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Surviving country clubs on an upswing

By JOHN MARSHALL

The rate of course closings hasn't waned — about 120-130 per year — but people have started returning to country clubs that are still operating.



‘Made in China' cars coming to the U.S.

By JOE McDONALD

Volvo is launching a campaign to establish itself as a global luxury brand following its 2010 acquisition by Chinese automaker Geely.


Honda's business jet prices start at $4.5M

By YURI KAGEYAMA

Honda already makes cars, boats, lawn mowers, scooters and the Asimo robot. The HondaJet marks its foray into aviation.


Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue

By MAE ANDERSON

Revenues for Amazon Web Services rose 49 percent to $1.57 billion. AWS is 5 or 6 times bigger than its closest competitor, Microsoft's Azure.


Idaho plant may add $160M digester

Clearwater Paper is seeking a property tax break to help fund a $160 million chip pulp digester at their Lewiston plant.


City suspends fines for food in garbage

Seattle residents who toss food waste in the trash won't be fined starting July 1 as initially proposed.


No jail time likely for Hanford fraud

Most of the remaining defendants in a federal fraud case involving the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will likely receive little to no jail time due to their cooperation with the prosecution.


Donahue Schriber buys Interbay Urban Center

By JOURNAL STAFF

Costa Mesa, California-based Donahue Schriber Realty Group said it bought Interbay Urban Center, a shopping center at 1827 15th Ave W. in the Interbay neighborhood that is anchored by Whole Foods.


Pierce County HQ now goes on ballot

Pierce County's $127 million headquarters will be in the hands of the public following a final approval from the County Council.


Scientists: 143M in U.S. live in quake-prone areas

That's because more people have moved into the quake-prone West Coast and some quake zones were recently expanded, according to researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey.


‘Taxibots' could decongest cities

Transportation experts say car-congested cities could become a thing of the past, provided people are prepared to ride-share with a robot driver.



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