May 31, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: More millionaires

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🏆 A special shout out to Declan Mallady of Snoqualmie Elementary who tied for 22nd in this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee.

🤑 Seattle gained millionaires at the sixth-highest rate among U.S. cities between 2013 and 2023, adding 3,700 millionaires, nine centimillionaires and one billionaire to its tally last year.

  • That adds up to an estimated 54,200 millionaires, 130 centimillionaires and 11 billionaires in total in our area. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

🏡 Washington is giving nearly $40 million in grants to programs, including in Seattle and King County, to help homes and businesses shift from fossil fuels to electric heat pumps. (GeekWire)

✈️ Boeing faces federal regulators this week over how it plans to resolve safety problems found when a 737 MAX-9 jet experienced a mid-flight door plug blowout in January.

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