Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans
Other consumer products being recalled this week include faulty ceiling fans and electric cooking ranges. Cosco Home & Office Products 3-in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. The wheel hub can...
Mar 1, 2015 | 7:01 PM
US rig count decreases 43 to 1,267
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 43 this week to 1,267 amid depressed oil prices. The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report...
Mar 1, 2015 | 12:01 PM
Former Seattle Fire Station 20 for sale
Seattle completed a new Fire Station 20, at 2800 15th Ave. W., in December. That means the city no longer needs the former station, at 3205 13th Ave. W., and has put it up for sale. The old station, erected in 1949, is 2,856 square feet, with three...
Mar 1, 2015 | 9:01 AM
Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it expects to meet a federal deadline this weekend and finish examining 128 planes that were grounded because of missed inspections. The Federal Aviation Administration is letting Southwest keep flying the...
Mar 1, 2015 | 5:01 AM
UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday. "Teenagers and young people can better...
Mar 1, 2015 | 4:01 AM
As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises
The stealth efforts reflect the pressures on the country's biggest food makers, which are contending with the surging popularity of smaller brands that position themselves as decidedly less corporate. Unlike Pepsi cola — which has suffered sales...
Mar 1, 2015 | 1:01 AM
Fund managers say tech is stronger this time around
Despite flying high again, tech stocks aren’t as shaky as they were back when the tech bubble burst more than a decade ago, fund managers say.
Mar 1, 2015 | 12:01 AM
U.S. hunting Bosnian war-crime suspects at home
The effort to identify suspects included an appeal broadcast to Bosnians around the world in February, urging witnesses to come forward with any information they might have about war crimes.
Feb 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
US consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather
Earlier this week, the Conference Board, a business research group, said that its consumer confidence index fell a bit this month but remained at the highest levels since before the Great Recession began in late 2007. Consumers remain sensitive to...
Feb 28, 2015 | 8:28 PM
Stocks slip at midday after weaker estimate of US growth
The stock market is mostly lower in midday trading following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Commerce Department said the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2...
Feb 28, 2015 | 6:28 PM
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