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The Seattle Times Takes On Hometown Amazon

Here in Seattle, Amazon is growing like crazy, adding thousands of jobs and building several skyscrapers just off downtown, something that will add hundreds of construction jobs. But at what cost? That's what The Seattle Times asks in a tough, excellent four-part series that riffs off the company's logo to go "Behind the smile in Seattle." I'm particularly interested in...
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Amazon’s planned office in downtown Seattle includes massive biodomes

Technology : (2 years ago)

Plants. That's going to be the secret weapon for Amazon if they get their way in Seattle as their plans (pdf) include three massive biodomes in the front yard of their proposed skyscraper offices in the downtown area at 7th Avenue a... Read Post

The Case for the Arena: Build It in Seattle and Support Downtown Businesses or Let All That Money Slip Away to the Suburbs

United States / Seattle : Slog (2 years ago)

If Seattle builds a new Sonics arena in Sodo, we'll draw tens of thousands of patrons downtown dozens of times a year. Those people will spend hundreds of millions of dollars here. But if Seattle passes on this deal, you better beli... Read Post

Possible Headline for Next Friday: "Best Year for Employment since the '90s"

Business & Finance / Economics : CalculatedRisk (4 hours ago)

As of the October BLS report, the economy has added 2.225 million private sector jobs, and 2.285 million total jobs in 2014.The consensus is the economy will add another 220 thousand jobs in November (215 thousand private sector job... Read Post

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