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Category: Business/Technology

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

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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