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Odds of earning more than your parents have plunged

The likelihood that young adults will earn more than their parents has plummeted in recent decades, a study has found, fueling concerns that the American dream of steady upward mobility is foundering amid a widening wealth gap.



Belltown hotel/apartment tower doubles in size, but not in height

By BRIAN MILLER

When plans were last seen in March for a 17-story hotel/condo tower in Belltown, the dimensions were tight.


Next year's hot color? ‘Greenery'

Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty “greenery” as the color of the year for 2017.

180 Puyallup units sold for $36.1M

By JOURNAL STAFF

Pierce County records show the recent sale of Canterbury Apartments for $36.1 million. The seller was Canterbury Apartment Homes LLC, associated with developer Ray N. Dally.


Hilton Bellevue sells for $84.2M

The seller was PD Bellevue Associates LLC, which acquired the property in 2005 for $48.5 million, when it was branded as a DoubleTree.

Artists fear crackdown after fatal Oakland fire

By JOCELYN GECKER

People living in buildings with numerous code violations fear their lifestyles and the Bay Area's vibrant art scene are endangered.


Woman sentenced for mail theft

A 27-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing mail from more than 900 Spokane residents.


Silicon Valley disrupting the way we bank but change is slowed by complexity, trust

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE

By 2023, Citibank expects financial technology — or “fintech” — startups to control 17 percent of a $1.2 trillion market.


Truck safety rollback may be just the beginning

By JOAN LOWY and DAVID DISHNEAU

Safety advocates say there probably will also be a push to increase weight limits and allow longer trailers.


Seattle energy consultant seeks dismissal of charges in $24M Oregon solar project

Prosecutors say Martin Shain created a fake invoice from a fictional subcontractor to help secure nearly $12 million in tax credits.


Harvard cuts gas emissions by 30%

Harvard University says it has achieved a 2008 goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent.



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