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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
Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs
U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings. Best Buy jumped 7 percent Thursday after its quarterly results came in far ahead of what analysts were expecting.
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
Best Buy and Activision are big market movers
The electronics retailer reported better-than-expected third-quarter results, partly on higher revenue and cost cuts. The seller of cookware and home furnishings reported better-than-expected third-quarter results and positive guidance. The casino...
Nov 21, 2014 | 8:21 AM
Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage
Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC...
Nov 21, 2014 | 7:21 AM
Mobile still a struggle for Intel; PC doing better
(AP) — Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015. Intel is the...
Nov 21, 2014 | 6:21 AM