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Don Brunell

business commentator

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Brunell: Wreaths help honor our fallen veterans

By Don Brunell December 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for a lost loved one. It is especially painful for America's military families whose son, daughter, spouse or parent was killed in action this year.

Brunell: Missouri cake baker one of the lucky ones

By Don Brunell December 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Rioters in Ferguson, Mo., shattered the windows of Natalie's Cakes and More and vandalized the baking equipment. However, when owner Natalie Dubose put her story on the Internet, Americans immediately responded, donating more than $260,000 to help her rebuild her business.

Brunell: A tax on business is really a tax on you

By Don Brunell December 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Jonathon Gruber recently created a stir with his comments about Obamacare and "the stupidity of the American voter."

Brunell: Freedom is a fragile thing

By Don Brunell November 25, 2014 6 a.m.

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy. For others, it's a time to volunteer at soup kitchens to help the less fortunate. For still others, it's simply a chance to eat a huge meal and watch football.

Brunell: Give charter schools a chance

By Don Brunell November 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, flooding cities and towns in four states and killing more than 1,800 people. The government response to Katrina, especially by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, became the poster child for an inept and incompetent bureaucracy.

Brunell: Washington's low-cost electricity appeals to BMW

By Don Brunell November 11, 2014 6 a.m.

There isI a new look to Bavarian tourism these days. In the past, tourists flocked to Munich's city square like Seattle's New Year's Eve revelers to the Space Needle. They came to see the ancient glockenspiel and a giant cuckoo clock on the city hall tower before dashing to the nearby famed Hofbrauhaus for beer, brats and Bavarian music.

Brunell: Connecting the dots on lower gas prices

By Don Brunell November 4, 2014 6 a.m.

It's often difficult to "connect the dots," to show people how the global marketplace affects their daily lives. But plunging gasoline prices are giving Americans a firsthand lesson in the law of supply and demand.

Brunell: Delta, Alaska rivalry could mean boost for Boeing

By Don Brunell October 28, 2014 6 a.m.

While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days.

Brunell: November election is about jobs and wages

By Don Brunell October 21, 2014 6 a.m.

November's election needs to be about the people who are unemployed or underemployed and how best to increase wages.

Brunell: We could have had an early Thanksgiving this year

By Don Brunell October 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Since 1957, our Canadian friends and neighbors have celebrated Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. Perhaps, this year we ought to have joined them.

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