Facebook is planning to lease offices in three Bellevue towers, sources say

Facebook is planning to lease offices in three Bellevue towers, sources say

Short-term leases in the towers would allow Facebook to grow in Bellevue while it waits for construction to be completed in the nearby Spring District, where it’s considering taking space.

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Southwest Airlines grounded Boeing 737s for weight issues

Southwest Airlines grounded Boeing 737s for weight issues

Southwest Airlines grounded 66 of its Boeing 737 jets last Wednesday after discovering issues with the carrier’s aircraft weight records. Southwest said approximately 30 flights were cancelled and affected customers were re-accommodated. Asked why the carrier suddenly had issues with its airplane weight records, Southwest said only that the issue “was corrected overnight, and the aircraft were cleared to operate by Thursday morning.” The spokesperson declined to say whether the airline…

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Why a Portland marketing firm — now celebrating 40 years — almost didn’t make it to year 20

Why a Portland marketing firm — now celebrating 40 years — almost didn’t make it to year 20

It was around 1978 when Jeanie Coates, then the art director at an advertising agency in San Francisco, learned that her father back home in Portland had become ill. She moved back, eager to continue to her career in Portland, but the job market in her chosen field left her unimpressed. “There just weren’t job opportunities with agencies I was interested in in Portland,” said Coates. “So I went freelance and bought art supplies and business cards. Next thing I knew, I was in business as a sole proprietor…

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Bird, Lime pull scooters from Santa Monica for a day after losing out to Uber, Lyft

Bird, Lime pull scooters from Santa Monica for a day after losing out to Uber, Lyft

Santa Monicans who planned to ride a Bird or Lime scooter on Tuesday will be out of luck. The shared electric vehicle companies have declared “A Day Without a Scooter” to rally public support for their brands. Bird and Lime scooters will be unrideable in the city on Aug. 14 in order to demonstrate “the community’s reliance on the scooters.” The move comes as Lyft and Uber-owned Jump emerged as the frontrunners to receive two coveted permits for Santa Monica’s 16-month shared scooter…

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OfferUp raises $39 million and wants $111 million more to take on Craigslist and eBay

OfferUp raises $39 million and wants $111 million more to take on Craigslist and eBay

The Bellevue-based company is now worth $1.35 billion, making it one of the most valuable startups in the Puget Sound region.

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OfferUp raises $39 million and wants $111 million more to take on Craigslist and eBay

Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues

Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues

Southwest Airlines abruptly grounded 66 Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet last Wednesday after issues with the carrier’s aircraft weight records were discovered. In an internal memo to employees on the matter that was obtained by sister publication the Chicago Business Journal, Southwest said: Aircraft weight is important because dispatch personnel and pilots need the correct information to determine the amount of fuel to load and other data needed to safely operate a flight. The memo on the…

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