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  1. Facebook begins ‘human review’ of potentially sensitive ads

    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues. The company has informed some advertisers about the new “human review” requirement, warning them that it might cause delays before their ads can appear on the social media platform. Facebook has had to apologize amid…
  2. Economic development surging in New Mexico tribal community

    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    ZUNI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — An entire neighborhood dating back to the mid-1900s is being remodeled. There’s a building boom going on in Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico. Zuni Councilwoman Virginia Chavez told the Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA) that economic development was the focus when she ran for office in 2014 and pledged her support […
  3. Big Tech has big plans to help reconnect Puerto Rico

    10.07 / 16:20 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Facebook once aimed to connect the world. Now it would be happy just to reconnect part of it — and Google and others hope to join it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to help restore communications in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. Google parent company Alphabet […
  4. Murdoch’s UK firm pays damages to ex-spy in hacking scandal

    10.07 / 16:20 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company has agreed to pay damages to a former intelligence officer whose computer was hacked by detectives working for Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid, lawyers said Friday. Ian Hurst, who ran agents inside the IRA in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, sued Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers […
  5. Who will monitor the credit monitors?

    10.07 / 16:20 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    The data breach at Equifax kicked over a rock on a little-known but very powerful industry. It has control over most people’s financial lives. Will Congress do more than vent o…
  6. The Motley Fool: Useful tips on investing

    10.07 / 16:20 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Deducting commissions Q: How do I deal with brokerage-trading commissions when recording my gains and losses on my tax return? A: It’s smart to factor them in, lest you pay extra taxes unnecessarily. Since the costs of buying or selling a capital asset (stock, in this example) are capital costs, they should be part of […
  7. Ryanair’s operations chief to step down after cancellations

    10.07 / 11:46 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    LONDON (AP) — The chief operations officer of Ryanair has announced plans to leave his post at the end of October following the cancellation of tens of thousands of flights scheduled for the coming months. Company officials said Saturday that Michael Hickey will still have an “advisory role” after he steps down following decades with […
  8. Legislative fight intensifies over short-term rental bills

    10.07 / 10:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Local crackdowns on short-term housing rentals have ignited a fight in Michigan’s Capitol, with homeowners and lobbyists lining up for and against legislation that would allow the rentals in all residential zones and prohibit treating them differently through zoning. The bills are being pushed by the Michigan Realtors group, which accuses […
  9. EPA to ease emission restrictions on coal-fired power plants

    10.07 / 10:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. In a plan expected to be made public in coming days, the Environmental Protection Agency declared the Obama-era rule exceeded federal […
  10. Poor Americans don’t fare well under Trump’s tax cut plan

    10.07 / 10:33 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Americans “the largest tax cut in our country’s history.” But for low-income households, Trump’s plan would amount to crumbs. The poorest would get an average tax cut of about $60 a year, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center. Middle-income families would get about $300 on […
  11. Subsidy arms race for Amazon? We of all people should know how this turns out

    10.07 / 05:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Remember? We went down this same road with a certain other mega-corporation. It didn’t work out so well for u…
  12. California bullet train staff recommend German operator

    10.07 / 05:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The agency overseeing California’s bullet train project recommended Friday that a U.S. subsidiary of a German rail company design and operate a train segment from the Central Valley to Silicon Valley in its early stages. The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s board of directors will vote Oct. 19 on whether to approve […
  13. Maud Daudon plans to step down as leader of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

    10.07 / 05:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce since 2012, plans to step down once a successor is selected in the next few…
  14. New robot analyst slaps sell rating on Facebook and Google

    10.07 / 05:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Wells Fargo’s artificially intelligent equity research analyst, AIERA, put a sell recommendation on Facebook and Google. But that didn’t persuade AIERA’s human inventors to change their rating on the stock…
  15. Everett toymaker Funko plans IPO

    10.07 / 05:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Business
    Funko, founded as a bobblehead maker in a Snohomish home in 1998, is best known for its whimsical Pop! series of big-eyed, square faced vinyl…