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Teens, like their parents, are shopping less

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO

Back-to-school spending this year should top $42 billion, up a little from the previous year, but not the 5-6 percent gains typical in a healthy economy.



Tardy tax filers risk losing health subsidy

Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law doesn't start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew coverage for 2016.



Court upholds deal for tribal gas stations

The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit by non-tribal gas station owners challenging gas tax compacts negotiated in the past decade between the state and Indian tribes.


Company in Vikings stadium fatality had safety violations

The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records.


Public workers' texts are public records

The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a public employee's work-related text messages sent and received on a private cell phone are public records.


With eye on adding foreign flights, Las Vegas airport plans expansion

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL

Design and construction on seven extra gates is expected to cost $51 million, and could be finished by late 2016.


In-N-Out opening first store in Oregon

The Medford In-N-Out is 3,750 square feet with 51 parking spaces and is similar in style to its other restaurants.


Wall Street's top shrink analyzes market turmoil

By MATTHEW CRAFT

Richard Peterson of MarketPsych says if you're a buy-and-hold investor, stop paying attention. Reacting to the market's swings is probably the worst thing you can do.


Ride-on mowers recalled due to leaking gas tanks

About 4,400 ride-on lawn mowers are being recalled by Scag.


Health insurance rates to go up 4.2%

People who buy their health insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder exchange can expect an average 4.2 percent increase in their rates in 2016.



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