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Stocks slip at midday after weaker estimate of US growth
The stock market is mostly lower in midday trading following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Commerce Department said the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections. The Federal Aviation Administration is letting Southwest keep flying the...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday. "Teenagers and young people can better...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests
One-time factors, such as a 16 percent surge in federal defense spending, fueled the strongest acceleration in almost a dozen years. The centerpiece of the fourth quarter's growth was consumer spending, which expanded at a 4.2 percent rate....
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
Figures on government spending and debt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Feb 2618,111,318Statutory debt limitsuspendedTotal public debt...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
US consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather
Earlier this week, the Conference Board, a business research group, said that its consumer confidence index fell a bit this month but remained at the highest levels since before the Great Recession began in late 2007. Consumers remain sensitive to...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta's dismay
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport. Supportive lawmakers say it would help the state get federal money for aviation improvements throughout the state....
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011
Major stock indexes closed lower on Friday, capping a week of subdued trading that still delivered a couple of new highs for the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index. Trading was listless for much of Friday as investors...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
Seattle open houses, Feb. 28 and 29, 2015
And what better way to mark the third month of the year than with a gallery of homes priced around $300,000? In Seattle, that generally means condos, given that the median house sales price in the city in January was $517,500. Click through the...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM
Former Seattle Fire Station 20 for sale
Seattle completed a new Fire Station 20, at 2800 15th Ave. W., in December. That means the city no longer needs the former station, at 3205 13th Ave. W., and has put it up for sale. The old station, erected in 1949, is 2,856 square feet, with three...
Feb 28, 2015 | 5:28 PM