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Secrets of the CIA Cafeteria Bared!

Secrets of the CIA Cafeteria Bared!

Leaked records reveal spies hate jumbo ketchup boxes

Records released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that our nation’s top spies just hate those jumbo ketchup boxes with the squirt tops. Read More »

Marijuana Is a Boomer Business

Marijuana Is a Boomer Business

Cause met commerce at the Cannabis Business Summit

Boomers with cash to spend are circling and closing in on the cannabis business because they see money to be made and they still love a good cause. Read More »

Washington's Legal Marijuana Industry Open For Business

Washington's Legal Marijuana Industry Open For Business

This is a grassroots business revolution

The founder of MJBA, a Chamber of Commerce for the legal marijuana industry, reflects on the opening of businesses this week in Washington State. Read More »

Seattle Mayor Announces $15 Wage Plan Ramp Up

Seattle Mayor Announces $15 Wage Plan Ramp Up

Businesses will have at least three years to phase in the increase

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a phase-in of an increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years. Read More »

Liberty Bottleworks Makes Water Bottles The Washington Way

Liberty Bottleworks Makes Water Bottles The Washington Way

Hiring veterans and using air-to-ground missile technology

In Union Gap, Washington, Liberty Bottleworks' aluminum water bottles have kept 10 million plastic bottles out of landfills over a two-year period. Read More »

Funeral Home Fined After Disastrous Body Mix-Up

Funeral Home Fined After Disastrous Body Mix-Up

Man cremated against wishes after remains mislabeled

A funeral home is being fined $12,500 and placed on probation for one year after an employee confused the remains of two men, leading to a tragic error. Read More »

High Hopes for Cannabis Careers in the Wild West

High Hopes for Cannabis Careers in the Wild West

The cannabis industry is attracting all age groups

With the first recreational marijuana stores opening for business in Colorado, entrepreneurs are staking their claim for the next Green Rush. Read More »

Most Unusual Job Opening? State Of Washington Looks To Hire Pot Consultant

Most Unusual Job Opening? State Of Washington Looks To Hire Pot Consultant

SEATTLE (AP) - Wanted: A green thumb with extensive knowledge of the black, or at least gray, market. As Washington state tries to figure out how to regulate its newly legal marijuana, officials are hiring an adviser on all things weed: how it's best grown, dried, tested, labeled, packaged and cooked into... Read More »

7 States With The Most Jobs

7 States With The Most Jobs

With job creation continuing at a snail's pace, some job seekers are finding it pays to go where the jobs are. Read More »

Dozens Of D.C. Workers May Lose Jobs Over Alleged Unemployment Fraud

Dozens Of D.C. Workers May Lose Jobs Over Alleged Unemployment Fraud

Dozens of city workers in the nation's capital have been suspended, and face possible dismissal and prosecution for allegedly drawing unemployment benefits while still working. Nearly 90 Washington, D.C., employees were suspended Monday while the investigation proceeds, The Washington Post reports, citing... Read More »

Washington Orchards Desperate For Apple Pickers

Washington Orchards Desperate For Apple Pickers

By Shannon Dininny YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Apple growers say they could have had one of their best years ever if a shortage of workers hadn't forced them to leave some fruit on trees. Growers in Washington state, which produces about half of the nation's apples, say the labor shortage was made worse by a... Read More »

8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

8 States To Raise Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is about to get a little better. Or at least in eight states which have announced plans to increase the state minimum wage. The states include Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Florida and Vermont. The first five have already announced the specifics of the minimum wage... Read More »

The 60-Year Unemployment Scandal

The 60-Year Unemployment Scandal

Crossposted with TomDispatch.com Like the country it governs, Washington is a city of extremes. It's only a short drive from the northwest District of Columbia, where the streets are lined with million-dollar homes and palatial embassies, and inhabitants have one of the nation's lowest jobless rates, to... Read More »

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