Daily Intel

Apps help turn water guzzlers into sippers
A handful of apps can help you learn more about water usage and how you might change your practices, especially in a time of drought conditions.
May 22, 2015 | 4:22 PM
Gas, housing costs push Seattle consumer prices up
Consumer prices in the Seattle area rose in March and April, largely due to higher prices for gas and shelter, though the local CPI over the past 12 months still only rose 0.4 percent.
May 22, 2015 | 4:22 PM
German business confidence drops slightly in May
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German business confidence has slipped slightly as companies expressed satisfaction with their current situation but increasing worries about the future.
May 22, 2015 | 4:22 PM
US consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains
WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains.
May 22, 2015 | 4:22 PM
US stocks open mostly lower; oil price slides
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in early trading as energy companies decline along with the price of oil. Deere rose 3 percent after the company raised its profit forecast for the year, saying that strong sales in construction equipment...
May 22, 2015 | 4:22 PM
West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract. Members of...
May 22, 2015 | 3:22 PM
Adult dating site investigating breach of user data
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it’s investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of...
May 22, 2015 | 3:22 PM
Asia stock markets mostly higher, China at 7-year high
The country's central bank meeting made no changes to its 80 trillion yen ($660 billion) annual stimulus program, as its policy board reaffirmed its assessment that Asia's second biggest economy was recovering moderately. Major U.S. stock indexes...
May 22, 2015 | 3:22 PM
Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round...
May 22, 2015 | 3:22 PM
Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa. The virus spread...
May 22, 2015 | 2:22 PM