Business

Fourteen year Wal-Mart employee Mary Watkins (right) marches in support of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

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Seattle's $15 minimum wage law says franchises must raise wages on the same schedule as big businesses.

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The Rainier Mini Mart has been transformed to Cafe Avole, where owner Solomon Dubie brings a love of buna — Ethiopian-style coffee — and a community space.

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The bill "concerning certain cultural foods" would allow for flexibility for local rules for fresh rice noodles and rice cakes.

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Island Pacific Market, a Filipino-inspired supermarket, has opened in Seattle in the former spot of Viet-Wah Superfoods on MLK.

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Construction on Promenade 23, located at 23rd and Jackson, would start in mid- to late-2017.

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The owner of From Rags to Riches, originally from the Bahamas, is still shaken by the incident.

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The company that runs the Victoria Clipper has been acquired by a Germany-based ferry group and announced plans to open a Florida-Cuba route.

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The event connected local East African business owners with alternative funding sources, business mentoring and an opportunity to connect with peers.

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A deal was reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade treaty that critics have feared would erode local regulations.

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Women, workers of color, immigrant and refugee workers, LGBTQ workers, and youth are the most likely to experience labor standards violations.

Niyati Desai, originally from Mumbai but living in Seattle on an H4 visa, will be eligible to work in the U.S. under a new plan detailed by Homeland Security this week. (Courtesy photo)

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Thousands of tech worker spouses — many of them with advanced degrees — reluctantly give up careers because their visas don't allow them to work.

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Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.

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The SEC filed a lawsuit against Lobsang Dargey, whose development firm Path America woos Chinese investors with the EB-5 immigrant program.

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The financial crisis in Greece has taken years to develop, and it has hit families of Greek Americans in Seattle hard.

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Investors express concerns about the recent extreme fluctuations the China stock market, even as state leaders were mum. The ripples were felt in the U.S.

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The University of Washington and a top Chinese research university Tsinghua University announced a partnership to open a technology program in Bellevue focusing on innovation.

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Seattle-based MarketShare wants to boost the culinary scene by helping immigrant and refugee food entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

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A group of Hong Kong investors is set to buy the Columbia Center, the tallest building in Seattle, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.

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A Seattle city council is set to vote Monday on taking a stance against giving Obama fast-track trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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The city's construction projects will have more workers from within Seattle city limits, after the city council passed a Priority Hire law on Tuesday.

Luncheon attendees are encouraged to network with the speakers (Photo courtesy of Twentyfour Students via Flickr)

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Women and minority business owners can learn how certifications can help win government contracts at upcoming workshops throughout the state.