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S&P close to $1.37B deal over risky mortgage bond ratings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Standard & Poor's is close to a $1.37 billion settlement with the Obama administration and U.S. states over allegations it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis....
Jan 29, 2015 | 10:29 AM
Boeing to build Air Force One replacement
The Air Force will let Boeing. build the replacement for Air Force One without competition but will require bidding on specialized equipment for the new presidential aircraft.
Jan 29, 2015 | 9:29 AM
Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade...
Jan 29, 2015 | 9:29 AM
Charles Townes, co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died at 99
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles Townes, co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died at 99.
Jan 29, 2015 | 9:29 AM
T-Mobile clue hunt yields Super Bowl tickets for Bothell resident
Curtis Lu followed the tweeted clues from T-Mobile to find the object of his quest at Westlake Park.
Jan 29, 2015 | 9:29 AM
After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?
Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7 percent on Wednesday.
Jan 29, 2015 | 8:29 AM
McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.
Jan 29, 2015 | 8:29 AM
1st time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.
Jan 29, 2015 | 8:29 AM
Bill Gates takes on AI, Bitcoin in Reddit chat
Bill Gates, in the latest stop on his January media campaign of sorts, took to Reddit to answer some of your burning questions.
Jan 29, 2015 | 8:29 AM
Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike
Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.
Jan 29, 2015 | 8:29 AM