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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 4, Profiles, Vol 35 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Washington state sues firm, alleges tech support scam

Washington state sues firm, alleges tech support scam

By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state sued one of the world’s largest independent tech support companies Wednesday, saying it routinely scams customers into buying software and services they don’t need. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit against the U.S. operations of iYogi, an India-based company which boasts of 3 million […]

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Posted in Business, Vol 34 No 53 | 12/26/2015-1/1/2016, World News0 Comments

Seattle becomes first U.S. city to let Uber drivers unionize

Seattle becomes first U.S. city to let Uber drivers unionize

By Phuong Le Associated Press Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. Supporters erupted into cheers after the City Council voted 8-0 in favor of the legislation, which is seen as a test case […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

Gift suggestions! All good things come in 12!

Gift suggestions! All good things come in 12!

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Just in time for the holidays, we have a list of 12 holiday gift ideas, perfect for the “12th Man” in your family and friends. Have a music lover on your Christmas list? Give them a special holiday card this year – a card that transforms into a record […]

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Posted in Business, Features 51, Vol 34 No 51 | 12/12-12/180 Comments

How the Paris attacks are affecting Asian and European businesses

How the Paris attacks are affecting Asian and European businesses

By Tom Krisher and Marley Jay NEW YORK (AP) — The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency were expected to fall over the week amid investors’ worry about what the recent Paris terror attacks might do to consumer confidence and key parts of the global economy. The public nature of the targets […]

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Posted in Business, Features 48, Vol 34 No 48 | 11/21-11/27, World News0 Comments

UNIQLO arrives in Seattle

UNIQLO arrives in Seattle

UNIQLO hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 6 to celebrate the opening of their first store in Seattle at Bellevue Square. The store is 16,000 square feet of retail space that will house the brand’s full assortment of men’s, women’s, and children’s collections. Attendees included Brian Surratt, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development Director; […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Huskies receive warm welcome in Hangzhou… — …from no other than Jack Ma

Huskies receive warm welcome in Hangzhou… — …from no other than Jack Ma

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma met the team members from the University of Washington Huskies on Nov. 11. The Huskies will be playing against the University of Texas on Nov. 14 in China. Ma escorted the team on a brief tour. The team brought him a souvenir from Seattle, where one of Alibaba’s offices […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 47, Profiles, Sports, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Educator Lisa Zhao offers business insight

Educator Lisa Zhao offers business insight

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Lisa Zhao knows how to talk business. Her students listen. She is Professor, Management, and Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. She has an extensive background in teaching business at the academic level. A sample of her teaching areas includes […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 47, Profiles, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

Scott Oki sold golf course to Chinese investors

Scott Oki sold golf course to Chinese investors

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese investment has transformed the skyline of Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, and Tukwila from old warehouses, churches, and abandoned lands to five-star hotels, mega office towers, upscale apartments and condominiums. Recently, Kung Fu Panda (KFP), owned by a Chinese American, has struck a different path—acquiring a golf course owned by […]

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Posted in Business, Features 46, Vol 34 No 46 | 11/7-11/130 Comments

BLOG: ID businesses dealing with unexpected challenges — Creative solutions for small businesses

BLOG: ID businesses dealing with unexpected challenges — Creative solutions for small businesses

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s $15 minimum wage is expected to impact many small businesses. However, challenges for the International District (ID) businesses go beyond the wage issue. The ID restaurants once known for great food with low prices are no longer enough to appeal to new customers. On many fronts, the businesses […]

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Posted in Business, Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 46 | 11/7-11/130 Comments

Large-scale vision — Chinese American architect innovates and empowers Asian American community

Large-scale vision — Chinese American architect innovates and empowers Asian American community

By Jocelyn Moore Northwest Asian Weekly When 10-year-old Ming Zhang first saw the 24-story Shanghai Park Hotel in 1973, the tallest building in China at that time, he was amazed by its height and architecture. For the next few decades, Zhang held onto that moment of inspiration. Fast-forward to early this year—Zhang ventured from being […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 45 | 10/31-11/60 Comments

Panama Hotel seeks new owner — International District’s historical national treasure looking for a new future

Panama Hotel seeks new owner — International District’s historical national treasure looking for a new future

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The National Trust and the Panama Hotel’s current owner Jan Johnson are moving forward on an important step toward ensuring the hotel’s future. The hotel is a national landmark located in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. The National Trust and Johnson released a Request for Proposals to find the next owner […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 45, Profiles, Vol 34 No 45 | 10/31-11/60 Comments

Mile markers — Alaska Airlines collaborates with Hainan Airlines

Mile markers — Alaska Airlines collaborates with Hainan Airlines

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Gary Locke, former Washington state governor, broke a big fortune cookie and wished Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines a prosperous future at a reception in Chinatown on Oct. 20, celebrating a win-win for their collaboration and especially for customers. Alaska Airlines is joining with China-based carrier Hainan Airlines to enhance […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 44, Profiles, Vol 34 No 44 | 10/24-10/300 Comments

Grant supports ethnic businesses — Concern and discussion about $210,000 funds allocation

Grant supports ethnic businesses — Concern and discussion about $210,000 funds allocation

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Members of the business community and representatives from the Ethnic Chambers of Commerce, Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Seattle met with the Ethnic Business Coalition (EBC) at Hing Hay Co-Works Oct. 9 The meeting was arranged in response to an open letter from the Ethnic […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features 43, Vol 34 No 43 | 10/17-10/230 Comments

New kid on the block — Island Pacific to come to town

New kid on the block — Island Pacific to come to town

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Viet Wah located at Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., which closed this past August, has been leased by Filipino Supermarket chain, Island Pacific of California. According to its web site, Island Pacific aspires not only to promote Filipino cuisine to Filipino communities across the United States, “but also […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 42, Profiles, Vol 34 No 42 | 10/10-10/160 Comments

Top financial tips for seniors

Top financial tips for seniors

By Sue Yoon Special to the NW Asian Weekly 1. What mistakes do most seniors make about finance? There are a lot of things that come to mind, but to sum it up, I’d say the lack of a comprehensive plan with a trusted advisor. When you aren’t working with a financial advisor, I find that […]

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Posted in Business, Vol 34 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 Comments

Fortune cookie says: Good luck and longevity

Fortune cookie says: Good luck and longevity

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The oldest noodle factory in Washington state, Tsue Chong Co. will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. It produces 80,000 fortune cookies a day. Yet, none of the millions of fortunes in these cookies could predict that the past three generations of owners have lived and continue to live […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 41, Profiles, Vol 34 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 Comments

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

Create World America and Daniels Real Estate Company announced Aug. 17 that they have broken ground on the Mirador in downtown Bellevue.  Located at 1019- 103rd street, it will be a contemporary, six-story, 162 unit apartment home located in the retail district of Bellevue.  The Mirador apartment is the first phase of a residential project […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Mitsubishi Aircraft to partner with Seattle company

Mitsubishi Aircraft to partner with Seattle company

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitsubishi Aircraft is expanding its aviation footprint in Washington state. The Japanese company announced this month that it has partnered with Seattle-based AeroTEC, to create an engineering hub in Seattle. The hub will have 50 Japanese engineers working with 100 American counterparts, company officials said. “Our aim is to make the best […]

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Posted in Business, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was standing room only at Monday afternoon’s Seattle City Council meeting, moderated by Councilmember Tim Burgess. The majority present was there to protest Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s initiative to ban hookah lounges/bars throughout Seattle. The chamber was filled with loyal customers, lounge owners, community activists, and even health […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

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