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

Yakima farmers struggle to meet demand for hops

There aren't enough farm workers -- and there are a lot more micro breweries.

SEATTLE TIMES

Is Seattle the "next big startup hub?"

Matt Enrlichman cites 3 reasons why the Emerald city is a "mega-talented hub for innovation."

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Facebook, Google cut ties with American Legislative Exchange Council

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is, according to Grist, a "notorious lobbying group that pushes all kinds of anti-climate and anti-clean-energy legislation." Google cut ties on Monday, and Facebook just announced today that they'll be cutting ties as well.

GRIST

So you don't want to leave Twitter to add something to your Amazon wish list...

Well, you can now do it on Twitter. Amazon and Twitter have partenered to offer a new "Amazon wish list" function. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Paparazzi stage multiple takes of iPhone buyers leaving London store

Cameramen photographing two early purchasers of the iPhone 6 at a store in the U.K. requested several reshoots of their elated exit.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Will Alibaba take over here like it did in China?

Its size and partnership with Chinese suppliers are assets, but it will have to build a U.S. audience from scratch.

WASHINGTON POST

More job cuts at Microsoft

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft will "roll out" another round of job cuts tomorrow, in addition to the 18,000 "reductions" that occurred in July.

BLOOMBERG.COM

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)
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