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Survey: High-rent cities worth paying more for

By JOSH BOAK

A two-bedroom in San Francisco averages $4,250, but renters still gave it an “A+” because of higher-paying tech jobs, outdoor space and lifestyle.



Target is beating Wal-Mart in turnaround

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO

Target aims to reinvent itself as a more nimble and innovative company and reclaim its reputation for cheap chic.


Oso general store may have to close

A general store in Snohomish County, 3 and a half miles away from the deadly mudslide last year, is facing closure just three months after opening.


PayPal eyes services for mobile world

By BRANDON BAILEY

PayPal is spinning off from parent company eBay this year and facing new competitive challenges, like Alibaba, Amazon and even Facebook.


Cannon Fish opens new plant in Kent

By JOURNAL STAFF

Cannon Fish Co. has renovated space to create a new seafood processing plant at 1025 Sixth Ave. N. in Kent that could one day employ 200 people.


New toll charges for Narrows Bridge

New toll charges on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge take effect July 1 after the state Transportation Commission adopted a two-step increase.


What small business wants in ‘16 election

By The Associated Press

There are no “one size fits all” issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign.


Even liquor bottles are talking to smartphones

By MICHELLE LOCKE

Smart Spout, for example, contains RFID technology and tilt sensors to track every ounce of liquor poured.


Cheap oil prices have hurt, not helped, the U.S. economy, and that's a surprise

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

Cheaper oil and gas had been expected to turbocharge spending and drive growth, more than making up for any economic damage caused by cutbacks in the U.S. oil patch.





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