Staples to close 225 stores as sales move online
By TOM MURPHY
Staples will shut down more than 10 percent of its stores in North American by the end of next year, the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week and the latest evidence of a retail landscape that is being altered drastically by the way Americans shop.
Hannay Realty buys downtown buildings
By JOURNAL STAFF
A partnership formed by Phoenix-based Hannay Realty Advisors said it bought two downtown Seattle buildings: the Miken Building, an eight-story, 47,000-square-foot structure at 1417 Fourth Ave., and the Broderick Building, a six-story, 70,000-square-foot building at 615 Second Ave.
Iceland startup finds success with trivia app
By JENNA GOTTLIEB
A small startup has taken the gaming world by storm, finding success with its QuizUp trivia app and spurning offers to abandon its remote Iceland headquarters in favor of California's Silicon Valley.