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US-led strikes hit IS group as coalition grows

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:31
American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists in Syria and Iraq, as the U.S.-led coalition expanded to include Britain, Denmark and Belgium.

Why rate hikes are good news for stocks

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:01
It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.

Activist investor pushes Yahoo to buy rival AOL

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:01
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is getting some unsolicited advice on how to turn around the long-struggling Internet company, just like some of her predecessors who tangled with investors dissatisfied with management's performance.

'Bond King' Bill Gross leaves Pimco, joins Janus

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:01
The biggest star in the bond market shocked the financial world Friday by leaving the huge money management firm he has led for four decades and joining a much smaller rival.

Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:01
The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.

US stocks end rocky week with a surge; Nike gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:01
Good economic and corporate news helped the stock market stage a rebound at the end of a turbulent week of trading. Nike jumped after turning in higher profits, leading the Dow Jones industrial average higher.

Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:31
Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

No charges in toxic tea incident at Utah eatery

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 18:16
No charges will be filed in the case of a customer who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday.

Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 18:16
Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.

Ferguson unrest persists despite chief's gesture

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 18:16
Cast as an olive branch by some, the Ferguson police chief's attempt to march with protesters demanding charges in the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer still erupted into a clash that activists Friday blamed on police missteps.

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