Amazon to hire hundreds of workers for new fulfillment center in Washington

American e-commerce giant Amazon is planning to hire hundreds of workers for its fourth fulfillment center in Kent, Washington, where customer orders will be packed and shipped.

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ECP acquires 33pct interest in Algeria-based Pepsi bottler

Washington, US-based private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) is acquiring a 33% interest in Algeria-based PepsiCo Inc bottler Atlas Bottling Corp for an undisclosed amount as part of an expansion plan.

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Virginia-based furniture rental firm CORT buys AA Party Rentals

Virginia, US-based furniture rental firm CORT Business Services bought Mountlake Terrace, Washington-based events planning firm AA Party Rentals for an undisclosed amount to expand its product offering.

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Posh Stow and Go launches crowdfunding campaign to build luxury membership bathrooms in New York

New York, US-based startup Posh Stow and Go launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo for its luxury membership bathroom facilities in Times Square which will open this June.

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Amazon set to launch TV set-top box in March

Washington, US-based e-commerce giant Amazon is scheduled to launch its Android-run TV set-top box in March to gain traction over some of its rivals in the digital media sector, according to a report by Re/Code.

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American healthcare analytics startup QualMetrix closes Series A funding

Miami, Florida-based healthcare analytics startup QualMetrix raised an undisclosed amount in its Series A funding round to continue its expansion efforts through acquisition of other related companies.

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Washington's iCPooch crowdfunds remote treat dispenser and pet facetime device

Spokane, Washington-based startup iCPooch launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $20,000 for the production of a device that allows dog owners to send treats or conduct facetime with their dogs when they are away from home.

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Washington-based tech firm Flat World raises $9.5M in funding to make textbooks cheaper

Washington, US-based tech firm Flat World, a company that aims to make more affordable digital versions of college textbooks, raised $9.5 million in a funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Yahoo snaps up Seattle mobile marketing startup Sparq

Internet giant Yahoo acquired Seattle, Washington-based mobile marketing startup Sparq for an undisclosed amount to start monetizing its mobile user base and drive revenue growth.

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Boeing workers okay contract securing 777X jet production in Washington

Boeing Co.'s machinists on Friday voted 51% against 49% in favor of accepting a crucial labor contract, which means Boeing will build its 777X jetliner and wings in Washington state.

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Boeing union set to vote on contract tying 777X jetliner production to unionized facilities in Washington

Members of Boeing Co.'s union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, plan to vote on a contract related to the production of the 777X on January 3. The said contract will ensure that the jetliners will be assembled in unionized facilities in Washington.

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US law firms Patton Boggs and Locke Lord call off merger talks

Washington-based international law and lobby powerhouse Patton Boggs LLP has ended merger discussions with Texas-based law company Locke Lord LLP, according to a joint statement on December 19.

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Two Washington M&A law firms merge

Washington-based law firms Silver, Freedman & Taff and Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick have announced their intentions to merge on January 1 and the combined company will be called Silver, Freedman, Taff & Tiernan.

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Washington's Sweetgreen bags USD22 million investment from Revolution Growth

Washington-based organic salad chain Sweetgreen has received USD22 million in funding from investment fund Revolution Growth to help grow the company's brand in new markets.

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Carlyle eyes bolt-on acquisitions in Malaysia

Washington-based private equity firm Carlyle Group LP expressed its interest on bolt-on acquisitions in Malaysia, citing its very good experience with the acquisition of Davex Holdings Bhd last year.

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