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  1. Tacoma’s Weyerhaeuser mansion sold to nonprofit for nearly $5.9 million

    09.22 / 03:22 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Sale of the estate closed Monday with Trouve, a Lakewood-based nonprofit created last year, according to Pierce County and state records. Trouve announced the Tacoma Waldorf School will occupy the education building on the…
  2. Japan’s emoji creator shrugs as U.S. firms turn his idea into a global hit

    09.22 / 02:24 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Emoji were created in 1998 by a 25-year-old employee of Japanese mobile-phone carrier NTT Docomo, who designed them for an internet messaging service. But it was Western players Apple and Google that made emoji a global…
  3. Trump’s chance to reshape the Federal Reserve could be his biggest economic legacy

    09.22 / 01:32 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Because of a wave of vacancies, Trump will have the ability in the coming months to appoint as many as four people to seats on the seven-member Federal Reserve board, including the top two…
  4. Attorney: Final San Francisco plane crash lawsuit settled

    09.22 / 01:32 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago — killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others — reached a settlement Thursday with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the last pending lawsuit in the U.S. stemming from the […]…
  5. Americans devouring organic chickens as specialty farm sales surge

    09.22 / 01:32 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    U.S. producers sold $750 million of organic chickens last year, a 78 percent surge from…
  6. New Expedia CEO Okerstrom gets $1 million in base pay, equity grants

    09.21 / 23:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Mark Okerstrom, formerly Expedia’s chief financial officer, was elevated to CEO Sept. 5…
  7. Airlines hope to resume flights to devastated Puerto Rico

    09.21 / 23:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Airlines plan to resume flights to Puerto Rico as early as Friday after Hurricane Maria left the island territory without power. American Airlines says it plans to send its first plane to San Juan from Miami Friday morning. Spokesman Ross Feinstein says passengers will include federal airport screeners to help run security checkpoints at Luis…
  8. Tiffany names industry veteran Roger Farah chairman

    09.21 / 23:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. has named industry veteran Roger Farah as chairman, effective Oct. 2. Farah, 64, joined the upscale jeweler’s board in March and had served in leadership roles at Ralph Lauren Corp., Venator Group Inc., among others. The move is part of a management overhaul pushed by activist investor Janna […
  9. Appeals court sidesteps decision on US fracking regulations

    09.21 / 23:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court has sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. A Denver-based appeals court said Thursday it would be a waste of time to rule on the regulations because the Trump administration […
  10. Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attack

    09.21 / 22:34 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Security researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies. The company that sells CCleaner software, Prague-based Avast Software, says the attack affected more than 2 million computers in late August and early September. San Jose, California-based Cisco Systems and its Talos cybersecurity group discovered…
  11. Figures on government spending and debt

    09.21 / 22:34 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars. The government’s fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Sept. 20 $20,129,161 Statutory debt limit –Suspended– Total public debt outstanding Sept. 20 $20,164,808 Operating balance Sept. 20 $151,204 Interest fiscal year 2017 thru Aug $274,563 […
  12. California hits Gatorade in court for “anti-water” videogame

    09.21 / 22:34 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general has reached a $300,000 settlement with Gatorade over allegations the company made “anti-water” statements in a cellphone game. The settlement reached Thursday by Attorney General Xavier Becerra (HAH-vee-air Bah-sehr’-ah) and Gatorade is not an admission of wrongdoing. Gatorade must also refrain from making statements “that disparage water or […
  13. Florida water bottler buys Mississippi plant, adds workers

    09.21 / 22:34 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — A Florida water bottler is expanding after buying a Mississippi operation in February. Silver Springs Bottled Water Co. of Ocala, Florida, said Thursday that it’s adding 15 workers to 29 now employed at RealPure Bottling Co. in Magee, Mississippi. The company is spending $19.75 million to buy and renovate the former […
  14. Mississippi casino revenue continues to decline in August

    09.21 / 22:34 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Casinos along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast held their own last month, while revenue declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River continued. State Revenue Department figures released this week show gamblers lost $168 million statewide last month, down 2 percent from August 2016’s $171 million. Receipts rose less than 1 percent to […
  15. How major US stock market indexes fared Thursday

    09.21 / 21:37 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Stocks closed slightly lower on Thursday, posting the market’s first decline this week and erasing modest gains from a day earlier. Trading was mostly subdued as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Technology stocks declined the most. Supermarket operators and other consumer-focused stocks also closed lower. General Electric and other industrial…
  16. Scholastic and AngloGold skid while Calgon Carbon surges

    09.21 / 21:37 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: Scholastic Corp., down $2.72 to $35.79 The “Harry Potter” publisher’s profit and revenue fell short of Wall Street estimates. Ash Grove Cement Co., up $235 to $520 Most Read StoriesScientists say recent quake swarm at Rainier doesn't signal impending eruption'Polite Robber' suspect told […
  17. Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

    09.21 / 20:40 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes amid growing pressure on the social network from members of Congress, who pushed it to release the ads. Facebook has already handed over the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference […
  18. Death Wish cold brew coffee recalled amid botulism concern

    09.21 / 20:40 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    ROUND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Death Wish cold brew coffee is being recalled because it could contain a deadly toxin. Death Wish Coffee Co. says it’s recalling 11-ounce Nitro Cold Brew cans after determining that its manufacturing process could lead to growth of bacteria producing botulin toxin. The toxin causes botulism, a rare illness that […
  19. 6 airlines bid for service in Tupelo

    09.21 / 19:41 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Six airlines, including current provider Contour Airlines, have submitted bids to keep air service going in Tupelo. Executive Director Cliff Nash says the submission deadline was Tuesday. Contour’s parent company, Corporate Flight Management, has provided service between Tupelo and Nashville since April 2016. The company is being paid a subsidy of […
  20. Wisconsin seems a winner under GOP health care bill formula

    09.21 / 19:41 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An inscrutable provision in the Republican health care bill would apparently steer extra cash to Wisconsin. That’s the home state of GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a co-sponsor of the bill. One health care consultant says the language could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for Wisconsin, though others say it’s hard to […