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Here's why Aeropostale lost its cool with shoppers

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO

Instead of roaming around the mall, teens are researching deals and fashions on the Web before they buy at lots of different places.


Audit finds state tolling system has problems

By WALKER ORENSTEIN

The system has a number of “missing or incomplete” functions that would help it run properly and bring in more money.


23 Seattle landlords face bias charges

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights has filed charges against 23 landlords after a series of sting operations revealed that they discriminated against people posed as prospective renters based on family status, disability and use of Section 8 rent vouchers.


Idaho lumber mill is closing

Workers at an Idaho lumber mill have been notified by letter that the mill has been purchased and will be shut down and dismantled.


Possible flaw in weld coating cited in Penn. pipeline blast

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM

The coating material, which is supposed to protect pipelines from corrosion, was applied when the 30-inch pipeline was installed in 1981.


Taxable retail sales increase in 2015

Washington state revenue officials say taxable retail sales in 2015 topped $135 billion. That was an 8.4 percent increase over 2014.


California gas leak cost now is $665M

An energy company says expected costs from a massive gas leak near Los Angeles have ballooned to $665 million.


Most companies must wait to go to Cuba

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG

Travel and telecom firms are starting up there, but most exports and other businesses are still prohibited under an embargo Congress passed in 1960 that only Congress can lift.


Small business hiring stalls, expected to slow next year

The pace of small business hiring is stalling and expected to slow over the next year.



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