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Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple’s annual Fourth of July party. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presided over Saturday’s nuptials at Joel’s Long Island estate, the singer’s spokeswoman Claire Mercuri said. The small group of family and friends at the party didn’t know the […]

Don’t get burned by new funding tools

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:02
Despite all of the talk about new funds and fund types, different approaches and new strategies don’t negate anything about tried-and-true investments

biz-motley05

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:02
Different growth rates Q: I recently noticed a company post quarterly results that featured earnings growing faster than revenue. Shouldn’t those two items grow at a similar rate? A: Not necessarily. Revenue (or “sales”) is the top line of the income statement and earnings (or “net income”) the bottom, with a lot happening in between. […]

Obamacare improves health care in state, but could be better

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:00
It has been five years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, and new data and numerous real-life stories are beginning to reveal how close or how far the ACA has come toward meeting its objective in Washington state.

Subaru: The little car company that could

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:00
Since 2011, Subaru’s global sales have surged 45 percent, a pace bested only by a few burgeoning Chinese brands and Fiat Chrysler.

Mutual funds post weak second-quarter results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:00
A sell-off in global stock markets pulled down many funds. Less than half of all mutual funds — 41 percent — were able to post gains for the quarter that ended in June.

Major automakers are investing in U.S., Canada and Mexico

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:00
Some examples of how automakers are also spending money in the United States and Canada as well as Mexico.

Rohan Dennis impressive in 1st stage of Tour de France

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:49
Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals.

Emerald Downs results and entries

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:36
Race results for Saturday, July 4; entries for Sunday, July 5.

LaMarcus Aldridge says he’s joining Spurs

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:31
LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs.

Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to disabled list with strained calf muscle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:26
Batting leader in the AL goes on DL for first time in his career

Seattle sets heat record for July 4

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:18
Temperatures hit 92 degrees Saturday, and highs in the 90s are going to keep coming for a few more days, according to the National Weather Service.

Sound Transit boosts light-rail-expansion plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:11
Sound Transit has begun promoting a $15 billion light-rail-expansion plan, but still needs to work out crucial route details before presenting anything to voters.

Defending women’s Wimbledon champion ousted

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:06
Jelena Jankovic put together a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory Saturday over the second-seeded Petra Kvitova, who claimed the 2011 and 2014 titles at the All England Club.

A year in, taxes on legal weed yet to yield big windfall for state

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:05
The tax windfall predicted by some for legal weed hasn’t materialized in the first year of sales; nor have horrors imagined by opponents. But some data warrants a closer look as Washington charts a course for legalization in other states.

The U.S. women’s national soccer team is driven to erase memory of heartbreaking 2011 defeat

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:04
The U.S. women’s national soccer team has been working for four years for the chance to erase the heartbreaking memory of its loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup final.

Fire in Superfund landfill near Pasco continues to smolder

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:04
A fire has been smoldering underground at an old Pasco garbage dump since November 2013. The place is now a federal Superfund site, and the state’s going to try a more aggressive firefighting plan.

SPD seeks assistance locating missing Seattle woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 09:49
Seattle police are asking for help finding 76-year old Meizhen Huang, who went missing from the 200 block of Aurora Avenue. Police took to Twitter Saturday evening urging people to call 911 if they see the 5-foot, 105-pound Huang. Police did not provide additional information. This post will be updated when more information becomes available.

Matt Stonie upsets Joey Chestnut

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 09:47
Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey “Jaws” Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut’s bid for a ninth straight victory.

Tiny hummers will grow up fast

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 09:30
A hummingbird mom takes care of her babies in West Seattle.