Archive for May, 2013

West Seattle woman gets parking garage sticker shock

Garage parking can be expensive. So imagine trying to exit only to learn that you owe more than five times what you expected. It happened to a West Seattle woman, and when the company wouldn’t help her, she decided to get Jesse. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Costco 3Q profits soars 19 percent, top analyst estimates

Costco’s fiscal third-quarter net income climbed 19 percent, bolstered by increased sales and more money from membership fees. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Starbucks to ban smoking within 25 feet of cafes

Starbucks customers will soon have to stamp out their cigarettes before approaching the cafes. The Seattle-based chain says it will start banning smoking within 25 feet of its stores, beginning Saturday. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Napster co-founder Parker set to wed in Calif.

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Napster co-founder and early Facebook adviser Sean Parker is set to get married in California’s Big Sur region. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Boeing announces changes for jet design centers

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing Co. said Friday it will create new aircraft-design centers in Washington state, South Carolina and California. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Stocks slump in late trading; Dow down 208

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices closing sharply lower on Wall Street after a late afternoon sell-off. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

LinkedIn offers extra step to guard user accounts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — LinkedIn is joining the crowd of Internet services tying account security to mobile phones. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Grain futures, livestock prices rise

CHICAGO (AP) — Grains futures rose Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

NY Cancer Society says sweet smokes aimed at kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in flavors like chocolate, blueberry, and gummy bear. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US rig count up 9 to 1,771

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by nine this week to 1,771. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites