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U.S. officials slap 220% tariff on Canadian jets

The U.S. Commerce Department today issued a preliminary finding that Canada’s Bombardier aircraft company was getting unfair subsidies for its CSeries jets — and laid out a plan that would more than triple the cost of the jets being bought … Continue reading

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Blue Origin points the way for Amazon’s HQ2

What do Jeff Bezos and his lieutenants look for when they’re in an expansive mood? That’s a key question in the multibillion-dollar contest to attract Amazon’s second headquarters, and the Blue Origin space venture – Bezos’ other multibillion-dollar enterprise – may well offer clues to the … Continue reading

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President Trump disbands 2 business councils

President Donald Trump says he’s disbanding two of his business advisory councils, focusing on manufacturing as well as strategy and policy. The move comes amid a wave of criticism and resignations sparked by last weekend’s deadly violence at a white … Continue reading

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Amazon hands out refunds for eclipse glasses

Amazon says it’s giving customers refunds for solar viewing glasses and filters that aren’t covered by the American Astronomical Society’s list of reputable vendors. “Safety is among our highest priorities,” Amazon explained in a statement provided to GeekWire. “Out of an … Continue reading

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Stoplight tips workmates to leave you alone

It’s a classic conundrum for coders: Sometimes you get so absorbed in what you’re doing that you hate being interrupted, and you can’t even stop to put up a “Do Not Disturb” sign. That’s where FlowLight could come in handy. … Continue reading

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Richard Branson sizes up Seattle’s billionaires

At the age of 66, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson has seen a lot of entrepreneurs come and go, but he’s also gotten to know some of the enduring titans of the tech industry, such as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and … Continue reading

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Six billion-dollar tips for entrepreneurs

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and VIPs converged on Seattle’s Pioneer Square today to get advice from one of the world’s flashiest business leaders, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson. The panel discussion, titled “Business Is an Adventure,” featured local startup masters such as … Continue reading

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