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Canada retail sales gain signals growth in GDP

OTTAWA — Canadian retail sales rose faster than economists forecast in June, a sign the economy grew that month for the first time this year.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Business Wire


Gap’s earnings meet analysts’ estimates

Gap Inc., the largest apparel-focused retailer in the United States, reported second-quarter profit that met analysts’ estimates as the company revamps its flagship brand.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Business Wire


Providence partners with Walgreens on in-store clinics

CHICAGO — Walgreens is teaming up with a large hospital network for the first time to open a handful of new in-store clinics, as the drugstore chain looks for a more cost-effective and collaborative approach to expand its health care services.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Business Wire


Is it really that hard to work at Amazon?

Silicon Valley wasted no time in reacting to a New York Times article on what it's like to work at Amazon. The story featured depictions of people pushed to extremes, staff crying at desks and "redrawing the boundaries of what is acceptable."The Seattle-based...

Date: 08/18/2015 | Business Wire


LED lightbulb savings outshine solar and wind power

Utility and power grid managers in the United States are learning that the best way to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency is the easiest: Just change your lightbulbs.The nation's largest grid, serving more than 61 million customers from Washington to Chicago, is...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Business Wire


J.C. Penney narrows loss, tops expectations

DALLAS — J.C. Penney reported a better second quarter than analysts expected, narrowing its loss and posting a 4.1 percent same-store sales increase. Its stock traded higher after an upbeat conference call with analysts Friday morning to review results.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Business Wire


Rite Aid stores will now accept Apple Pay

SAN FRANCISCO — Rite Aid stores will start accepting Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, later this month after initially shunning the service in favor of a rival system.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Business Wire


Shopping seasons off kilter

Halloween decorations are now appearing in a store near you. (It's not an apparition.) It must be early August. Of course, all items related to summer — from outdoor furniture to swimsuits — were gone from store shelves in early July. Our weird consumer society dictates this...

Date: 08/10/2015 | Editorials


Expansion of gun sale background checks in Oregon takes effect Sunday

PORTLAND, Ore. — The new Oregon law requiring background checks for private gun transactions will take effect Sunday amid plenty of uncertainty.Nobody really knows how many private sales occur in Oregon and there is heated debate about whether the new law will be widely ignored or not.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Northwest


Salmonella outbreak that may be tied to pork grows

SEATTLE — The state Department of Health says the number of Salmonella cases that may be tied to pork products has grown in Washington, with at least 90 people reported to have gotten sick.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Northwest


Procter & Gamble sales dip on softer volume

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's sales fell for the sixth straight quarter as the world's bigger consumer goods company was weighed down by softer sales volume and unfavorable currency exchange rates.The maker of products including Tide, Pampers and Charmin said...

Date: 07/31/2015 | Business Wire


Safeway closure leaves no anchor store at Mill Creek shopping center

MILL CREEK — The shelves of the Safeway here are mostly bare as the grocer gets ready to close the store for good Saturday.Safeway spokeswoman Tairsa Worman said the store at 13314 Bothell-Everett Highway is shutting down because it wasn't as profitable as other...

Date: 07/25/2015 | Local News


After 2 deaths, including Snohomish boy, warnings about Ikea dressers

NEW YORK — After Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, including a boy from Snohomish, safety regulators say consumers should stop using Ikea's dressers and chests for children unless the products are mounted to a wall.The Swedish furniture giant is...

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest


Bratwurst battle brewing in federal court in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Two Wisconsin sausage companies are battling in court over who can use the term “backyard brat.”

Date: 07/21/2015 | Business Wire


Rocker Neil Young offers support to Vermont food label law

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Rocker Neil Young is lending his support to the state’s efforts to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Business Wire


Wal-Mart helped push manufacturing overseas. Now it wants to reverse that

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The group cheer at Wal-Mart's third annual U.S. manufacturing summit - convened to find more American-made products - was greeted with a voice from another era."Almost anything can be made by Americans, in this country, and be done...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Business Wire


Amazon calls Prime Day a hit; some customers grumble

Amazon.com said it sold more products during its Prime Day event Wednesday than on last year’s Black Friday, a sign the promotion was a success despite complaints that the deals were subpar.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Business Wire


Families plan to spend less on back-to-school purchases

Another survey on back-to-school shopping is out — this time showing that parents plan to trim spending this year compared to last.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Business Wire


