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Fed building bids rise, so auction extended

By JOURNAL STAFF

The deadline for bidding on the old downtown Seattle Federal Reserve building at 1015 Second Ave. has been extended again. Now it's 2:30 p.m. Saturday.



How one RV firm survived, and now thrives

By ELON GLUCKLICH

With price tags exceeding $2 million for most of its models, Marathon's RV success hangs on America's elite — professional athletes, race crews and big entertainers.


Oregon will tackle tax ruling that may have blocked major projects

Oregon lawmakers are moving quickly to deal with a property-tax question blamed for blocking major projects planned by Google and Apple.


Old Fed building price keeps rising

By JOURNAL STAFF

Bidding for the former Federal Reserve building at 1015 Second Ave. in downtown Seattle continues.


Blanchard Plaza sells for $120M

By JOURNAL STAFF

An entity related to the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust bought Blanchard Plaza at 2201 Sixth Ave. for $120.7 million, property records show.


CITC adds three training programs

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington added three apprenticeship programs, giving it 10 craft training and apprenticeship programs approved by the state.


Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

By MAE ANDERSON

Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss, partly linked to the strong dollar. Investors drove shares up over 11 percent in aftermarket trading.


47% of households say they spend all income

Pew said its analysis found that if a typical middle-class household had to weather a period without any income their savings would be gone within 21 days.


Risk of death in auto crashes has plunged

By JOAN LOWY

The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


‘Anonymized’ credit data not so anonymous: study

By SETH BORENSTEIN and JACK GILLUM

Researchers said they can identify someone by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included.


Jones New York to close stores

Jones New York announced Thursday that it is closing stores, discontinuing its wholesale business and will look at strategic alternatives for its brand.


Dow jumps 225 points

By ALEX VEIGA


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