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Markets may see volatility as Fed ends bond buying
Now that the program is ending, some turmoil is expected in financial markets. That’s because the effort was designed to encourage investors to drive investors into stocks, commodities, corporate bonds and other less-certain bets that have risen in...
Oct 29, 2014 | 11:29 PM
Fed sees improved job market but keeps plan to maintain record low rate, ends bond buying
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed sees improved job market but keeps plan to maintain record low rate, ends bond buying.
Oct 29, 2014 | 11:29 PM
Small business divided over minimum wage votes
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will force them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Ken...
Oct 29, 2014 | 11:29 PM
Health-care-overhaul doubts ease for insurers
The nation’s biggest health insurers entered last fall cautious about a major coverage expansion initiated by the health-care overhaul. But a year later, these challenges are starting to appear manageable, and investors see much less uncertainty...
Oct 29, 2014 | 11:29 PM
Microsoft lays off 3,000 more; 638 of them in Puget Sound area
Microsoft on Wednesday notified 3,000 more workers -- 638 of them in the Puget Sound area -- that they're being laid off.
Oct 29, 2014 | 9:29 PM
Alibaba gets a foothold in Seattle
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group has opened a recruiting office in Seattle, but won’t divulge its plans.
Oct 29, 2014 | 9:29 PM
HP's wild new PC with 3-D scanner, gesture sensing and more
Putting some sizzle into the PC business that it's expected to spin off next year, HP today announced a wild new system that combines a Windows PC, a 3-D scanner, gesture tracking and a giant touchpad.
Oct 29, 2014 | 8:29 PM
FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data
AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company -- slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming...
Oct 29, 2014 | 8:29 PM
America, lost out of space | Jon Talton
When I saw the rocket explode just off the pad on Tuesday, it was like a flashback to the late 1950s and very early 1960s. NASA had several embarrassing failures trying to catch up with the Soviet Union — then it did, surpassed it, and the United...
Oct 29, 2014 | 8:29 PM
UPS predicts 11 percent hike in December packages
After a surge in last-minute online shopping, the companies failed to deliver an estimated 2 million packages — including 1.3 million carried by UPS — as promised by Christmas Eve, according to tracking firm ShipMatrix. UPS said it will hire up to...
Oct 29, 2014 | 8:29 PM