Amazon takes heat for ‘lame’ deals on ‘Prime Day’

It was billed as Black Friday in July, but some customers are saying the discounts offered for Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Day are more like yard sale finds.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Business Wire


Milk supplies overwhelm U.S. dairies

CHICAGO — There’s so much milk flowing out of U.S. cows these days that some is ending up in dirt pits because dairies can’t find buyers.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Business Wire


Costco confirms Lynnwood store opening in August

LYNNWOOD — Costco says that the new store here is set to open in August.The company has declined to answer questions from media, but on its website the Lynnwood location now is listed among planned openings.The store is being built at the old high school site north of Alderwood mall.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Business


U.S. gasoline prices rise 3 cents to $2.87 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. — U.S. gasoline prices have risen again but at a slower pace.The average price of regular jumped 3 cents a gallon in the past two weeks to $2.87 a gallon.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Nation & World


Target boosts dividend, doubles share buybacks

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is increasing its dividend by 7.7 percent and doubling its share buyback program from $5 billion to $10 billion. The quarterly dividend will rise to 56 cents per share, up from 52 cents."Given our outlook for capital expenditures and...

Date: 06/11/2015 | Business Wire


U.S. gas prices rise 4 cents a gallon; big hikes may be ending

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of gasoline has increased 4 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.84 a gallon.Still, that’s a tiny increase compared to the 35-cent jump recorded over the previous five weeks.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World


Amazon rolls out free same-day delivery

In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon.com is launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Business Wire


Tiny beads a persistent threat

Most of us give little thought to what we wash down the drain each morning after scrubbing our faces and brushing our teeth, but some of it — specifically tiny bits of plastic called microbeads — hangs out in streams, lakes and seas and finds its way into the food chain.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Editorials


Gap doesn’t top profit estimates

Gap Inc. failed to top analysts' quarterly profit estimates for the first time in almost eight years, a sign its namesake brand remains mired in a slump.Earnings declined to 56 cents a share, the San Francisco company said Thursday. Though that matched analysts' predictions,...

Date: 05/23/2015 | Business Wire


Smartphone, TV sales propel Best Buy profit

MINNEAPOLIS — Strong sales of TVs, appliances and smartphones drove Best Buy Co. to better-than-expected results in its first quarter, offsetting slower sales of computers and tablets.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Business Wire


Oso General Store in danger of closing

OSO — The owner of the Oso General Store is struggling to keep her business afloat just three months after opening.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Business Wire


Target tops Wal-Mart in race for turnaround

NEW YORK — Target is beating Wal-Mart in the race to beef up sales.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Business Wire


How County Market landed in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — It's a new brand of supermarket for Snohomish County, one that is entrenched in the Midwest and the South.County Market opened May 1, taking over for Albertsons at 303 91st Ave. NE, No. F. County Market kept all of Albertsons' employees, more than 70 in...

Date: 05/18/2015 | Business


Producer prices fall in April; food, energy costs dip

WASHINGTON — A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline and food pushed down overall U.S. producer prices in April.

Date: 05/15/2015 | Business Wire


Retailers try virtual reality to lure shoppers back to stores

John Goodwin has never been sky diving before.

Date: 05/11/2015 | Nation & World


Everett's upscale trend

Potala Place will feature year-round farmers market

Date: 05/03/2015 | Business


U.S. consumer sentiment rises on optimism over job market

WASHINGTON — Optimism about the job market lifted U.S. consumer sentiment in April to its second-highest level since 2007.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Business Wire


Small, midsize SUVs drive April US auto sales gains

DETROIT — In April of 2014, the compact Chevrolet Cruze outsold the Equinox midsize SUV by more than a thousand vehicles. A year later, the Equinox trounced the Cruze by nearly 8,000 in sales.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Business Wire


Clothes for girls who love science

It's a cute pink shirt — and it has a spaceship on it.Sure, girls like kitties and princesses, but they also like rockets, trains and dinosaurs.Two Shoreline moms, Jennifer Muhm and Malorie Catchpole (wife of Herald reporter Dan Catchpole), had a hard time...

