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Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service
The bold move comes as the carrier drops to the No. 4 position among the nation’s wireless carriers. AT&T, which owns DirectTV, pooh-poohs the offer as an act of desperation.
Aug 27, 2015 | 6:27 PM
Environmental groups appeal ruling on Shell’s use of Terminal 5
The coalition argues that an environmental review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was necessary because mooring Shell’s Artic oil rigs at Terminal 5 changed the use of the terminal.
Aug 27, 2015 | 5:27 PM
Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could...
Aug 27, 2015 | 4:27 PM
Franchisee challenge of Seattle’s $15 wage gets new backing
The state of Arizona and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce join with franchisees arguing they shouldn’t be lumped in with big businesses, while the state of Washington is among those backing Seattle in the latest round of legal arguments.
Aug 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM
Restraint over retweeting urged in Virginia attack video
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast. Shocked Twitter and Facebook users urged others not to click on, retweet or...
Aug 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM
New estimate: Apple shipped 3.6 million watches last quarter
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to change the competitive landscape for fitness bands and other wearable gadgets. Apple shipped...
Aug 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM
Oil jumps 10 percent for biggest one-day gain since 2009
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil soared more than 10 percent Thursday, its biggest one-day gain since March 2009, lifted by resurgent global stock markets and a report showing the U.S. economy grew faster than previously reported in the second quarter. U.S. oil...
Aug 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM
Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service
NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company’s new owner, AT&T. AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in July, has been promoting a...
Aug 27, 2015 | 1:27 PM
US economy likely grew more in spring than first estimated
The Commerce Department on Thursday will update its estimate of the economy's growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, for the April-June quarter. [...] that forecast is based on the expectation that the stock market's slide will...
Aug 27, 2015 | 1:27 PM
Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets. The company has introduced a new iPhone model every year around...
Aug 27, 2015 | 12:27 PM

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