Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ

Business / Corporate Jan 19, 2018

Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ

Amazon.com Inc. has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also ...

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

World Aug 3, 2017

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

Residents of the U.S. Pacific Northwest were enduring sweltering heat on Wednesday as temperatures smashed records and hit triple digits in a region better known for rain and mild weather. Portland had a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 Celsius) on Wednesday, meteorologists said, well ...

Seattle's $15 minimum wage has cost jobs, new study indicates

Business Jun 27, 2017

Seattle's $15 minimum wage has cost jobs, new study indicates

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has boosted pay in low-wage jobs since it ...

World / Crime & Legal Apr 7, 2017

Seattle mayor accused of sex abuse against teen boy

A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, and in interviews with The Seattle Times, two other men claim he abused them. The mayor denied the allegations through his personal spokesman Jeff Reading. "These false ...

Amazon tests Seattle grocery pickup service

Business Mar 29, 2017

Amazon tests Seattle grocery pickup service

Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle. The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be able to order groceries online and drive to a pickup location, where crews will deliver ...