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Feds study steering on Pierce fire trucks

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports of steering problems that could affect up to 1,500 Pierce fire trucks nationwide.



Novak will be new president of ABC

By JOURNAL STAFF

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington named Wendy Novak to succeed Kathleen Garrity as the group's next president. Garrity will leave ABC June 30.


Developer group appeals Seattle's decision on housing ‘linkage fees'

By JOURNAL STAFF

The appeal says the fees need a full review because they will affect housing, jobs, land use and transit.


State House bill would cut pot prices

By GENE JOHNSON

It would make state stores more competitive with the black market by replacing the three-tier tax structure with a single 30 percent tax at the point of sale.


Target to cut $2B in costs in effort to be more agile

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MARLEY JAY

The chain plans to spend $2 billion on capital expenditures but half of that will be for technology — not stores and renovations.


Supreme Court allows ‘Amazon tax' challenge

By SAM HANANEL

Justice Anthony Kennedy noted the “startling revenue shortfall” from untaxed Internet sales and the unfairness to local retailers and customers who pay taxes at stores.


CEOs say new trade deals would increase jobs in U.S.

Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for their companies overseas.


Firm may offer Paine Field service

A Snohomish County Council vote could be an initial step toward commercial air service at the Paine Field airport.


U.S. is running out of places to store oil

By JONATHAN FAHEY

Many analysts say crude is poised to fall sharply — maybe all the way to $20 a barrel — because it continues to flood into storage.



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