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      Corbis swaps photographs for product placement

      Corbis, the image licensing company founded in 1989 by Bill Gates, has swapped photographs for product placement as it...

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      US bank chief calls for higher minimum wage

      The head of a the biggest union-owned US bank is leading a charge for higher minimum wages across the sector, saying...

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    1. April 29, 2016

      Amazon shines in turbulent week for tech giants

      It has been a turbulent week for some of the biggest brands in the tech industry. Apple reported the first fall in...

    2. April 8, 2016

      BMW to launch ‘Airbnb for cars’ service in Seattle

      BMW is preparing to become the first carmaker to launch a “premium Airbnb for cars” service, as the leader in luxury...

    3. April 5, 2016

      Portland, Oregon

      Population 620,000 (wider metropolitan area 2.4m)State corporate tax 6.6% up to $1m; 7.6% above that Unicorns 0 The...

    4. March 31, 2016

      Living wage: Seattle’s wage rise could sting in recession

      In downtown Seattle on a Wednesday morning, diners at Miller’s Guild, an upscale eatery, are quietly choosing between...

    5. March 29, 2016

      World watches Britain’s ‘living wage’ experiment

      “I feel as though I have died and gone to heaven,” said Britain’s skills minister in a recent speech, as he prepares to...

    6. February 23, 2016

      Antitrust issues kill possibility of Honeywell-UTC deal

      When the new 737 Max passenger jet took off for its maiden flight last month into the rainy skies above Seattle, only...

    7. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Barnes & Noble imagines the unimaginable

      Imagine a world in which Amazon, the leading online book retailer, decided to open physical stores. Well, investors in...

    8. January 28, 2016

      Boeing grapples with production challenges

      Of the several 737 short-haul passenger jets that will embark on maiden flights from the Boeing factory at Renton,...

    9. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Boeing's 747: a brief history

      It’s not quite farewell to the 747 airliner, but Boeing on Thursday took a step towards ending production by halving...

    10. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Starbucks shares slide after its Q1 results

      An aggressive push into China helped Starbucks grow its topline in the final quarter of 2015 but not enough to win...

    11. January 18, 2016

      One small boy’s journey from a Chinese street to Seattle

      “Hello kind people! When you see this child, you will doubtless criticise the parents for being immoral. But we have no...

    12. December 29, 2015

      Seattle, US: a different west coast scene

      Metropolitan population 3,600,000 State income tax: 0% (1 of 7 US states with no income tax) Students attending...

    13. Tech blog

      December 15, 2015

      #techFT - Follow the money men to fintech

      The financial tech sector’s start-ups are now attracting banking’s grandees, Uber drivers in Seattle may start a union,...

    14. FT Alphaville

      December 15, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Can new build supply be the panacea that many appear to hope? - Makes you wonder what the Fed...

    15. December 15, 2015

      Uber drivers win union ‘breakthrough’

      Drivers for ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft may soon be able to unionise in Seattle, a first in the US that...

    16. November 16, 2015

      Carrie Brownstein — riot grrrl who turned to writing: interview

      During a recent speaking date in California, Carrie Brownstein ended up officiating the marriage of two female fans....

    17. November 6, 2015

      Amazon opens a new chapter with bookstore

      Apple’s brick-and mortar stores have become established in many consumers’ minds as seamless extensions of the...

    18. November 4, 2015

      The Amazon boss who conquered the cloud

      Selling porcelain figurines and starting a cloud computing company may seem like rather different skills. But Andy...

    19. November 3, 2015

      Amazon opens its first bricks-and-mortar bookstore

      If you love small bookshops, and hate Amazon, you may want to think again. The world’s largest online retailer, often...

    20. September 24, 2015

      US tech chiefs put brave face on Xi Jinping meeting

      Silicon Valley sought to put a brave face on its fraying business relations with China on Wednesday, as some of the US...

    21. September 23, 2015

      Boeing touts China orders and plant plans

      Boeing marked the visit of President Xi Jinping to Seattle on Wednesday by announcing a significant deepening of its...

    22. September 23, 2015

      Xi will have to yield power to the private sector

      If Xi Jinping, China’s supreme leader, understands anything, it is the nature of power. That is why his first call...

    23. September 23, 2015

      China manufacturing contracts at fastest pace in more than 6 years

      China’s crucial manufacturing sector is having its worst month since the depths of the global financial crisis in early...

    24. September 23, 2015

      Xi Jinping seeks to ease hosts’ fears as US visit begins

      Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to punish cyber-hackers and implement difficult economic reforms, while...

    25. September 22, 2015

      E-commerce: Amazon pops, Alibaba drops

      Jeff Bezos may run around Seattle, war paint daubed on his head, barking orders into his Fire Phone, urging employees...

    26. September 21, 2015

      Confrontational mood beneath the pomp as Xi Jinping visits US

      When Xi Jinping begins a week-long visit to the US in Seattle on Tuesday, the Chinese president will be accorded all...

    27. September 11, 2015

      US-China: High-tech diplomacy

      When former Chinese president Hu Jintao visited the US in 2006, his first stop was a Boeing plant in Seattle. After his...

    28. August 23, 2015

      UK grocers brace for launch of Amazon food delivery service

      When Amazon was testing its grocery delivery service in Seattle in 2008, Brook Hurst Stephens was among the first to...

    29. August 11, 2015

      Buyer remorse explains Google’s restructuring

      When Google listed its shares on the stock market more than a decade ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin wrote to investors...

    30. July 22, 2015

      Wages of New York fast-food staff set to double

      Tens of thousands of fast-food workers in New York are in line to have their wages almost doubled, in one of the...

    31. June 24, 2015

      New Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg eyes jet production challenge

      As each 787 Dreamliner left the production line at Boeing’s Everett factory near Seattle in the first quarter of this...

    32. May 24, 2015

      Time to tackle rugby injuries

      About half an hour into the opening clash of last winter’s Six Nations rugby union tournament, Welshman George North...

    33. May 19, 2015

      Los Angeles boosts fight on minimum wage

      Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the US to embrace a movement to raise minimum wages, when its city...

    34. April 23, 2015

      Food and tea hoist Starbucks sales

      Increased food and tea offerings at Starbucks advanced sales and traffic to the world’s largest coffee chain. Profits...

    35. April 20, 2015

      $5.9bn deal fuels hot property M&A market

      Prologis, one of the world’s largest industrial property landlords, has agreed to buy KTR Capital, a real estate...

    36. March 19, 2015

      Elon Musk tempers autonomous driving claims

      Elon Musk, the Tesla Motors boss known for his expansive claims for technology, appeared to promise a leap forward in...

    37. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will...

    38. March 17, 2015

      Microsoft sends Explorer into retirement

      It was once used by nearly 1bn people, making it one of the world’s best-known technology brands. But even Microsoft,...

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