Daily Intel

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.
Oct 31, 2014 | 5:31 AM
Police: Safely complete online sales in our lobby
(AP) — A police department in suburban Philadelphia has created a "safe zone" for people to complete transactions they arranged online. The Conshohocken Police Department said individuals making purchases from other people through Craigslist and...
Oct 31, 2014 | 5:31 AM
US turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers. The order sent Thursday makes 36 separate requests...
Oct 31, 2014 | 4:31 AM
Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise
The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy makers have already warned of price hikes next year. Hershey cited the rising cost of cocoa, dairy and nuts when it announced an 8 percent increase in the average...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Seattle real estate spotlight, Oct. 30, 2014
Tom Kundig may be Seattle's most prominent living architect, with piles of awards and a distinctive style that incorporates industrial elements into livable spaces. Now, one of his notable Seattle creations -- 414 34th Ave. S., in Leschi -- is...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Band will offer...
Oct 31, 2014 | 3:31 AM
Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers
Google last year agreed to help French news organizations increase online advertising revenue and fund digital publishing innovations to settle a dispute there over whether it should pay for news content in its search results.
Oct 31, 2014 | 2:31 AM
Strengthening US growth reflects help from Fed
The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond.
Oct 30, 2014 | 11:30 PM
For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule
WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government. To meet these "gainful employment" standards, a program will have to show that the estimated annual loan...
Oct 30, 2014 | 11:30 PM
Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market. More business investment and exports, as well as a burst of government...
Oct 30, 2014 | 11:30 PM