Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Business

  • Seattle's cutest open homes from $389K
    Friday - 08/18/2017 - 08:37 PM

    The ever-increasing home prices make "deals" in the city nearly impossible to find, and these days it seems like anything under a half-million dollars is a steal. But despite the slim pickings, these three homes range from $389,900 to $465,000, and all three offer plenty of space as well as some added perks.

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  • How major US stock market indexes fared Friday
    Friday - 08/18/2017 - 05:50 PM

    U.S. stocks slumped in the final minutes of trading Friday and ended a rough week with more losses.

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  • Foot Locker and Deere slide while Estee Lauder jumps
    Friday - 08/18/2017 - 05:50 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:
    Foot Locker Inc., down $13.32 to $34.48
    The athletic gear retailer had a weak quarter and plans to close more stores.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts
    Friday - 08/18/2017 - 01:28 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store.
    Gab had already been unavailable in Apple's store, though it remains accessible on the web.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • A sports rout on Wall Street
    Friday - 08/18/2017 - 01:28 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak.
    Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • US stocks slide again as industrial companies and banks drop
    Friday - 08/18/2017 - 10:45 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks continue to skid Friday morning as industrial companies fall after a weak report from farm equipment giant Deere. Banks are also down as bond yields continue to slide, and sporting goods companies continue to take sharp losses as investors did not like what they heard from Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Asian shares track Wall Street slide; Spain attack weighs
    Friday - 08/18/2017 - 02:03 AM

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as global investor sentiment was battered by big losses on Wall Street amid U.S. political turmoil and a deadly van attack in Spain.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 3 pension funds sue 6 big banks over stock-lending business
    Thursday - 08/17/2017 - 08:00 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three public pension funds are suing six Wall Street banks, saying the banks overcharged investors in what's known as the stock loan market.
    The suit is being brought by the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System, the Orange County Employees Retirement System and the Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association.

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  • Business Highlights
    Thursday - 08/17/2017 - 06:42 PM

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    Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville
    NEW YORK (AP) — It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Report: German-backed Arabic website blocked by Egypt
    Thursday - 08/17/2017 - 03:09 PM

    BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle says an Arabic-language news and culture website it operates has been blocked in Egypt.
    A spokesman for Deutsche Welle says the broadcaster received initial reports earlier in the week that the site, qantara.de , was unavailable to Egyptian internet users.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share