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More-confident US households step up borrowing
Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consumer spending and the economy.
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
India on tap as first market for Microsoft Lumia 535
Microsoft is poised to use India as the launch pad for its first post-Nokia smartphone, the budget-priced Lumia 535.
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits
Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday in a regulatory filing...
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
US home price gains slow for 10th straight month
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes. Investors helped drive the strong gains by bidding up prices but have started to...
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that
Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time. The American Automobile Association forecasts that the Wednesday through...
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
US closes Ford steering probe without recall
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating problems in the 2004...
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
Stocks open higher following strong US growth
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after news that the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter. Pall, a supplier of filtration technology, jumped 3 percent after its earnings beat analysts'...
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!
People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. The new Air also has a fingerprint sensor to bypass security passcodes and to authorize online purchases using Apple Pay. The advantage of sticking with...
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
US consumer confidence falls in November
Conference Board economist Lynn Franco said that the decline primarily reflected weaker optimism in the short-term, with consumers less upbeat about current business conditions and the state of the job market. A drop in gas prices acts like a tax...
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM
Key lessons about China | Jon Talton
Last week's Seattle Times LiveWire panel discussion on China and the Northwest had an all-star cast, all with deep experience with the country. As moderator, here are some of the important concepts I heard:
Nov 25, 2014 | 3:25 PM