Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China's dip

By BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press August 4, 2015 5:04 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.

Damaged Zodiac plant to resume production

By Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times August 4, 2015 4:57 p.m.

Workers injured in a mid-July explosion at the Zodiac aerospace plant north of Spokane have been released from the hospital, and limited production at the badly damaged plant is to resume this week, the company said.

Clark County retail sales up by 13.8 percent in Q1

By Gordon Oliver August 4, 2015 4:25 p.m.

Clark County's taxable retail sales grew by 13.8 percent in this year's first quarter, the largest one-year increase of any large county in the state, the Department of Revenue reported Tuesday.

What raising the minimum wage to $15 would mean

By Roberto A. Ferdman, The Washington Post August 4, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Look around the country, and you'll find the same impassioned argument about pay for low-wage workers is taking place. The $15 minimum wage was approved last year in Seattle, and is being proposed in New York City. Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is pushing for a federal $15 floor. Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate leading the latest polls, said he would prefer it remain as is, at $7.25 an hour.

Nautilus: Q2 profit at $2.42 million

By Aaron Corvin August 3, 2015 4:57 p.m.

Nautilus, the Vancouver-based manufacturer of fitness machines, said Monday it posted a second-quarter profit of $2.42 million. That compares with a profit of $557,000 in the April-to-June period of 2014.

Coal producer files for bankruptcy

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press August 3, 2015 4:45 p.m.

NEW YORK — Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country’s biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas and stricter pollution regulations.

AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

By Associated Press August 3, 2015 4:34 p.m.

NEW YORK — AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago.

Judge: Port of Seattle free to host Shell rigs

By Coral Garnick, The Seattle Times August 3, 2015 3:37 p.m.

The much-disputed lease of Port of Seattle property as a base for Shell's Arctic drilling fleet was affirmed Friday by a King County Superior Court judge who ruled that the Port didn't need to conduct an environmental review to use Terminal 5 for that purpose.

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press August 3, 2015 10:16 a.m.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens

By DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press August 3, 2015 12:51 p.m.

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's top companies lost billions in market value in a matter of minutes on Monday, when the stock exchange plunged upon reopening after a five-week closure and investors worried over a dramatic new drop in the economy.

Oregon State Fair recruiting 400 workers

By Associated Press August 3, 2015 9:56 a.m.

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon State Fair is looking to hire 400 workers.

Real Estate roundup

By The Columbian August 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Recent commercial real estate transactions as reported by area brokerage firms.

Hottest luxury auto in U.S.? New Ford F-150 truck

By Drew Harwell, The Washington Post August 3, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Ford's first F-Series trucks were no-frills workhorses built for no-frills workers, promoted as if they were carved out of stone for the blue-collar, meat-eating, all-American man. In 1969, the pickups came in three editions — the Contractor Special, the Heavy Duty Special and the Farm & Ranch Special — and with few upgrades, except more space for toolboxes.

Study: Cheap rides may save lives

By Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times August 3, 2015 6 a.m.

The introduction of low-cost on-demand transportation like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar could reduce the rate of drunk driving-related deaths by as much as 3.6 percent, according to new independent research at Temple University's Fox School of Business.

Super Bowl ads will be same online as on TV

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press August 3, 2015 6 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV.

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