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Tax bill: 5 things for small firms to know

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG

Small business owners are awaiting details of a reported Republican deal in principle on a tax overhaul, the details of which could come soon.



A shout out to Alexa for holiday shopping assist

By JOSEPH PISANI

It was a few weeks before Christmas and time to put my voice assistant to the test: Could I just shout out the gifts I needed to buy without having to get on a smartphone or computer?


Everett arena gets a new name

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Xfinity Arena, at 2000 Hewitt Ave. in Everett, has a new name: Angel Of The Winds Arena.


Totem Lake building sells for $7.2M

By JOURNAL STAFF

A medical office building at 12707 120th Ave. N.E. has sold for $7.2 million, according to King County records.


Pete's Wines site sells for $7.5M

By JOURNAL STAFF

The building that houses Pete's Wines, at 2300 Fairview Ave. N., has sold for $7.48 million, according to King County records.


Target buys Shipt to boost deliveries

Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.


While some cities thrive, others are left behind

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER

As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.


Durkan signs deal to speed up new rail lines

By JOURNAL STAFF

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an agreement on Wednesday to speed up construction of light rail lines to West Seattle and Ballard.


GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ANDREW TAYLOR and MARCY GORDON

Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to the GOP president.


Fish farm fined $8K for water violations

Washington state regulators have fined Cooke Aquaculture $8,000 for water quality violations at its farmed salmon operations off Bainbridge Island.


Study: Oregon parks add $1B to economy

A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state's parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.



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