Marcie Sillman talks with Les Leyne, legislative reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, about the latest news from the north, including the recent purchase of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons by Burger King.
Jeannie Yandel speaks with entrepreneur and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer about what investors look for when scoping out new projects.
Startup accelerator TechStars just started its fifth installment in Seattle, after having chosen ten startup companies out of a pool of 600 for a three-month crash course on development and pitching in the University District.
Ross Reynolds visited some of the workers who have participated in the strikes at Amazon fulfillment centers in Germany. The country is the second biggest market for the Seattle-based online retailer. While selling in Germany may be straightforward for Amazon, labor relations are not.
Since May last year, union employees at Amazon fulfillment centers in Germany have been gone on strike seven times for one to three days at a time.
Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 9:44 am
Oregon regulators plan to decide Monday whether to deny a permit for a coal export dock in Boardman to preserve tribal fishing on the Columbia River.
The Morrow Pacific coal export project needs a permit from the Oregon Department of State Lands to build a dock for coal barges. The project would ship nearly 9 million tons of coal from Wyoming and Montana to Asia. It would transfer coal shipments from trains to barges in Boardman, and load the coal onto ships at a dock in Clatskanie, Oregon.