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Hey kids: Get a job!

Better yet, Seattle's next mayor should make sure all high school students spend a year working. It's the best thing he can do to prepare them for adulthood ... and boost graduation rates too.

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

Amgen's out (and with it: 660 jobs in the WA biotech industry)

The largest biotech employer in the area, Amgen, is closing -- an event that "highlights the region's struggle to grow into a world-class biotech hub."

SEATTLE TIMES

Uber, Airbnb court business travelers

The Bellevue-based travel expense company, Concur, signed onto partnerships with Uber and Airbnb this week to make it easier for business travelers to bill their employers for rides and rooms.

GEEKWIRE

How power changes perception of time

Time is the great equalizer, but a UC Berkeley study found that people in power believe they have more time than others. 

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Is Zillow at brink of real estate domination?

Seattle-based Zillow could become an even bigger force in the real estate world if it moves forward with plans to acquire Trulia.

BLOOMBERG NEWS

Boeing accused of age discrimination

The union representing Boeing engineers filed charges of age discrimination against the company on Wednesday.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Businesses battle to dominate breakfast

Breakfast in America is changing — people are consuming less cereal, eating out more and growing more health-conscious. How are fast-food businesses like Dunkin' Donuts responding to the trends to come out on top? Taco Bell thinks their new waffle taco is the answer. 

WALL STREET JOURNAL

How Microsoft’s job cuts impact contractors

Microsoft’s massive layoffs don’t just affect formal employees. Geekwire takes a look at potential cutbacks on contract workers.

GEEKWIRE

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is actually…limited

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited is missing titles from five of the biggest book publishers, amid disputes over e-book prices.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Alibaba eyes Seattle for new outpost

Chinese retail behemoth Alibaba has started recruiting engineers in the Seattle area, Geekwire reports.

GEEKWIRE

Seattle company may open marijuana “warehouse”

A Seattle-based company is looking at purchasing property in Lacey to open a warehouse-sized pot facility.   

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