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Delusion in the Desert

LAS VEGAS -- I'm here at Planet Hollywood as the token liberal to participate in two debates -- one on what is killing the American Dream; the other a mock trial of the Federal Reserve. Paul Krugman is also here, debating the cause and cure of inequality. We're outnumbered about a thousand to …

Jeb Bush Was Right: Americans Need To Work Longer Hours

Jeb Bush’s claim Wednesday that Americans “need to work longer hours” may have been bad politics, but he got the economics pretty much right.<p>The …

6 of top 10 U.S. cities for coffee drinkers are in Washington state - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Emily Parkhurst <br>– Editor In Chief, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Jul 10, 2015, 8:04am PDT<p>Tell people you're from Seattle and you'll hear jokes about …

Vernon Adams Jr. did not graduate from Eastern Washington University in spring, but future with Ducks isn't over

comments<p>Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. did not meet Eastern Washington's graduation standards after the spring academic quarter, according to the …

Seattle and the NHL — land mines on horizon | Sportspress Northwest

Arena developer Chris Hansen in more optimistic days with County Executive Dow Constantine and former mayor Mike McGinn. / King County<p>At least three …

Hotter than normal temperatures are turning the 'Emerald City' of Seattle brown

Washington state's largest metropolis sweated through its hottest June on record, going fortnights without even a drizzle. Seattleites jokingly refer to the month of "Juneuary" for the wet and cold they usually endure before longer, dryer sunny days arrive in July, typically persisting into …

Weather

10 Things You May Not Know About Babe Ruth

On the afternoon of July 11, 1914, a husky 19-year-old starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox made his major-league baseball debut by earning a …

The Week Ahead: Should You Trust This Rally?

The stock market finished the week on a positive note after a very wild week as the S&P futures had around a 35 point range every day of the week. They did manage to close the week just barely higher and the Dow Industrials closed the week up just 30 points . The Dow Transports beat out the S&P 500 …

Stock Markets

Clamoring for Calmer, Cheaper, Greener Pastures, Fed-Up Seattleites Are Moving to Bellingham

<i>Photo by Peter James</i><p>On a brilliant, sun-dazzled morning, Fairhaven, a compact and charmingly quirky Bellingham neighborhood, is coming to life. …

Friday Five: The top five schools I'd consider as a top recruit

Every Friday, the Friday Five will rank something in the world of college football -- anything and everything from the logical to the illogical. This …

College Sports

Apple Watch Users Complain: “Apple Watch is Burning Our Skin”

The Internet and Twitter is flooded with pictures of Apple Watch owners complaining about irritation from their watches. People have reported that …

14 countries are spiraling towards government debt crises

Yet new analysis by the Jubilee Debt Campaign reveals that Greece's plight is far from unique: more than 20 other countries are also wrestling with their own debt crises.<p>Many more, from Senegal to Laos, lie in a debt danger zone, where an economic downturn or a sudden jump in interest rates on …

Economics

Is the Amazon-Led Economic Boom Wrecking Seattle?

reifman writes: <i>Seattleites are struggling with massive traffic, rising housing costs and declining diversity. Amazon's building and acquiring enough</i> …

Tom Lasorda believes Pete Rose deserves to be banned from baseball

It has been 37 years since Tom Lasorda managed his first<p>All-Star game. The first batter in Lasorda's first All-Star lineup: Pete Rose.<p>It has been 17 years since Lasorda relinquished his executive authority with the<p>Dodgers. His involvement since then could suggest a path toward redemption for Rose, …

Baseball

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone to resume 'difficult' talks

<b>Eurozone finance ministers are due to resume crunch talks in Brussels on a bailout deal for Greece.</b><p>Nine hours of talks on Saturday ended without agreement and Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem described negotiations as "very difficult".<p>Ministers have expressed scepticism Greece will implement …

Europe