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Toshiba's 'scorpion' robot will look into Fukushima reactor
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked Fukushima reactors in Japan. Toshiba Corp., co-developer of the "scorpion" crawler that was...
Jul 1, 2015 | 7:01 AM
Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy. Continued improvement in job market conditions and income...
Jul 1, 2015 | 6:01 AM
US home prices climbing steadily
Strong job growth and low mortgage rates have prompted greater demand for housing, boosting home values. The continued gains are at roughly double the pace of wage growth, but current levels appear more manageable than the double-digit home price...
Jul 1, 2015 | 5:01 AM
US stocks open higher as hopes rise for late deal on Greece
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising broadly in early trading as investors hope for a last-minute deal on Greece's debt woes. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of crude oil increased.
Jul 1, 2015 | 5:01 AM
Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building
The Gulf commercial hub on Tuesday announced plans to add the world's first office building made using three-dimensional printer technology to its collection of eye-catching buildings. Mohammed al-Gergawi, the United Arab Emirates' minister of...
Jul 1, 2015 | 5:01 AM
Pep Boys may be on the lot
CEO Mike Odell resigned in September and earlier this month the company agreed to nominate three board members recommended by its biggest stockholder in order to avoid a proxy fight. Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack said that its board is reviewing...
Jul 1, 2015 | 4:01 AM
Blackstone selling security services firm for about $1.67B
NEW YORK (AP) — Investment firm Blackstone is selling the security services company AlliedBarton to French investment firm Wendel SE for about $1.67 billion AlliedBarton, based in Philadelphia, has more than 3,300 customers and more than 60,000...
Jul 1, 2015 | 2:01 AM
State budget axes money for fund that aids biotech startups
Established in 2005, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards grants to biotech or biomed startups to help them navigate early stages of product development.
Jun 30, 2015 | 9:30 PM
Northwest cherry growers set June shipping record
Washington, the nation’s largest sweet-cherry producer, accounts for 75 percent or more of the Northwest cherries. The association derives its figures from a staff of field representatives who communicate with growers and make periodic seasonal...
Jun 30, 2015 | 8:30 PM
Ex-Im Bank can’t back new U.S. exports as charter lapses
U.S. exporters including Boeing and General Electric won’t be able to obtain new financing for overseas deals from the U.S. Export-Import Bank starting Wednesday. Boeing is prepared to offer some short-term financing in hopes the bank is revived...
Jun 30, 2015 | 7:30 PM