WASHINGTON'S LEADING BUSINESS MAGAZINE

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Bush earned over $9 million from business, speaking gigs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush earned more than $9 million over the last 17 months from speaking fees and an assortment of business interests, including a health services firm in Puerto Rico and an online lending...
Aug 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM
Time to visit Japan? Weak currency makes it much cheaper
Japan’s yen is about 30 percent weaker against the dollar since the end of 2012, making hotels and goods less expensive for visitors.
Aug 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM
Your week in Seattle music: Taylor Swift, D’Angelo and more
Taylor Swift, D'Angelo, Wilco, Idina Menzel and the South Lake Union Block Party are all part of your week in Seattle music, Whew!
Aug 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM
Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and...
Aug 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM
Freddie Mac posts $4.2B profit in 2Q; paying $3.9B dividend
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $4.2 billion for the second quarter, up sharply from the same period of 2014, as it increased its purchases of home loans and sold off greater volumes of riskier mortgages. The...
Aug 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM
US factory orders advance 1.8 percent in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, and a key category that reflects business investment plans posted a modest rise. But the gains weren't robust enough to suggest that the sluggish manufacturing sector is mounting a...
Aug 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM
Comcast speeding up its discounted Internet service
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast is speeding up and expanding a discounted Internet service that was created to get more low-income people online. Comcast created the program four years ago as a condition of government approval of its purchase of...
Aug 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM
‘Up’ house could move by barge to Orcas Island
An affordable-housing nonprofit has stepped forward to take over the home that’s widely celebrated for its statement against development.
Aug 4, 2015 | 3:04 PM
Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. The proposed deal, which will be...
Aug 4, 2015 | 3:04 PM
Large explosion rocks southeast Missouri aluminum plant
MARSTON, Mo. (AP) — A massive explosion rocked a southeast Missouri aluminum plant Tuesday, injuring some workers and creating a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. The explosion and fire occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the Noranda Aluminum...
Aug 4, 2015 | 3:04 PM

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