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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

What top American executives really think about their workforce

"Harvard Business School Alumni reported 56 separate instances where they moved 1,000 or more U.S. jobs to foreign countries, zero cases of moving that many jobs in one block to America from abroad, and just four cases of creating that many new jobs in the United States."

WASHINGTON POST

Washington ranks No. 8 for health research funding

According to data released today from "United for Medical Research," Washington state "brought in $835.2 million in NIH funding in 2013."

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Home Depot security breach in United States and Canada

The consequences of the data breach, which Home Depot confirmed on Monday, are still unclear. But it's very possible that the breach could potentially "expose millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards" at its stores.

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Sleepless in Seattle houseboat sells for more than $2 million

According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, Jim and Loretta Healy originally bought the boat for $550,000 and listed it for sale for $2.5 million in 2008. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Starbucks and "mass localization"

There are 23,000 Starbucks worldwide. What will it take to make each one feel unique?

FAST COMPANY

Possible $10 billion deal between Boeing and Ryanair

Business Insider reports that a deal between Ryanair and Boeing - for about 100 "737 MAX" planes - could be reached by the middle of September. 

BUSINESS INSIDER

Starbucks tasting rooms are on their way

As King 5's Bruce Horovitz wrote, "for Starbucks in recent years, success has been all about spreading the brand to any and every place the customer wants to be."

KING-TV

Why CVS is quitting tobacco

On Wednesday, CVS (now known as "CVS Health") not only announced that they're rebranding, but also revealed their decision to stop selling tobacco products. They expect to lose two billion dollars in revenue within the first year.

NEW YORKER

J.C. Penny leaving Bellevue Square

J.C. Penny is closing its store at Bellevue Square after 55 years at the location. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Elon Musk challenges Jeff Bezos over rocket patent

SpaceX founder Elon Musk is challenging a patent application filed by Jeff Bezos' space company, Blue Origin, for "landing spent launch vehicles on floating sites at sea." 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL
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