Retailers rise again, but tech leads other US stocks lower

APTOPIX Financial Markets Wall Street-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to...


Black Friday still a thing, for now

Holiday Shopping-Cyber Monday

WSU economist talks about Black Friday and shopping during the holidays.


Police warn people not to eat spoiled, trash-picked turkeys

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs. The police department in Falmouth reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a mechanical failure. Police say the problem is that someone...


CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

Sexual Misconduct Rose

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of...


FCC chairman sets out to scrap open internet access rules

FCC-Net Neutrality

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on...


Uber waits a year to reveal massive hack of customer data

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A cyberattack exposed sensitive personal information belonging to tens of millions of Uber customers and drivers before the company hid the breach from public view for more than a year, the company revealed Tuesday. The information includes names, email addresses and...


Led by technology and health care, stocks set more records

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The market’s biggest winners this year, technology and health care, powered U.S. stock indexes to more all-time highs on Tuesday. Huge technology companies like Apple and Facebook continued their ascent, while strong reports from companies including medical device maker Medtronic...


FCC plan would give internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Federal officials took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers see and use. Under the proposal by the Federal...


Tribal leaders take aim at oil and gas development

Oil and Gas New Mexico

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Native American activists and tribal leaders from around New Mexico are joining the chorus of environmentalists who have been fighting for years to stop oil and gas development. This time, opponents are spurred by a proposed ordinance that would regulate drilling in one...


Uber concealed cyberattack that exposed 57 million people's data

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles...


J. Crew's sales plummet, overshadowing growth at Madewell brand

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. J. Crew Group posted another withering sales decline in the latest quarter, raising fresh concerns about the apparel chain as it heads into the crucial holiday season. Same-store sales plummeted 12 percent at the New York-based company’s flagship brand in the third quarter....

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