Date: 04/19/2015 | Life


Frederick’s of Hollywood closes retail stores

LOS ANGELES — Frederick’s of Hollywood Group Inc., a Los Angeles lingerie brand that struggled to compete with rival Victoria’s Secret, has closed all of its stores and will do business only online.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Business Wire


House bill would have voters decide on city marijuana bans

There's a good chance marijuana will be in front of voters again this fall.This time, though, the decision will be whether to keep the industry out, not whether to let it in.A bill passed by the...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News


County Council defers decision on marijuana — again

After listening to more than two hours of public testimony about proposed amendments to the rules for marijuana enterprises, the Snohomish County Council on Wednesday decided again to...

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News


Wholesale stockpiles edge up in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles by a modest amount in February, while sales kept falling.

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business Wire


Walgreens to close about 200 U.S. stores

Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation’s largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its combination with European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business Wire


Amazon puts the heat on small businesses

BALTIMORE — Sandy Piper's family has been merchants in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood for more than 40 years, but when she retires someday, she's not sure there will be a business left.Expenses have increased, customers aren't spending more and online shopping has...

Date: 03/27/2015 | Business Wire


Stanwood food processor linked to spinach recall

STANWOOD — A national recall of frozen spinach packaged at Twin City Foods here now involves a brand sold in Washington — Wild Harvest.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News


Feds to probe safety of China-made Lumber Liquidators flooring

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the safety Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring made in China.Chairman Elliot S. Kaye said Wednesday the agency is taking the issue seriously and is working to get answers for consumers.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Business Wire


Target hacking victims could get $10,000 each

Target has proposed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its massive 2013 data breach, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday.

Date: 03/19/2015 | Business Wire


2014 music sales ‘essentially flat’ in U.S.

NEW YORK — A new report from the Recording Industry Association of America said that the U.S. retail music business was "essentially flat" in 2014 as streaming revenue grew while physical shipment revenue declined.Overall, retail revenue declined about half...

Date: 03/19/2015 | Business Wire


Target Canada announces store closures

TORONTO — Target said it will shut 16 stores across Canada next week, the first wave of store closures that will eliminate 17,000 jobs when all Target Canada stores are closed.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Business Wire


L.L. Bean avoids megastores in retail push

FREEPORT, Maine — L.L. Bean is preparing for the largest number of store openings in the company’s history, but they won’t be megastores along the lines of Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Business Wire


Needy seniors can get free fresh produce

With farmers market season almost here, it's time for low-income seniors to apply for a popular program that provides $40 in checks to help buy fresh produce.Demand for assistance exceeds the amount of money available for the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, which...

Date: 03/11/2015 | Local News


Bellingham bookstore up for top award

The five finalists hoping to be named Bookstore of the Year look like impossibly unequal competitors. Located in big cities and small towns from Florida to Washington state, some of them are multi-store giants, while others are little sanctuaries.

Date: 03/08/2015 | Life


Costco revenue short of analyst estimates

ISSAQUAH — Costco's second-quarter profit easily topped Wall Street estimates thanks in part to a tax bump from the payout of a special dividend last month.Investors appeared to overlook a light revenue number, sending shares up 3 percent before Thursday's opening...

Date: 03/05/2015 | Business Wire


Distilleries want a break

Lower taxes could give craft liquor businesses a boost

Date: 03/05/2015 | Business


County Council buys more time on marijuana businesses

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday decided to extend a moratorium on marijuana businesses in certain rural areas after hearing more than two hours of testimony from people in the newly legal...

Date: 03/04/2015 | Local News


Sears loss narrows but sales slide

Sears recorded its fourth straight year of falling profit and revenue, though cost cutting and store closures narrowed those declines in the fourth-quarter.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Business Wire


T.J. Maxx, Marshalls to boost worker pay

TJX Cos., the owner of discount retailers T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, is raising its worker pay to at least $9 an hour this year, a sign that the retail industry is responding to a similar wage hike announced last week by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Date: 02/26/2015 | Business Wire


Is Target in early stages of turnaround?

Target on Wednesday released stronger-than-expected earnings results for the holiday quarter, more evidence that the big-box retailer has begun a turnaround after a challenging year in which it had to rebuild consumers’ trust after a major data breach.

Date: 02/26/2015 | Business Wire


Target slices free-shipping minimum in half to $25

NEW YORK — Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers.

Date: 02/23/2015 | Business


Get your fill of gas deals

Prices are rising after steady declines, but they’ll still be low

Date: 02/20/2015 | Business


Wal-Mart to boost pay for many workers

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Hoping to shed its reputation for offering little more than dead-end jobs, Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest private employer, is giving raises to nearly a half-million workers and offering what it says are more opportunities for advancement.Wal-Mart...

Date: 02/20/2015 | Business Wire


Nordstrom raises quarterly dividend

NEW YORK — High-end retailer Nordstrom said Friday it is raising its quarterly dividend 12 percent to 37 cents from 33 cents.Nordstrom Inc. said it will pay its next dividend March 13 to shareholders of record on Feb. 27.The Seattle-based company operates...

Date: 02/14/2015 | Business Wire


‘Fifty Shades’ likely to boost sex toy sales

LONDON — The Valentine’s Day debut of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is providing a boon to an industry that rarely benefits from a big-brand film franchise: sex toys.

Date: 02/13/2015 | Business Wire


Report: Automakers fail to fully protect against hacking

WASHINGTON — A Senate report says automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect against the real possibility that hackers could use those potential entry points to take control of vehicles or steal personal data.

Date: 02/08/2015 | Nation & World


Supplements industry derides N.Y. attorney general’s DNA tests

ALBANY, N.Y. — DNA barcoding has exposed some infamous cases of food fraud, like cheap catfish sold as pricey grouper and expensive “sheep’s milk” cheese that was really made from cow’s milk.

Date: 02/08/2015 | Nation & World


Gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon; could go higher

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of a regular gallon of gas jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.20, ending a sustained drop.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that a rebound in the price of crude oil caused the run-up at the pump.

Date: 02/08/2015 | Nation & World


RadioShack files for bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK — Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and says it will sell up to 2,400 stores.The Fort Worth, Texas company said Thursday that it was also having discussions to sell all of its remaining assets.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Business Wire


Costco sales flat during January

ISSAQUAH — Sales at comparable Costco stores were flat in January though industry analysts were expecting a slight uptick.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters predicted a 1.2 percent rise in sales at stores open at least a year.

Date: 02/04/2015 | Business Wire


Costco declares $5 special dividend

ISSAQUAH — Costco has declared a special dividend of $5 per share that will result in approximately $2.2 billion being returned to shareholders.The wholesale club operator said Friday that the special dividend will be paid on Feb. 27 to shareholders of record on Feb. 9.

Date: 01/31/2015 | Business Wire


Amazon profit up, shares surge

Amazon.com reported profit for the holiday quarter that topped analysts' estimates, shrugging off the effects of heavy spending on fast delivery and original video programming to attract customers.The online retailer on Thursday posted a...

Date: 01/29/2015 | Business Wire


Fender’s direct sales irk music retailers

LOS ANGELES — Fender’s curvy Stratocasters, Telecasters and Jazz Basses have been must-have features of guitar shop walls for decades.

Date: 01/29/2015 | Business Wire


Toppenish company recalls beef produced in 2012

SEATTLE — A Toppenish company is recalling 1,620 pounds of boneless beef-trim products produced in 2012 that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

Date: 01/28/2015 | Northwest


Thirst for craft beer fuels large crop of hops

YAKIMA — A thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years.A new report from the Hop Growers of America also shows a 10 percent increase in acres harvested between 2013 and 2014.

Date: 01/24/2015 | Northwest


Liquor Board pays $192,000 to public-records gadfly

SEATTLE — Washington’s Liquor Control Board has paid nearly $200,000 to make a public records gadfly buzz off.

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest


State liquor board considers changes to impact areas

OLYMPIA — The Washington state Liquor Control Board is considering changes to rules for alcohol impact areas where sales of cheap, high-alcohol beverages are banned to reduce public drunkenness and litter.

Date: 01/15/2015 | Northwest


Legislators wade through the ‘wild, wild west’ to fix pot laws

OLYMPIA — A little more than two years after voters legalized the sale of regulated marijuana, lawmakers will wade through a thicket of cannabis-related measures, including merging the recreational and medical industries.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Local News


Solid hiring boosts confidence for 2015

WASHINGTON — A healthy month of hiring in December capped the best year for U.S. job growth since 1999, demonstrating that employers are more confident than they’ve been since the Great Recession began.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Business Wire


Holiday sales increase 4.6 percent

NEW YORK — A rebounding economy and big discounts fueled Americans to spend more briskly in stores than expected during the winter holiday shopping season.

Date: 01/08/2015 | Business Wire


Holiday shopping deliveries improve

NEW YORK — Christmas came on time this year for most people.After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season.

Date: 12/27/2014 | Business Wire


Online retail sales hit a record

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com and other Web retailers sold more products than ever this holiday season, boosted by early promotions and investments in delivery systems that helped avoid the widespread shipping snags of last year.Online shopping is on pace to rise 16...

Date: 12/27/2014 | Business Wire


U.S. economy surged in 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.More than five years removed from the Great Recession, worries had taken hold that perhaps the world’s largest economy had slid into a semi-permanent funk.

Date: 12/26/2014 | Business Wire


Drones are the hot new gift

Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only thing flying this holiday season.

Date: 12/25/2014 | Business Wire


Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears

WASHINGTON — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly...

Date: 12/24/2014 | Nation & World


Survey: U.S. gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that prices will likely keep falling.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Nation & World


Background check blocks gun sale to wanted man

OLYMPIA — The organizer of a Spokane County gun show says Washington’s new law requiring expanded background checks for firearms transfers blocked the sale of a rifle to a wanted man.

Date: 12/21/2014 | Northwest


Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

Associated PressFRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

Date: 12/20/2014 | Business Wire


Shippers confront busiest season on record

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — The next week will be a 24/7, backbreaking, sleep-deprived haul for couriers such as FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the Postal Service, the last connections to deliver many much-anticipated Christmas gifts. And there is no room for mistakes.

Date: 12/20/2014 | Business Wire


Haggen to acquire 146 stores from Safeway, Albertsons

BELLINGHAM — Bellingham-based Haggen will acquire 146 Safeway and Albertsons stores throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona, pending approval...

Date: 12/19/2014 | Business


Quick price changes confuse online shoppers

NEW YORK — Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."A growing number of retailers are using software that...

Date: 12/19/2014 | Business Wire


Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

PORTLAND, Ore. — Amazon.com launched a service Thursday that promises one-hour delivery of household products to its Prime customers in Manhattan.

Date: 12/18/2014 | Business Wire


County marijuana-business discussion to continue today

EVERETT — After a three-hour public hearing Tuesday evening, the Snohomish County Planning Commission decided to continue discussing* the input from marijuana-enterprise owners and neighbors who oppose pot operations.The commission will meet...

Date: 12/17/2014 | Local News


County hearing Tuesday on ways to regulate marijuana

EVERETT — Marijuana-enterprise owners are expected to plead for their businesses at a public hearing before the Snohomish County Planning Commission on Tuesday.Neighbors who oppose pot...

Date: 12/15/2014 | Local News


Dogged determination

Mudslide put distillery on hold - not forever

Date: 12/15/2014 | Business


Fashionably ugly

Christmas has become time to bust out that awful sweater

Date: 12/14/2014 | Life


Retail sales up 5.1% in November

U.S. retail sales, fueled by motor vehicle sales, rose 5.1 percent in November from a year earlier, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.November sales were $449.3 billion, up 0.7 percent from October, the department said.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Business Wire


Teen-clothing retailers hit a slump

NEW YORK — Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult.Teen retailers are learning that lesson the hard way this holiday season.The longtime CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch on Tuesday abruptly retired just a week after the retailer...

Date: 12/12/2014 | Business Wire


Falling gas prices boost Costco profit

ISSAQUAH — Costco’s profit jumped 17 percent during the first quarter, driven by membership fees and falling gas prices.Shares hit an all-time high at the opening bell Wednesday.

Date: 12/11/2014 | Business Wire


Sale of Oregon craft brewery provokes backlash

BEND, Ore. — The Facebook page of a local brewery lit up with condemnations: Loyal beer drinkers said the brewers were greedy “sellouts.” Some fans threatened to boycott the brand. One declared he would stop wearing a T-shirt promoting the beer.

Date: 12/10/2014 | Northwest


Judge declines to halt GMO ballot measure certification in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Backers of Oregon’s measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods have lost a court fight they hoped would help them garner enough votes to pass the measure in an ongoing recount of ballots.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Northwest


These ain’t no jelly-of-the-month clubs

Sometimes the best thing to get a loved one is a membership. No, not a gym membership but to a club that sends them stuff — cool stuff. Here are three clubs anybody would love to belong to:Foot Cardigan: For the boyfriends with holey socks. Foot...

Date: 12/07/2014 | Life


Go to kids for best toy reviews

Young toy reviewers find audience on YouTube

Date: 12/07/2014 | Business Wire




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