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Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away for free


The operating system is coming to PCs and tablets first, but it’s also designed to run phones, game consoles.

From rent to haircuts, price hikes are here


Many businesses have finally grown confident enough to pass their own higher costs on to consumers without fear of losing customers.

High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse


Casinos pull out all the stops for big spenders with comped hotel rooms, meals and rebates for a percentage of losses.

Consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China.

Los Angeles emerges at top of Olympics list


Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around.

Inslee seeks plan to limit carbon emissions


Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change.

Google may expand data center in The Dalles

Oregon's lack of sales tax and lucrative property tax breaks have made it an attractive site for large data centers.

E-car charge station opens in Portland

The largest lineup of electric car quick-charging stations in downtown Portland is open for business.

Mob Museum to open FIFA exhibit

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal.

Salvation Army sues over sewer pipe

The Salvation Army is seeking nearly $12,000 in damages from Olympia after the city mistakenly claimed a broken sewer pipe had been on the charity's property.

WSP may increase academy class size

The Washington State Patrol is considering an increase in class sizes at the academy in Shelton to combat a shortage of troopers.

SBA loan approvals resume after Congress lifts lending limit

Small businesses are again able to get loans backed by the federal government.

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