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Most US unemployed don't get benefits: Here's why
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though the U.S. job market is gaining strength, there are still a lot of unemployed Americans. Fewer than 25 percent of those out of work are signed up for weekly unemployment benefits, a near-record low since the government...
Nov 21, 2014 | 10:21 AM
GM shakes up management, names new quality chief
The move comes after all GM brands but Buick performed worse than average in this year's Consumer Reports auto reliability survey. Quality and customer experience head Alicia Boler-Davis will remain a senior vice president, but will no longer lead...
Nov 21, 2014 | 10:21 AM
FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill
The agency's approval of Zohydro last year prompted a wave of criticism from elected officials, law enforcement and anti-addiction groups who said that the pill should have been reformulated to discourage abuse. While FDA officials highlighted...
Nov 21, 2014 | 9:21 AM
Senate panel questions soaring generic drug prices
A Senate panel met Thursday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which usually cost 30 to 80 percent less than their branded counterparts.
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
US 30-year mortgage rates drop to 3.99 percent
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to tick down this week, remaining close to yearlong lows.
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
Metro income growth hits the brakes | Jon Talton
Growth in per-capita personal income (PCPI) for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue slowed to 1.1 percent last year after turning in a blistering 6.3 percent rise in 2012. We ranked 223 out of about 370 metros, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis...
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
Seattle-area inflation up slightly due to housing and food costs
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday that local consumer prices rose 0.3 percent between August and October and 2.1 percent since October 2013.
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
Bezos makes his mark on Washington Post with Kindle app
A new app will deliver The Washington Post to some Amazon Kindle tablet owners for free. It is the first formal collaboration between the two companies since Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought The Post for $250 million last year.
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
Amazon leases office space near Empire State Building
The Seattle-based Web giant will take over 470,000 square feet for 17 years, and sublease the building’s retail space to others.
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
Explosion on Gulf platform; 1 dead, 3 injured
An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three.
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM