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Microsoft releases diversity stats before the New Year

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Monday, January 05, 2015

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL: CEO Sataya Nadella told Jesse Jackson in December that he planned to reveal the company's Equal Employment Opportunity data.

 

Colorado universities ask feds to ease pot-growing restrictions

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Monday, January 05, 2015

THE DENVER POST: The state attorney general requested permission for Colorado's institutions of higher learning to experiment with the substance.

 

Keurig recalls more than 7M units due to burn risk

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NPR: The single-serve coffee makers can spurt hot water and burn consumers, the company warned.

 

US economy grows in third quarter at fastest rate since 2003

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES: Strong consumer and business spending spurred the growth.

 

Number of auto recalls in 2014 breaks record

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Monday, December 22, 2014

BLOOMBERG: For the first time, more than 60 million cars have been recalled this year.

 

Sony says release of controversial film still possible

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Monday, December 22, 2014

BLOOMBERG: The studio's CEO said that "The Interview" could be available through video on demand or streaming services.

 

Debate surrounding Washington-Oregon I5 span heats up

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Friday, December 19, 2014

BLOOMBERG: Washington legislators turned down $1.25 billion in federal money, creating a tenuous future for a bridge regarded as one of the country's deadliest.

 

Watchdog group takes issue with timber company's 'green' label

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Friday, December 19, 2014

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Plum Creek Timberlands' "green lumber" certification is being criticized by the Center for Sustainable Economy's, a group based in Lake Oswego.

 

Labor dispute at the ports slowing Christmas deliveries

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

BLOOMBERG: FedEx said the labor negotiations are complicating its holiday-rush process.

 

Fed stresses 'patience' regarding interest rate

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

BLOOMBERG: The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cleared up confusion with her statements on Wednesday.

 

Obama to announce end of Cuba isolation

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BLOOMBERG: A plea from Pope Francis convinced the president to resume diplomatic relations as well as easing restrictions on trade and travel.

 

Energy prices drop cost of living in US by most since 2008

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BLOOMBERG: November marked the largest fall in the consumer-price index, which adjusted downward 0.3 percent.

 

Russia's attempt to slow ruble freefall fails

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BLOOMBERG: An attempted interest-rate increase fell short as the Russian currency dropped as much as 19 percent.

 
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