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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 6:01 P.M.

French aerospace deal includes Zodiac plant in Newport

French aerospace manufacturing giant Safran’s $9 billion deal to acquire compatriot aircraft interiors company Zodiac includes a string of Zodiac subsidiaries in Washington state. Zodiac operates plants making cabin interiors in Bellingham, Everett and Marysville and in Newport in Eastern Washington on the border with Idaho.

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Samsung Electronics said Friday it will announce on Monday the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire. (Ahn Young-joon / AP)

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 10:31 A.M.

Samsung expected to blame irregular battery size for phone fires

Samsung announced Friday that it’s finally going to reveal what caused its Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire and explode. The company stopped making its flagship phone in October, after two messy rounds of recalls that asked customers to turn in their smartphones – and then the “safe” phones issued to replace them.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 12:14 P.M.

Inland Imaging merges with Missoula Radiology

Inland Imaging, PS and Missoula Radiology, PC combined their professional radiology groups effective Jan. 1. As Missoula Radiology and Inland Imaging, the company will employ 72 radiologists, making it one of the largest professional radiology practices in the western U.S. ...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 12:10 P.M.

Amazon Web Services passes Google on most popular list

In some corners of the high-tech workplace, is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application in November, up one spot from a year earlier.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:38 A.M.

Home construction jumps, led by more apartment building

U.S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged. Housing starts jumped 11.3 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

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UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 12:31 P.M.

Half of U.S. wineries might be sold in the next five years

The Silicon Valley Bank State of the Wine Industry 2017 report, released Wednesday, predicts a continuing vineyard land grab this year. “This sell-off phenomenon is not a real estate bubble,” insists author Rob McMillan, founder of the bank’s wine division.

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