Real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple reunited by hope Katie and Dalton Prager, a young couple who both have cystic fibrosis, celebrated happy news when they reunited Tuesday afternoon after nearly five months apart: Katie is on her way to getting a lifesaving lung transplant. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Economy grew a bit faster as summer ended, Fed says WASHINGTON — US economic growth picked up a bit as summer ended and fall began, supported by modest hiring, an uptick in consumer spending, and steady home building, according to the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s ‘‘Beige Book’’ survey of economic ... 10/19/2016 - 1:11 pm | View Link
US economy grows a bit faster in September, Fed says WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth picked up a bit as summer ended and fall began, supported by modest hiring, an uptick in consumer spending, and steady homebuilding, according to the Federal Reserve. The Fed's "Beige Book" survey of economic conditions ... 10/19/2016 - 7:14 am | View Link
This map shows how some US states are already in recession As the Philly Fed's latest coincident indexes survey shows, seven states — North Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Illinois, Louisiana, and Mississippi — saw economic activity contract during the three months that ended in December. It's worth ... 02/1/2016 - 11:59 pm | View Link
A New Survey From the Fed Shows Exactly Why Yellen Is in No Rush to Raise Rates The goal of the question was to help gauge the amount of underemployment in the economy, according to the report ... Average hourly earnings were up just 2.2 percent in the year ended April, within the same narrow range in which the gauge has fluctuated ... 05/27/2015 - 5:12 am | View Link
Fed survey shows economy ended 2011 with strength WASHINGTON -- The final weeks of 2011 were the economy's strongest since it appeared to be slipping toward recession in late spring. Consumers spent more freely, factories made more goods, Americans stepped up travel and the auto industry enjoyed its best ... 01/11/2012 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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Uber has acquired a 15-person artificial intelligence startup to boost its efforts toward self-driving cars, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
The New York-based startup, Geometric Intelligence, will move to San Francisco and become a new division of Uber called Uber AI Labs, the Journal reports.
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“Driverless cars are going to be at the center of what we do,” Gary Marcus, Geometric Intelligence’s chief…
Developers have unveiled plans to transform a block on downtown's west side into a 12-story mixed-use apartment complex.
Focus Development LLC, led by Shaffin Jetha, is planning to build 230 apartments at 418 W. Fayette St. with 120 parking spaces and 12,000 square feet of retail on the first floor. Jetha said he hopes to break ground on the $60 million project in June, with construction taking about two years to complete.
The building, known as the University Lofts, will be tailored to University…
A Charlotte cybersecurity company said it's moving its corporate headquarters to Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Root9B Technologies, Inc. said it's moving its headquarters to the current Colorado Springs headquarters of Root9B, which it said is its wholly owned cybersecurity company. Root9B Technologies said it's changing its name to Root9B Holdings Inc.
In an effort to move from the OTC bulletin board to the Nasdaq stock exchange, Root9B said it's announcing a 1:15 reverse stock split.
The Seattle region’s first taste of winter weather has prompted Alaska Airlines to cancel more than two dozen flights Monday morning at Sea-Tac.
In a note to travelers posted on the airline’s blog, Alaska Air and Horizon Air have canceled 26 flights out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday morning. Alaska noted that the weather forecast predicts up to 2 inches of accumulated snow.
Alaska Air said passengers will be automatically rebooked to a later flight.
From a cyber-threat detection service and a provider of artificially intelligent customer engagement software, to the maker of a wine-pouring device, the companies that raised the most money in November showcase the diversity of Massachusetts's startup ecosystem.
The dozen largest funding rounds in the state last month (excluding biotechnology and life sciences companies) combined for $220.1 million in investment.
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A wild ride
A bit of a shameless plug here: Our year-end coverage kicks off later today.
And, yeah, it's going to be quite a ride, dotted by melancholy, wonderment and, as we head into 2017, loads of uncertainty.
If you're a tippler ( the Holiday Ale Festival, BTW, was great), you might want to say "so long" to the year by trying a couple of the…