Posts Tagged ‘business’

March 27th, 2020 - 5:41 pm § in Misc.

Texas company wants to grab its employees’ stimulus checks

An unnamed business in Austin, Texas, is demanding its employees agree to a pay reduction equal to the stimulus checks they’re about to receive from the federal government, according to a local TV station. “By signing the agreement, the company’s employees would have their paychecks be[...]

September 3rd, 2018 - 7:44 pm § in Politics

Nike takes a side.

Its new ad pays homage to Colin Kaepernick. Read story here.[...]

November 28th, 2016 - 2:29 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING: WTO rules against Boeing’s state tax breaks

“A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to end the plans within months.” Read story here.[...]

June 6th, 2016 - 12:20 pm § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Not thinking big enough

It’s been widely reported, in recent months, that black people, who were and continue to be disproportionately affected by anti-marijuana laws, are now being excluded from the growing legalized pot industry. In Seattle, this reality combined with growing frustrations over the gentrification of[...]

April 18th, 2016 - 9:00 am § in America, Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

More than just football players

The NCAA must do more to help prepare current and former student athletes for life after sports.  A start would be allowing kids to actually major in subjects they are interested in. In 2002, I received an athletic scholarship, for basketball, from the University of Washington. I attended the schoo[...]

May 3rd, 2015 - 10:07 am § in Politics

A liberal view of business regulation

Should there be laws against telemarketing robocalls? Payday lenders? False advertising? Should we have consumer protection agencies? Food and drug laws? Restrictive zoning and land use regulations? Obamacare mandates? Issues like these are debated endlessly, and are politically divisive, with parti[...]

October 29th, 2014 - 6:23 pm § in Misc.

Online Dating Site Operator Nailed For Deceptive Business Practices

I don’t know what it is about business (the profits?) that attracts society’s worst people, but today we have another lurid example of a dishonest business operator ripping off his customers. CBS News reports the FTC fined an online dating site entrepreneur over $600,000 and forced him t[...]

May 21st, 2014 - 3:36 pm § in America, Misc., Politics, The Ave Scene

Life Changing

Over the past few months I have gone back and forth about how I feel about a fifteen dollar minimum wage for Seattle employees. On one end I ask why those of us that do not make fifteen dollars an hour chose to work for businesses that pay less than that? I have come to […][...]

April 19th, 2011 - 12:21 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

2011 .. HUGE Increases in Salaries

from Huff Post WASHINGTON — CEOs at 299 U.S. companies earned a staggering $3.4 billion combined in executive compensation in 2010, a new study by the nation’s largest labor union found. Ed. Leaving aside right vs. left simplicity, what worries me is that this diversion of money is NOT going[...]