on Jan. 1, authorities said Saturday. Capt. Santiago Rubio, commander of the port of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, told The Associated Press that…


0 Comments | Topics: Amazon, Ecuador, Jeff Bezos

December 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM

San Juans report: Paul Allen’s island sold to space entrepreneur

It was reported a week ago that billionaire Paul Allen had sold his private island in the San Juans and now, The Journal of the San Juan Islands has posted on its website that the buyer is Eric  Anderson, a space-travel entrepreneur. Anderson is co-founder of Planetary Resources of Bellevue, which aims to use commercially…


0 Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Eric C. Anderson, Paul Allen, property sold

December 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Quiz: What’s your business IQ?

Can you spell b-o-o-m-i-n-g? Construction cranes have returned throughout the Puget Sound region as expands in Seattle and the Eastside enjoys investments from out-of-town developers. The regional economy continues to grow out of the depths of the Great Recession. Test your knowledge of how local companies fared this year.

A 787-9 makes its first flight from Paine Field in Everett. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)


0 Comments | More in Business/Technology | Topics: Amazon, Boeing, Coinstar

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