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Shutdown delays start of commercial flights from Paine Field in Everett

FAA officials who must sign off on a final environmental assessment are on furlough, delaying use of the new passenger terminal. Alaska now plans to start March 4, and United aims for March 31; 24 daily flights are scheduled.

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Retail

Macy’s will close its Northgate store next year, Redmond store in next few months

The shrinking retailer plans to shutter its Redmond and Northgate locations. Some employees will be offered jobs at other locations.

Project Homeless

Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside

The pledge is the largest in the company's 44-year history, and comes as Microsoft and other tech giants that have driven the region's economic boom face increasing pressure to help mitigate affordable-housing shortages.

Utilities

PG&E bankruptcy could undermine utilities’ efforts against climate change

Solar and wind developers depend on creditworthy utilities to buy electricity from their projects under long-term contracts, but that calculus changes in a world where a 30-year purchase agreement doesn’t guarantee 30 years of payments.

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Podcast

Nick Hanauer wants to stop the nation from ‘going to hell in a handbasket’

Real Estate

Seattle still has the most cranes in America, and construction isn’t losing much steam

Boeing & Aerospace

The Air Force finally takes ownership of its first Boeing tanker — with serious misgivings

Best Quotes

Speaking of Business: A big push on affordable housing, but ‘nowhere close to what’s needed’

Technology

The easy (and free) way to make a budget spreadsheet

Tech Reviews & Tips

Rocking beds and pillows that nudge when you snore: Tech wants into your bed

Real Estate

King County property tax bills are coming, and the housing market slowdown won’t lower your bill

Retail

This startup is launching a remote-controlled ‘grocery store on wheels’

Maritime Industry

For crew of 2,100-passenger cruise ship, frenetic ‘turnaround day’ in Seattle starts and ends the journey

Boeing & Aerospace

Shutdown delays start of commercial flights from Paine Field in Everett

Amazon

Why investors should pay attention to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ divorce

Amazonia

Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is now America’s biggest company town

Microsoft

Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside

Starbucks

Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Economy

After the bitcoin bust and a local bankruptcy, Douglas County doubles down on blockchain

Jon Talton

Pressures pile up, adding worries about U.S. economy’s ability to keep growing

Times Watch

The outlook for the Puget Sound economy, in 20 charts

Personal Finance

Pensions provide a welcome cushion as Seattle couple eyes retirement options | Money Makeover

Markets

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Biz Quiz

What’s your Seattle business news IQ? Take the Biz Quiz

International Trade

Pressures pile up, adding worries about U.S. economy’s ability to keep growing | Jon Talton

A new forecast on the world economy is adding to the headwinds as this expansion tries to hit a record.

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Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million. The allegations emerged Tuesday in a filing made in a two-year-old case that is being pursued by a part of...