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SINGAPORE and REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Chartered Bank and Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a three-year strategic partnership to accelerate the bank's digital transformation through a cloud-first strategy. This partnership marks a significant milestone for Standard Chartered in making its vision for virtual banking, next-generation payments, open banking and banking-as-a-service a reality. Leveraging Azure as a preferred cloud platform, the companies will also co-innovate in open banking and real-time payments to help the bank unlock new banking experiences for clients.

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BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Coding Dojo, a leading technology education company, today announces the launch of the Product Management Part-Time, an eight-week bootcamp focusing on core industry concepts, models, and frameworks to develop students' product sense and intuition. Throughout the course, students will create a portfolio of assets for future job applications, as well as engage in practice interviews and networking sessions with the end goal of being job ready as soon as they graduate.

SEATTLE, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RealSelf, the go-to destination for making cosmetic treatment decisions and connecting with doctors, today introduces RealSelf INSIDER, a new membership program that offers cash back rewards for cosmetic treatments as well as exclusive perks, including free virtual consultations and medical-grade skin-care products. RealSelf is launching the program in Los Angeles and New York City, with plans to capture and incorporate feedback from early members before expanding to additional markets.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Petriage, a fast-growing B2B provider of telehealth services to veterinary practices, announced that Veterinary Growth Partners LLC (VGP) has selected Petriage as the management services and group purchasing organization's preferred telehealth solution provider for its more than 5,500 member hospitals. VGP, of Austin, Texas, is part of Pathway Vet Alliance.

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study published in July 2020 by health researchers for Rep. Richard Neal, citations for over-prescribing anti-psychotic drugs are down in the Trump administration. The study's lead author, Rachel Dolan, concluded that citations for prescribing unnecessary antipsychotic drugs to nursing home residents were shockingly low during the first half of the Trump administration, even for the most serious offenses which led to actual harm.

SEATTLE, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Atomo Coffee Inc, announced that it has closed an additional $9 million in Seed funding to bring its molecular coffee to market. The team has reverse-engineered the coffee bean to create a uniquely smooth and sustainable brew. In a blind taste test conducted by CNBC, 70% of consumers preferred Atomo's less bitter brew over conventional coffee. Atomo will use funds to build their production roastery in the heart of Seattle's industrial district with an anticipated launch in 2021.

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. and SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Navin, Haffty & Associates is joining forces with Engage IT Services, Inc. to create the industry's most comprehensive and complete MEDITECH professional services offering. This union links two leaders in the MEDITECH market - each with 20 years of experience focused exclusively on the MEDITECH electronic health record (EHR) platform, having served over 500 hospital customers and with over 300 staff and consultants.

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. and SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 11, 2020 /CNW/ -- Navin, Haffty & Associates is joining forces with Engage IT Services, Inc. to create the industry's most comprehensive and complete MEDITECH professional services offering. This union links two leaders in the MEDITECH market - each with 20 years of experience focused exclusively on the MEDITECH electronic health record (EHR) platform, having served over 500 hospital customers and with over 300 staff and consultants.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Mendel, the leading provider of web-based background investigation management software for public safety agencies, today announced a partnership with Social Intelligence, the premier social media screening firm. With law enforcement agencies continuing their commitment to earning and maintaining public trust, this partnership will provide social media background screening to reduce the likelihood of making potentially problematic hires. Social Intelligence's innovative solution will help agencies gain additional insight into candidates' online behavior, reducing the risk of hiring individuals that may hold beliefs that are incompatible with the core values of public safety and law enforcement.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC Biologics, a global biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), announced it has expanded its partnership with Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases. AGC Biologics is currently preparing to manufacture Matrix-M(TM), the adjuvant component of Novavax' coronavirus vaccine, NVX-CoV2373, from its facility in Copenhagen. AGC Biologics will now expand supply of Matrix-M adjuvant for the vaccine from its facility in Seattle to ensure supply for the United States.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Birth Center, an Alliance with CHI Franciscan, is officially open to patients. The new 20,000 square-foot birth center is the realization of the two organizations' commitment to expanding comprehensive women's health and obstetric options as Seattle continues to grow and more capacity is needed.

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OAKBROOK, Ill., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiro One kicked off 2020 by adding Bridge Chiropractic with their four Vancouver, WA clinics to the Chiro One organization. Today, we are officially rebranding these clinics as Chiro One Wellness Centers, expanding the Chiro One brand into the Evergreen State.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vasili Nassar never imagined his pet nutrition company would grow at such a rapid pace. June and July 2020, despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, will be the best sales months ever for Boss Dog Brand® Inc., the company he began in late 2018. In less than two years, the Seattle based entrepreneur launched six gut health products for dogs and cats at record speed across multiple product segments: Greek Style Frozen Yogurt, Raw Goat Milk, Freeze Dried Raw Diet, Boss ProPuffs®, Boss ProBalls® and soon his first foray into pet hard goods with the Boss ProPaws® Treat Tray. For Vasili, "The future looks bright. We're focusing on what's important and keeping things in perspective, despite the coronavirus."

