Mixed blessing for a small town
While much of the U.S. frets over a residential real-estate slump, this small farming town on Washington State's plains has the opposite worry: A boom-town economy is inflating housing prices.
Quincy has the Web to thank -- or to blame. The town's economic boom began with the arrival of three high-profile neighbors: Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and Intuit Inc. In 2006, the tech giants separately announced plans to build new computer-data centers here.