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Madrona Venture raises another $300 million fund to invest in Northwest startups :


Madrona Venture Group http://www.madrona.com/ , a longtime venture investing firm in Seattle, has raised $300 million for its next pool of funds to pour into startups, the firm announced Tuesday. The ...


Shared Housing Startups Are Taking Off :


A Crunchbase News analysis of residential-focused real estate startups uncovered a raft of companies with a shared and temporary housing focus that have raised funding in the past year or so. Joanna ...


Helping U.S. manufacturers: What works?:


One of the chasms in today's political economy relates to manufacturing. Broadly speaking, many elites believe that the one-two punch of globalization (trade) and technology (robotics) has effectively ...


Balancing recreation and the needs of wildlife in the Yellowstone region is a tough task:


Wolverines and bighorn sheep have given humans an insight into winter backcountry use in the Teton Mountains -- namely that the prime powder stashes that backcountry skiers and snowboarders like to poach ...


As millions of tourists flood the region, is Yellowstone being loved to death?:


On a summer's day, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a busy place. The Hyalite Peak trail south of Bozeman features a steady stream of foot traffic, one of the most popular forest recreation destinations ...


Recreation Is Bigger Share of U.S. Economy than Ag or Mining, Report Says:




Patagonia v. Trump:




Why Towns Across America Struggle to Fill Jobs:


It is the day-to-day reality, and it's about to get worse. When both unemployment and wages are low, employers will struggle to fill the jobs they bring to a community. They need to understand ...


The pre-fab skyscraper? Bay Area housing crisis brings new era for modular homes:


Inside a nondescript warehouse in a nondescript industrial park, workers for RAD Urban are assembling the building blocks of a modern apartment building. Piece by piece, along a factory line, workers ...


Visitors spent $499M in communities near Yellowstone National Park in 2017, report says :


A new National Park Service report shows the 4.1 million people who visited Yellowstone in 2017 spent $498.8 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,354 jobs in the local area ...


Reporters Worry Award Ceremony For Rep. Gianforte Could Taint Paper's Credibility:


Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte one of its Spirit of Enterprise Awards. About 40 local chamber members attended an award ceremony amidst giant rolls of ...


The New Retirement: Near the Kids:


Investment in senior living is seen as a "portfolio diversifier," Ms. Mace said. "It doesn't necessarily respond to the same business cycles as other types of real estate. It tends to be more of a need-based ...


New Hiring Policy Threatens Seasonal Employees at National Parks:




State of the App Economy Report Highlights American Leadership in the $950 Billion App Economy:


American businesses are driving the $950 billion app economy, according to a new report by ACT | The App Association. The 2018 State of the App Economy report explores the all-encompassing app ecosystem ...


Hulu Live TV Lineup Now Includes Nearly 600 Local Stations Across the U.S.:


A year after Hulu launched its live-streaming pay-TV service, the biggest changes to the programming lineup have been on the local front. Hulu with Live TV now provides 51 national cable channels and ...


The single-family house: An American icon faces an uncertain future:


Demographic, political and meteorological changes are calling the future of the single-family house into question. Its critics say that the house is too sprawling in a time of climate change, too expensive ...


How Big Is the Minimum-Wage Workforce in Your State?:




Wells Fargo Said to Be Target of $1 Billion U.S. Fine:


Federal regulators are poised to impose a $1 billion fine on Wells Fargo for years of selling unnecessary products to customers, the toughest action by the Trump administration against a major bank. The ...


A personal message from Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher - Senators demand investigation:


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Why "Smart" Manufacturing Matters and How Countries Are Supporting It:


The digitalization of manufacturing is changing how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced, just as it's transforming the operations, processes, and energy footprint of factories and ...


Podcast - What Wharton Faculty Would Have Asked Mark Zuckerberg:


Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), for example, asked Zuckerberg, "How do you sustain a business model in which users don't pay for your services?" With a straight face, the Facebook CEO said, "Senator, we run ...


Wells Fargo could face $1 billion penalty for auto and mortgage abuses:


Wells Fargo may pay a $1 billion penalty for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees. The beleaguered bank warned on Friday that it may revise its first quarter ...


Albertsons has lost money for years. This is what it says now about its finances.:


Albertsons https://www.albertsons.com/ eked out a profit in its latest fiscal year, ending a string of money-losing years and brightening the Boise grocer's future as it prepares to merge with ...


Two American Power Centers Are About to Clash:


The most interesting intellectual conversations right now are going on in San Francisco and Washington. What happens as tech dreams collide with government realities? by Tyler Cowen https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-03/silicon-valley-and-washington-are-now-in-charge ...


Where Companies Welcome Refugees, the More, the Better:




Watch: dozens of local TV anchors read the same anti-"false news" script in unison - Sinclair TV Stations in Montana:


Dozens of anchors. Same Sinclair script. By Emily Stewart https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/2/17189302/sinclair-broadcast-fake-news-biased-trump-viral-video *** Sinclair ...
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Can Apple help save the American shopping mall? Apple's retail chief thinks so:


Hundreds of malls are on the brink of collapse as department stores close, victims of Americans' appetite for online shopping. Apple, also a major player in online sales, thinks it can buck this trend. Apple's ...


Exchange or exploitation? Ski towns turn to foreign students:




18 Millennials Changing the Face of Legal Tech - Approximately half are women:


With the rise of innovation comes a whole new legion of Millennial legal technologists looking to shape, shake up, and ultimately disrupt old habits in the practice of law. These eighteen young leaders ...


Review uncovers IBM's tactics to oust older workers:


IBM violated age-discrimination laws by cutting more than 20,000 US employees over age 40 in the past five years and replacing many of them with younger, less experienced workers, a ProPublica review ...

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