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CAMAS, Wash., Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisher Investments, one of the world's largest independent, fee-only investment advisers and an ERISA 3(38) Investment Manager, announced two significant milestones for its 401(k) Solutions business, which reached more than $1 billion in retirement plan assets and 500 retirement plan clients as of June 30.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI), which convenes global pension and investment leaders representing over $25 trillion in assets under management, advisement and administration, and the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), the trade association and largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds, jointly announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to connect members of PPI with some of the best performing firms in America, pursue strategic partnership opportunities, and increase diversity and inclusion in the global institutional investment industry.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is launching a two-day "Buy One, Get One" sale for travel to 100+ destinations. From the West Coast to sunny Florida, Mexico and everywhere in between, travelers who purchase a main cabin fare can get a second ticket on the same itinerary for just the taxes and fees, for travel Aug. 7 through Oct. 31. With this sale, Alaska is encouraging travelers to BOGO and 'Get the Row' to themselves.

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today announced its support of the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act of 2020. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Tom Reed (R-NY), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), would establish a tax credit to incentivize home and business owners to build or rebuild to higher construction standards after a natural disaster. The tax credit, valued up to $3,000 for homes and $25,000 for businesses, is intended to encourage property owners to rebuild more resiliently.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NATURELO supplements are now available at select Walgreens stores nationwide. For the first time, retail shoppers around the United States can find NATURELO vitamin supplements on the shelves of their local Walgreens store.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly pending sales remain well above last year's level, according to Zillow's Weekly Market Report(i). They fell for the second week running in week-over-week numbers, but other measures continue to show a fast-moving market that favors sellers, indicating the recent dip has more to do with a lack of inventory than waning interest from potential buyers. In the rental market, renters and landlords are entering an uncertain period after some added unemployment benefits expired at the end of July.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) ("ClearSign" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, announces that on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the Company will issue a press release disclosing its financial and operational results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and host a conference call at 5:00 PM ET. Preceding this, the Company will file its quarterly report on form 10-Q with the SEC later next week.

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SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced second quarter 2020 financial results and provided an update on the cytisinicline clinical development program.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), which is transforming the way people buy, sell, rent and finance homes, today announced its consolidated financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The company's consolidated quarterly revenue grew 28% year over year to $768 million, driven primarily by a continued increase in Zillow Offers resale volume.

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SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 6, 2020 /CNW/ -- Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, today announced second quarter 2020 financial results and provided an update on the cytisinicline clinical development program.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- America's COVID-19 death toll is expected to reach nearly 300,000 by December 1, however, consistent mask-wearing beginning today could save about 70,000 lives, according to new data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.

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TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CHI Franciscan leads the way in Washington for Newsweek's Best Maternity Care Hospitals of 2020. The health system's St. Anne Hospital in Burien, St. Michael Medical Center in Bremerton, and St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way accounted for almost half of the Washington-based hospitals in the list of 231 honorees throughout the country.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Troy Wyatt, founder of Seattle Entertainment Group, recently conducted a survey to understand how Native American casino owners are handling reopening during COVID-19. Troy contacted over 457 tribal chairmen-women and over 230 CEOs from native-owned casinos nationwide and compiled the most compelling results of his Native casino COVID-19 survey on his website. Below are some highlights:

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SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MontyCloud Inc. today announced the next-gen of its intelligent cloud management platform MontyCloud DAY2(TM). DAY2(TM) enables enterprise IT teams to build, deploy, and run well-managed infrastructure and operations ready cloud applications and services. With DAY2(TM) customers can:

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SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kleard, an award-winning real estate tech company that provides self tour technology (called Kleard Now), has partnered with Kangaroo Home Security to make self touring real estate safer, more secure, and helps promote COVID social distancing. Property access works via the Kleard app (available on iOS and Android).

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KENT, Wash., Aug. 6, 2020 /PR Newswire/ -- Holman Logistics announced today that it has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a Top 100 3PL Provider by Inbound Logistics, a leading logistics industry publication.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GOOD PLANeT Foods announced today that Bart Adlam has joined the brand as Co-CEO, a role that comes alongside current CEO and Founder, David Israel. Adlam brings his expansive experience as a proven food industry leader to GOOD PLANeT, with intentions to grow the brand dramatically year over year while also leading growth in the plant-based cheese segment overall. In one of the fastest-growing segments of the industry, GOOD PLANeT Foods has demonstrated bold plans for expansion and penetration in plant-based markets globally. Adlam brings more than 30 years of experience in the CPG category, most recently as CEO of Chef's Cut Jerky.

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REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mill Creek Residential, a leading multifamily developer and operator specializing in premier apartment communities across the U.S., today announced the groundbreaking of Modera Overlake, a luxe mixed-use apartment community in Eastside Seattle near the Redmond Microsoft Campus.