Which of the top Northwest companies would get your investment dollars? Imagine that your retirement depends on making the right choice.

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Congratulations! You’ve been given $1 million tax free.

But there’s a catch: You have to invest it in one of the top companies from this year’s Best of the Northwest. And your bet will make the difference between a comfortable retirement and dog food. In addition, you have to hold this stock for at least five years.

I’ve found that many people in the Puget Sound region are loyal in their stock picks. That was ruinous with Washington Mutual. But others became very wealthy from getting in on such outfits as Microsoft or Amazon.

So check out this year’s report and throw your dice.

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This Week’s Links:

• ‘Discipline’ for airlines, pain for fliers | NY Times

London’s got 26 miles of new railroad tunnels | Wired

Why currency manipulation matters | Peterson Institute

The Too Big to Fail subsidy has collapsed | Rortybomb

Inequality of opportunity: useful policy construct or will o’ the wisp? | Vox

Is Elon Musk just a billionaire welfare king? | Oil Price blog

Today’s Econ Haiku:

Trans-Pacific Trade

Couldn’t trans across the House

Fast track just got slow



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