Seattle Business http://www.kplu.org en Mayor: Safety trumped vandalism in May Day response http://www.kplu.org/post/mayor-safety-trumped-vandalism-may-day-response <p>City leaders in Seattle are thankful there were no serious injuries yesterday &ndash; only property damage. Mayor Mike McGinn says he regrets the vandalism, but he says officer safety and the safety of bystanders were his highest priorities.</p><p>The mayor and his police chief held a show-and-tell news conference today to highlight the <em>variety</em> of weapons they confiscated during the May Day demonstrations.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 00:20:22 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4912 at http://www.kplu.org Mayor: Safety trumped vandalism in May Day response How's your trash can smell? Redmond company has solution http://www.kplu.org/post/hows-your-trash-can-smell-redmond-company-has-solution <p>A new business is cleaning up trash cans in the Seattle area.</p><p>Steam and Clean of Redmond uses what look like garbage trucks. They pick up garbage cans at the curb and clean them with blasts of steam.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:59:31 +0000 The Associated Press 2173 at http://www.kplu.org How's your trash can smell? Redmond company has solution Seattle responds to criticism, adjusts scheduled parking rate increases http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-responds-criticism-adjusts-scheduled-parking-rate-increases <p><a href="http://sdotblog.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Chart-of-Changes-to-2011-Parking-Rates-01272011.pdf">Seattle parking rates</a> are going up in 4 neighborhoods, down in 11 neighborhoods and will stay the same in 7 others. Seattle Transportation Department spokesman Rick Sheridan says the upshot is that <strong>73% of the city’s paid parking spaces will either stay the same or get a rate reduction. </strong>But several areas still face big hikes and community leaders are worried. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:47:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Bellamy Pailthorp 661 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks sales and earnings up again, shares down on outlook http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-sales-and-earnings-again-shares-down-outlook <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948558.mp3</p><p>Starbucks has done it again. The coffee giant says its <a href="http://news.starbucks.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=495">global revenues reached a record</a>: $3 billion in the first quarter. Profits were up 44 percent compared to a year ago, thanks in part to the chain's growing popularity with coffee drinkers around the world.</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 02:36:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 651 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks sales and earnings up again, shares down on outlook Ferris wheel plans pit Seattle Center against Pier 57 http://www.kplu.org/post/ferris-wheel-plans-pit-seattle-center-against-pier-57 <p>A futuristic Ferris Wheel is causing a flap in Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p>The Seattle Center has <a href="http://www.seattlecenter.com/news/detail.asp?me_medianum=1734">announced</a>&nbsp; it is planning to install an extra-tall "observation wheel" reminiscent of the British capital's London Eye.&nbsp; It will go up in April and remain for 18 months on the site of the Fun Forest for the Center's 50th anniversary, commemorating the 1962 World's Fair.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:43:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 337 at http://www.kplu.org Ferris wheel plans pit Seattle Center against Pier 57 Starbucks earnings double http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-earnings-double <p><span class="article-content"><span>Just two years ago, Starbucks was laying off staff and closing hundreds of US stores in its efforts to slash costs and restore the chain to profitability. Now it&#39;s reporting record earnings for the fourth quarter, with profits up 86% compared to a year ago.<br /> <br /> Starbucks says its turnaround has ushered in a new phase of growth. Sales in the US and abroad increased by 8% during the quarter. </span></span></p> Sat, 06 Nov 2010 00:19:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 103 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks earnings double