Top News & Analysis Seattle

  • LOS ANGELES, June 30- Nearly 9,000 Starbucks Corp workers and supporters have signed an online petition saying that the company has made "extreme labor cuts" at U.S. cafes, hurting employee morale as well as customer service. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and other executives have spoken with Jaime Prater, a Southern California barista and the petition's creator,...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- When New York and California became the first states to lift the minimum hourly wage towards $15 earlier this year, New York state adopted a two-speed system that makes it a perfect testing ground for both advocates and opponents of government mandated pay hikes. While California set a state-wide schedule of reaching the $15 level by 2022, New...

  • Design for Amazon's new Seattle headquarters

    Amazon's new dome-shaped headquarters is bringing renewable energy to the work space.

  • NEW YORK, June 28- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose as expected in April, but were down slightly from the prior month, a survey showed on Tuesday. Last week's vote by Great Britain to leave the European Union is the most recent political concern while the U.S. elections in the fall raise uncertainty and will distract home buyers and investors in the...

  • NEW YORK, June 28- Annualized U.S. single-family home prices rose as expected in April, but were down slightly from the prior month, a survey showed on Tuesday. Last week's vote by Great Britain to leave the European Union is the most recent political concern while the U.S. elections in the fall raise uncertainty and will distract home buyers and investors in the...

  • June 27- Starbucks Corp for the first time will sell single-origin, premium coffee from India in the United States as part of its effort to support coffee production in the country better known for its tea. John Culver, group president for Starbucks Coffee China/ Asia Pacific, told Reuters that the aim is for this to be the "first step in what we hope will be many...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After funding a successful campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to back similar efforts in several other U.S. cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • SEATTLE, June 14- For Seattle, home to cloud technology powerhouses Amazon Inc and Microsoft Corp, the process of upgrading the city's data systems is moving more at glacial dial-up speed than lightning-fast broadband. In 2014, Seattle hired a chief technology officer to move its aging data infrastructure to the cloud, meaning using remote servers run by...

  • June 13- Microsoft Corp will buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, a bold stroke by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his efforts to make the venerable software company a major force in next-generation computing. The $196- per-share price tag represented a premium of almost 50 percent over LinkedIn's stock market value as of Friday, but was...

  • June 13- Microsoft Corp will buy LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal, a bold stroke by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his efforts to make the venerable software company a major force in next-generation computing. The $196- per-share price tag represented a premium of almost 50 percent over LinkedIn's stock market value as of Friday, but was...

  • NEW YORK, June 10- U.S. Ten-year yields in Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom all struck record lows on Friday. "There is some flight to safety because of concerns about' Brexit'," said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • NEW YORK, June 10- U.S. Ten-year yields in Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom all struck record lows on Friday. "There is some flight to safety because of concerns about' Brexit'," said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid.

    Uber today will roll out a feature allowing users to schedule rides up to 30 days in advance.

  • *Amazon plans "methodical and considered" UK rollout. In a long-anticipated move to break into Britain's 178 billion pounds grocery market, the world's largest online retailer launched AmazonFresh on Thursday in parts of central and east London. "The entry of AmazonFresh into the UK doesn't come out of the blue but it will further worry investors about the...

  • An Amazon Fresh truck

    Amazon launched a British version of its AmazonFresh food delivery service in a long-anticipated move by the world's largest online retailer to break into the UK grocery market.

  • LONDON, June 9- Amazon launched a British version of its AmazonFresh food delivery service on Thursday in a long-anticipated move by the world's largest online retailer to break into the UK grocery market. Britain has one of the world's most developed online markets, with the big four supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury's, Wal-Mart's Asda and Morrisons competing...

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- The District of Columbia's city council approved a $15- an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, a rate adopted by a growing number of U.S. cities and states seeking to battle income inequality. Once approved, the U.S. capital will join California and New York in making $15 the hourly minimum. The $15 minimum is estimated to raise wages for 114,000 workers,...

  • June 7- Clinching a job on Wall Street soon may have as much to do with beating an algorithm as nailing the interview. "Up until this point, technology has only allowed you to find the best resume, but now it's a way of truly understanding the people that are applying," said Mark Newman, chief executive of Salt Lake City, Utah- based HireVue, a video-interviewing platform...