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Total tax refunds to date are down 23%

By MARCY GORDON

Most taxpayers did receive a tax cut, but because of how some adjusted their withholding, some refunds have been smaller than anticipated.

GE to downsize Boston HQ, return $87M

General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago.


95 Kent apartments sell for $14M

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Kentwood Apartments, at 22425 Benson Road S.E. in Kent, have sold for $14.1 million, according to King County records.


Amazon cancels plan for big headquarters in N.Y.

By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON

Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies.


Bechtel building for sale in Richland

By JOURNAL STAFF

A Richland office building occupied by Bechtel National for over 20 years will be auctioned.


Recycler fined $98K for polluting river

State officials say a Seattle metal recycling company has been fined $98,000 for discharging pollutants into the Duwamish River.


School district buys building for $13M

By JOURNAL STAFF

An office building at 3600 S. 344th St. in Federal Way has sold for $13 million, according to King County records.


Investors face taxes on funds that fell in 2018

By STAN CHOE

As if the worst year for stocks in nearly a decade weren't bad enough, many investors now have to pay a tax bill on top of it.


Congress urged to fully open banking system to pot industry

Most Americans live in states where marijuana is legally available but most banks don't want anything to do with the cannabis industry.


Museum neighbors lose fight over views into their homes

A British judge ruled Tuesday that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw legal stones, rejecting a claim that a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery invaded the privacy of residents in luxury apartments next door.


Mixed finish for stocks

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA


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