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Corporate America's debt is a hidden risk

By BERNARD CONDON

There's a wealth gap among companies. About $1.8 trillion in cash is sitting in U.S. corporate accounts, but half of it belongs to 25 companies. Outside of the corporate 1 percent, debt has been rising.



Casino mogul optimistic about $4B Macau resort

By KELVIN CHAN

From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism.


Scarola to lead city on homelessness

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has hired someone to manage what he calls the growing scope of work around the issue of homelessness in the city.


Temporary FEMA housing likely again in Louisiana

By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

It wasn't immediately clear when the first mobile homes would be set up or how many people would need them.


China sets sights on new export: nuclear energy

By JOE McDONALD

On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.


Regence, Asuris fined $750,000

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined Regence BlueShield and Asuris Northwest Health $750,000 for violating insurance regulations related to consumer access.


Burt's Bees founder gives 87,000 acres to U.S.

By DAVID SHARP

President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.


28 buses damaged in Puyallup fire

Authorities say a large fire has damaged at least 28 buses belonging to the Puyallup School District.



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