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TECH 12 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Seattle poised to repeal tax on Amazon and large employers

Under pressure from businesses and homeowners, the Seattle City Council is poised to repeal a tax on large employers like Amazon.com Inc less than a month after it passed the tax unanimously.

TECH 15 May 2018 | 4:20 AM

Seattle passes scaled-back tax on Amazon, big companies

Seattle's city council on May 14 approved a new tax for the city's biggest companies, including Amazon.com Inc, to combat a housing crisis attributed in part to a local economic boom that has driven up real estate costs at the expense of the working class.

TECH 15 May 2018 | 12:30 AM

Mountain View’s proposed ‘Google tax’ reminds us that big employers bring not just jobs, but problems

For years now, the debate about job growth in America has sounded one note: More is better, and hugely more is hugely better.

TECH 03 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Amazon halts Seattle growth, flexing muscles on tax threat

Amazon.com Inc is playing hardball with its hometown of Seattle as the city council nears a vote on a new tax targeting large employers to address homelessness and housing affordability.

TECH 16 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

Amazon has made Seattle wealthier and angrier: opinion

Strolling through the bustling construction zone of Amazon's urban campus in Seattle, you instantly recognise the charm offensive the company has aimed at its hometown.

TECH 06 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM

Looking to adopt a furry friend? There's an app for that

A new app being billed as the "Tinder for pets" is causing a stir in the social media world.

Technology 22 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Burglar of Steve Jobs’ house admits to eight break-ins

Santa Clara County prosecutors agreed to recommend that Kariem McFarlin be sentenced to no more than seven years and eight months in prison.

TECH 19 Nov 2013 | 11:57 AM

What's that whisper? Wireless headphone opera in busy train station

It's Friday evening at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, and, like always, commuters are catching trains to their bedroom communities and weekend travelers are jumping on the Pacific Surfliner.