Oracle’s Larry Ellison stepped down as chief executive officer of the software maker he founded. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, currently co-presidents of Oracle, were both named CEO to replace Ellison, who will become chairman and chief technology officer.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates surged this week, marking their largest one-week gain this year.
U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.
Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending.
Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for mayor.
A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog wandering in a Portland suburb, and brought her to an animal shelter, where her microchip was read. She’d been missing since April.
Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.
A movie review of “The Maze Runner,” a smart and fast-paced rendering of James Dashner’s 2009 young-adult best-seller set in a dystopian future. The young cast and set design are its greatest strengths. It got three stars out of four.
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newspaper.
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kittitas County to driving under the influence after driving his pickup into a ditch last month.
It was the best of times and the worst of times in Redmond today.
Microsoft is notifying approximately 2,100 employees Thursday that they're being laid off in the second round of layoffs since the company announced in July that it would be cutting 18,000 jobs.
A familiar face -- former cast member Darrell Hammond -- is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live."
Join me for our weekly chat at noon today to preview the Huskies' final nonconference game Saturday against the Georgia State Panthers.
A very sad surprise today for fans of Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carla Körbes, who announced today that she is retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 season. She explained her decision in a statement to this morning:
Annual festival also includes a number of Sunday kid events.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.
Seattle apartment-dwellers: You thought your rent was high -- well, you're right.