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Oracle opens an office in Seattle

By JOURNAL STAFF

Oracle is expanding its presence in the Seattle area with a new engineering office focused on cloud computing.



Agencies help seniors find housemates

They handle background checks and screening for lifestyle issues like smoking and pets. People do it for money, companionship or both.


Women business owners face gender gap: report

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG

Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday.


Mont. man gets 8 years for construction fraud

Charging documents said Jonathan Lee Oliver solicited prepayments of nearly $7.9 million for steel buildings but only completed one.


Meeting Monday on downtown school

By JOURNAL STAFF

Seattle Public Schools will hold a community meeting about putting a school in the old Federal Reserve Building on Second Avenue.


Fair Trade brings some firms big sales, a clear conscience

Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.


Walton offering nine buildings for sale here

By JOURNAL STAFF

The private equity real estate investment firm Walton Street Capital of Chicago has put nine office buildings in the Puget Sound region on the market, a source confirmed on Wednesday.


Request to fly drone at Capitol denied

The public affairs network TVW wanted to use a drone to film the state Capitol in Olympia for a documentary on drones.


Portland firm buys White's Boots

The Spokane maker of outdoor boots known for their “made in America” craftsmanship, White's Boots, has been sold to LaCrosse Footwear of Portland.



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