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A Christmas wish from the Muppets

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 07:31
P&P's taking a couple of days off, so that its proprietor can have herself a merry little Christmas -- and may I say that I hope you and yours have one as well. (Note that there will be no Friday-noon live chat this week, but the chat will return Friday, Jan 2.)  As is tradition (well, I th

Federal mediators offer help in port labor dispute

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 07:23
Federal mediators have offered to get involved in negotiations to resolve a labor dispute between longshoremen and shipping lines that threatens to disrupt movement of goods through West Coast ports.

Ireland weighs in on Microsoft email privacy case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 07:02
The roster of folks speaking up about Microsoft's closely watched data privacy court case now includes a government.

2014 Footlight Awards: The stars (and stumbles) of the theater season

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 07:01
Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson compiles her annual list of what was hot, and what was not, in the Seattle-area theater season that was.

Best bets for last-minute Seattle shoppers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 07:01
Procrastinators fear not. Several Seattle shops could be your answer for stocking-filler needs and more.

Quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 06:35
Here is the transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:

Richard Sherman: Reaction to Lynch run was "shock and awe''

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 06:34
There have been some, well, different press conferences involving Seahawks players this season.

Dow 101: The Dow and how it works

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 06:34
The Dow Jones industrial average, an index of 30 U.S. blue-chip stocks, is the oldest barometer of the stock market. On Tuesday, it closed above 18,000 for the first time in its 118-year history.

A look at the Dow's 1,000-point milestones

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 06:34
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by news that the U.S. economy grew at the fastest pace in more than a decade in the third quarter.

Seahawks 12th Fan of the Week: From Russia with love for the Hawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 06:31
%%%6f640ed64b6e0f6ec0254c252aa08c0b%%%The Seattle Times will highlight a 12th Fan of the Week throughout the season. Each fan will predict the outcome of the next Seahawks game against a Seattle celebrity and Times reporters and columnists.

114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook age policy dies

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 06:31
A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.

Outkast, Sir Mix on Seattle Times critics’ best-concert lists for 2014

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 05:40
Seven critics, seven very different lists. Seattle music writers look back at 2014 and name their top five concerts.

Daily Rant & Rave: 'What part of 'Road Closed' don't you understand?'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 05:35
RAVE I took my autistic son to see Santa and was so surprised when I went to pay for the photo and was told by the cashier that Santa had paid for it. This act of kindness and generosity inspired us to go and buy several toys and take them to KOMO’s “Toys for Tots” drive. Santa&rsq

As dust clears, what's next for Sony?

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 05:32
The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers?

American offers 4 percent raise to its employees

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 05:32
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is rewarding employees who have already reached new labor agreements with the company with an extra 4 percent raise.

Ex-girlfriend of NYPD shooter getting better

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 04:39
Hospital officials say a Baltimore-area woman is getting better after she was shot by her ex-boyfriend, who ambushed two New York police officers.

Immigrant mom seeks refuge in Philadelphia church

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 04:39
Nine-year-old Mariana Mendoza had to give up her pink bedroom and bike when her family moved from a two-story rowhouse into a cramped church annex last month.

Hekker says Rams will come to play against Seahawks

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 04:31
A custom of the NFL week is for a player from each team to hold a conference call with media from the other team. Usually, it's a quarterback or a big name player of some sort.

Walgreen fiscal 1st-qtr profit jumps 16 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 04:31
Stronger sales from established stores helped Walgreen trump first-quarter expectations, and the nation's largest drugstore chain said Tuesday that a major acquisition expected to stoke its global reach and buying clout should close next week.

US consumer spending up solid 0.6 pct. in November

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 04:31
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in November, while income posted the best gain in five months -- both encouraging signs for economic growth.