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Haggen to acquire 146 grocery stores

By JOURNAL STAFF

Haggen, the Bellingham-based grocery chain, said today it has reached an agreement to acquire 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores as part of the divestment of properties following the merger of those two chains.



Inslee: capital gains tax would raise $800M

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP

The governor wants a 7 percent tax on earnings from the sale of stocks, bonds and other assets above $25,000 for individuals and $50,000 for joint filers.


Bellevue offices sold for $91M

By JOURNAL STAFF

An entity related to the investment arm of New York Life Insurance Co. paid $90.7 million for Sunset Corporate Campus, a two-building office campus along Interstate 90 in Bellevue, property records show.


Ex-billionaire jailed for contempt

The case stems from the 2008 bankruptcy of Montana's Yellowstone Club, a private ski and golf resort.


Sound Transit OKs $1.2B budget

By JOURNAL STAFF

Sound Transit's Board OK'd a $1.2 billion budget for 2015 that includes money for light rail construction and new buses.


Inslee's plan to plug $2B budget shortfall

Facing a more than $2 billion shortfall over the next two-year spending period, Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a $39 billion operating budget for 2015-17.


Woman sues over Fenway elevator fall

A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company.


Online prices change — minute by minute

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO

Prices during this holiday season are more volatile than usual.


Sony hack puts all companies on alert

By MAE ANDERSON

Suddenly every major company could be the target of cyberextortion.


Gas pipeline office closing in Alaska

The office of the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects is shutting down after not being included in the budget bill that Congress recently passed.



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