GM's legal team under investigation

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times August 22, 2014 6:10 p.m.

The Department of Justice is investigating whether the legal department of General Motors Co. concealed evidence from safety regulators about defective ignition switches that have been linked to at least 13 deaths and more than 50 crashes.

Delta Air Lines hiring 1,800 flight attendants

By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 22, 2014 5:58 p.m.

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines plans to hire at least 1,800 flight attendants as it plans for growth. The airline began taking applications for the flight attendant positions this week, after opening it up to internal candidates last week.

Butter price reaches record

By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT) August 22, 2014 5:56 p.m.

MILWAUKEE — The cash price for butter hit an all-time high Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

McDonald's names Andres to run U.S. unit

By Bloomberg News August 22, 2014 5:54 p.m.

CHICAGO — McDonald's Corp. said Friday that longtime restaurant executive Mike Andres will take over as president of the chain's U.S. operations, which have struggled to boost sales amid increased competition.

Albertsons, Baker Boyer warn of data breach

By Walla Walla Union-Bulletin August 22, 2014 5:46 p.m.

WALLA WALLA — Albertsons customers should keep an eye on their debit and credit statements after a data breach was discovered at stores in nine states, including Washington and Oregon, officials say.

Sodas thirsting for new sweetener

By Karen Robinson-Jacobs, The Dallas Morning News August 22, 2014 5:42 p.m.

Steps from the lobby of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group headquarters, a row of inauspicious Rubbermaid bins holds the crystallized future of the nation's third largest soft drink player.

Heavy-lift ship will be sight to see

By The Associated Press August 22, 2014 5:29 p.m.

PORTLAND — A heavy-lift vessel transporting the parts for a $50 million dry dock will be a striking sight this weekend as it makes its way up the Columbia River to Portland.

Fed: No 'simple recipe' on interest rates

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times August 22, 2014 5:10 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Resisting pressure to more quickly tighten monetary policy, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Friday there was no "simple recipe" for central bank policymakers in deciding when the labor market had improved enough to handle a rise in interest rates.

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press August 22, 2014 12:46 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.

United woos top fliers with promise of hot meal

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press August 22, 2014 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.

Gorge concert venue big boost to Grant County

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press August 22, 2014 6 a.m.

SPOKANE — Nearly 400,000 people attended concerts at The Gorge Amphitheater in 2013, generating $4.6 million in state and local taxes, according to an economic study created by the owners as they seek to expand the scenic venue.

Honda bolsters Fit on crash resistance

August 21, 2014 5:43 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board.

Standard & Poor's 500 hits record high

August 21, 2014 5 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high.

GameStop sales soar on high demand

By Maria Halkias, The Dallas Morning News August 21, 2014 4:59 p.m.

GameStop Corp. sales jumped in the second quarter as demand for Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles and new games remained high, the company said. The company's international business had similarly strong results.

Washington enjoys another record cherry crop

By Mike Irwin, The Wenatchee World August 21, 2014 4:13 p.m.

WENATCHEE — Another record year for cherries? It sure looks that way.

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