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TRAFFIC ALERT Southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct closed this weekend

Dispute arises among U.S. pilots on Boeing 737 MAX system linked to Lion Air crash

The United Airlines pilot leadership, in a sharp break with peers at American Airlines and Southwest, pushed back against criticism of Boeing for not disclosing to airlines the existence of a new automatic flight control system on the MAX.

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FAA evaluates a potential design flaw on Boeing’s 737 MAX after Lion Air crash

Analysts, including former Boeing flight controls experts, are concerned that a new automated flight control system on Boeing's 737 MAX may be flawed and that the way it changed the jet's handling could have sown confusion on the flight deck of Lion Air Flight JT610.


What’s next for Seattle after HQ2? Amazon plans suggest expansion, then big hiring slowdown

Seattle’s economic growth since the Great Recession might as well be called the Amazon Boom. But with Amazon’s gaze shifting to New York and Virginia, its newly chosen HQ2 sites, Seattle's economy could be in for something different.

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Senate approves exemption for Anacortes-built trawler grounded by too much foreign steel

Coast Guard legislation approved Wednesday also would authorize maintenance funding for the Seattle-based Polar Star icebreaker and addresses federal regulation of ship ballast water discharges.

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Alaska Airlines starts taking reservations for flights out of Everett’s Paine Field

Real Estate

Will Amazon’s HQ2 sink Seattle’s housing market?


Backlash against Amazon's HQ2 subsidies grows


Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins FCC approval to put 7,000 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit


We tried Facebook’s new Portal device (so you don’t have to) | Tech Review

Tech Reviews & Tips

Wireless charging of phones is here, so what is it good for?

Real Estate

Will Amazon’s HQ2 sink Seattle’s housing market?


As major retailers spend to chase e-commerce, investors grow impatient

Maritime Industry

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

Boeing & Aerospace

Dispute arises among U.S. pilots on Boeing 737 MAX system linked to Lion Air crash


Remember how this downtown Seattle corner looked before Amazon? | Seattle Sketcher


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


Oracle loses protest of Pentagon cloud bid seen favoring Amazon


Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters


Amazon picks additional ‘homes,’ and a fresh story begins | Jon Talton

Jon Talton

Amazon picks additional ‘homes,’ and a fresh story begins

Times Watch

The outlook for the Puget Sound economy, in 20 charts

Personal Finance

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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday after another day of volatile trading. A late-afternoon wave of buying gave the S&P 500 its second gain in a row, although the benchmark index ended the week with a loss. Health care and energy companies powered the gains, outweighing losses in technology stocks, large retailers and internet...

Special Report: CEO Pay

Some Northwest CEOs earn 200 or 400 times what the average employee is paid

International Trade

Trade disputes have cut Washington state exports by as much as 28 percent, report says

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Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov’t

NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years. The company said in a report released Friday that it received 16,580 data requests from the government in the January-June period as compared to...