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Creperie boss starts 'abroad bonus' for employees

Creperie boss starts 'abroad bonus' for employeesA boss' bold move is catching attention. He's offering employees an 'abroad bonus' to boost morale.
  • Local
  • 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
Politics

Minimum wage hike bill stalls in OIympia

Minimum wage hike bill stalls in OIympiaSen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, says the bill would hurt small businesses and it placates "the egos of extreme Seattle liberals."
  • Politics
  • 6 hours, 54 minutes ago
Tech

Play PAC-MAN on Google Maps view of Seattle

Play PAC-MAN on Google Maps view of SeattleJust ahead of April Fools' Day, Google built the classic game into Google Maps, a tool that normally helps users navigate their travel.
  • Tech
  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
Seattle

Seattle minimum wage up to $11 for most Wednesday

Seattle minimum wage up to $11 for most WednesdayOwners of franchises like Subway say they are being hurt by the rules that say large businesses must increase their wage faster than small businesses.
  • Seattle
  • 2 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Salon trains sex trafficking survivors in Cambodia

Salon trains sex trafficking survivors in CambodiaA Shoreline salon owner now has employees cutting hair in Cambodia, but it's not for their profit.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Aerospace

Alaska goes 'Beyond' in competition with Delta

Alaska goes 'Beyond' in competition with DeltaThe airline showed off its new level of service, called Alaska Beyond, which includes food and entertainment technology.
  • Aerospace
  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Local

Companies pay employees not to drive to work

Companies pay employees not to drive to workOne way to fight traffic: give employees a free $4 coffee if they get to work in anything that's not a car.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
Seahawks

Steve Largent is top-selling throwback jersey in Washington

Steve Largent is top-selling throwback jersey in WashingtonThree other former athletes with Washington ties have the top-selling throwbacks in other states.
  • Seahawks
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Aerospace

Union vote set next month at Boeing's SC plants

Union vote set next month at Boeing's SC plantsLocal media outlets report that the National Labor Relations Board has set April 22 as the date for the vote on whether to unionize.representation by the Machinists.
  • Aerospace
  • 1 week ago
Tech

Mobile technology for safer driving

Mobile technology for safer drivingThere's still plenty of confusion what is and is not legal when it comes to using a cell phone in your car.
  • Tech
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Tech

Four smartphone apps to fight Seattle traffic

Four smartphone apps to fight Seattle trafficWhile most apps include basic routing and traffic conditions, some add cameras, speed traps, and even weather.
  • Tech
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Seattle

$34 million approved for Pike Place Market expansion

$34 million approved for Pike Place Market expansionThe renovation would consist of nearly 50 new stalls for farmers and artists, more retail space and a plaza.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Money

IRS has $28.7 million unclaimed refunds for Washington taxpayers

IRS has $28.7 million unclaimed refunds for Washington taxpayersThe IRS says they have $28.7 million waiting to be refunded by Washington state taxpayers who didn't file for federal income tax for 2011.
  • Money
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Science

Students fend off cyber attacks in competition

Students fend off cyber attacks in competitionStudents fend off cyber attacks in competition that doubles as an unusual job interview.
  • Science
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Money

Starbucks campaign encourages debate on race

Starbucks campaign encourages debate on raceStarbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging baristas to write "Race Together" on cups and start a discussion with their customers.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks ago
Money

Starbucks meeting: #RaceTogether and delivery

Starbucks meeting: #RaceTogether and deliveryThe company announced a 2-for-1 stock dividend and the launch of a delivery service. But the hot-button topic of the day was race.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks ago
Seattle

Judge won't block part of Seattle's minimum wage law

Judge won't block part of Seattle's minimum wage lawThe decision affects franchise businesses and when they have to meet the $15 per hour standard.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks ago
Consumer

Premera security breach exposes 11 million customers

Premera security breach exposes 11 million customersThe company is offering identity theft protection and credit monitoring.
  • Consumer
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Money

Sammamish tops the U.S. in household income

Sammamish tops the U.S. in household incomeA new study by nerdwallet.com ranks cities and suburbs by income.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Mobile ordering launches Tuesday at NW Starbucks stores

Mobile ordering launches Tuesday at NW Starbucks storesNorthwest coffee drinkers will be able to order their Starbucks latte on their smartphone starting March 17.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Money

Machinists seek union election at Boeing's SC plant

Machinists seek union election at Boeing's SC plantSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is a strong opponent of unions and has urged Boeing workers to reject unionization efforts.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Tech

5 things worth noting at SXSW

5 things worth noting at SXSWBetween tech, movies, music and entertainment, there's a lot going on at SXSW. Here are five things worth noting.
  • Tech
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hike

Venture capitalist: No 'not an option' on minimum wage hikeSome local business owners disagree with Nick Hanauer's assessment of what a $15 minimum wage will mean for Seattle.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Seattle

No buyers for famous 'Up' house in Seattle

No buyers for famous 'Up' house in SeattleA Ballard house, made famous when its owner refused to sell to a developer, couldn't attract a buyer at an auction Friday.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Aerospace

Should Washington tax incentives be tied to jobs?

Should Washington tax incentives be tied to jobs?Should Washington's Legislature approve a measure to tie economic incentives for industry directly to specific numbers of jobs?
  • Aerospace
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Tech

Report: Microsoft creating Cortana app for iOS, Android

Report: Microsoft creating Cortana app for iOS, AndroidThe new Cortana will appear on Windows 10 this fall and later as a standalone app for iOS and Android.
  • Tech
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Olympia

Veterans helping state fight cybersecurity war

Veterans helping state fight cybersecurity warThe state of Washington is recruiting and training military veterans to help fight a war on cyberterrorists.
  • Olympia
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago