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Miss a payment? Good luck moving that car

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:46
Some lenders are installing and remotely activating devices in cars that prevent car buyers from starting their cars if they fall behind on loan payments.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.20 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:38
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined slightly this week, after marking their largest one-week gain of the year the previous week.

Apple falls as software glitch gets more attention

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:37
Shares of Apple Inc. are down more than 3 percent as a glitch in an iPhone software update garnered more headlines.

Middle-class squeeze: costs rise 32 percent while wages stagnate

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:34
For a typical married couple with two children, the combined cost of child care, housing, health care and savings for college and retirement jumped 32 percent from 2000 to 2012 — and that’s after adjusting for inflation, a study shows. But the average pay for Americans is barely topping

The Whale Wins has the best happy hour in Seattle right now

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:33
Renowned chef Renee Erickson is doing the city’s best happy hour right now at The Whale Wins.

‘Local Sightings’ spotlights Pacific Northwest film talents

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:31
Seattle’s Local Sightings Film Festival expands its schedule to 10 days this year, and offers some strong if disturbing documentaries, along with more quirky feature films from moviemaking talents across the greater Pacific Northwest. Sept. 25-Oct. 4, 2014.

Initiative 1351: For a multi-billion-dollar budget-buster, not much opposition

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:46
State Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, raised eyebrows last week when he spoke up at a meeting of the 43rd District Democrats. He hadn’t been planning to say anything about Initiative 1351, the Washington Education Association's proposal to force smaller class sizes in every grade. But when a W

Cameron to apologize to queen for indiscretion

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:46
Prime Minister David Cameron will apologize to Queen Elizabeth II for disclosing details of a private conversation with her about the Scottish referendum.

Thursday Memo: Pit bull mauls ... Sounders, M's sink ... Cops wear cameras

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:34
In Portland, pit bull mauls small dog: We're not saying pit bulls are bad dogs, but you have to shake your head when you read a story about a tiny Pomeranian being fatally mauled by a pit bull on a Portland streetcar. A woman boarded the streetcar with the pit bull last night and the dog almost

Bikes, sustainability and Festa Italiana | Weekend Preview

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:16
Activities for the weekend of Sept. 26-28, 2014, include Seattle Bike Swap, Festa Italiana and Sustainable Ballard Festival. Films opening include “The Equalizer” and “The Boxtrolls.”

Sept. 25 TV Picks: Viola Davis in ‘How to Get Away with Murder’

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:16
TV picks for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, include the series premiere of “How to Get Away with Murder” on ABC, “Bones” on Fox and “Parenthood” on NBC.

Police: small dog fatally mauled on Ore. streetcar

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 23:16
Portland (AP) — Police say a Pomeranian dog was fatally mauled by a pit bull Wednesday night on a Portland streetcar.

Algerian forces search for extremists in beheading

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:45
Algerian forces expanded their search on Thursday through the mountainous region where a newly-formed extremist group claiming allegiance to the Syria-based Islamic State group beheaded a French hiker the day before.

Ryanair shares rise as airline raises outlook

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:36
Ryanair says it plans to carry an extra 1 million passengers this year and has raised its profits outlook on the back of wide-ranging service improvements that have boosted sales and filled more aircraft.

Reichert's Democratic challenger blasts lack of debates

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:31
In all likelihood, U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert faces an easy path to reelection this fall.

Global stocks higher as US data boost sentiment

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 22:29
Global stocks markets were mostly higher Thursday after a surge in new home sales in the U.S. bolstered sentiment. But gains were limited by worries about Europe's stagnant economy and violence in Iraq and Syria.

Newest Airbus jet, the A320neo, takes first flight

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:44
Airbus has sent its latest jet up for its first flight above the skies of southern France, amid high demand for the single-aisle A320neo and its promised fuel economy.

Metro Transit has already been doing prudent budgeting

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 21:04
Monday’s Times editorial disregards the facts about Metro’s six-year effort to preserve bus service ["King County Metro Transit heeds the voters’ call on efficiencies," Opinion, Sept. 21].