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Unemployment claims drop as state cracks down on fraud

The Employment Security Department has already recovered and stopped payments of hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims.
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Opinion: The federal government must adapt to crisis

Effective leaders look to the past to chart a course forward. Bold and decisive actions to support our economy, as those taken by Congress, demonstrate how a strong federal government can mitigate na…
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Editor's notebook: When the economy shut down, business owners opened up to us

Last November, I sat in a conference room with a group of Seattle-area small business owners to discuss the challenges they faced in a booming economy. Toward the end of the conversation, when formal…
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Amazon is turning 125,000 of its new temporary hires into permanent ones

The move increases Amazon's employee rolls by nearly 16% and comes as Amazon continues to face scrutiny over the safety of its workers during the pandemic
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Microsoft investment leads establishment of UW accessible tech center

The University of Washington established an accessible technology center with a $2.5 million investment from Microsoft, the school announced in a Thursday news release. The Center for Research and …
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Redmond company powers Cessna Caravan in electric aviation milestone

In its first flight during, the electric airplane climbed 2,500 feet and made several turns before returning to the airport in Moses Lake.
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Bezos pledges to match donations for new Covid-19 relief fund

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has agreed to match individual contributions to a new philanthropy fund aimed at helping those affected by Covid-19. Bezos said he will to contribute up to $25 million to All i…
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Gov. Inslee confronts mounting pressure to reopen economy

Washington state is growing restless, as demonstrated by a feisty exchange during the governor's most recent news conference.
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New tool shows how close Seattle is to further reopening the economy

Over the last 14 days, the county has seen 28 new cases per 100,000 people. It needs to drop to 16 cases before the county can go to Phase 2 of reopening the economy.
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Community Threads tees raise thousands for local non-profits

The high school seniors who started a t-shirt company to raise money for the Ballard Food Bank and Mary’s Place have sold hundreds of tees since they launched earlier this month. Ballard resident and…
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Updates and improvements coming to Route 44 corridor

King County Metro is planning some updates to the busy Route 44 corridor between Ballard and the University District, including traffic signal modifications and new pedestrian crossings. In Ballard, …
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4 considerations on reopening businesses safely after Covid-19

How and when are we reopening our economy has been on the minds of business owners across Washington state. The feeling of guilt that accompanies this question is understandable. Lives are at stake a…
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Patti Payne: Masks, food are lifelines for front lines

Couture designer Luly Yang intends to deliver face masks to any businesses that have reopened at the Pike Place Market.
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Shuttle companies brace for hit from telecommuting policies

One executive said more people working from home in the long-term could have a negative effect on the industry, but there are reasons for optimism.
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The week in bankruptcies: A-to-Zen Total Wellness PLLC.

Seattle area bankruptcy courts recorded one business filing during the week that ended May 22. Year to date through May 22, the court recorded 26 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, …
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