The Seattle Times
Google made a big leap into interactive entertainment on Tuesday as it announced an online video gaming platform that the company says represents the future of play. The streaming games service, called Stadia, allows users to run video games on sophisticated hardware maintained remotely by Google while directly controlling the action from their own devices […]
The government will provide up to 10 percent funding for new homes and 5 percent for existing homes to reduce mortgage costs for low- to middle-income buyers.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Shares of FedEx fell in after-hours trading after the package-delivery giant reported lower profit. Chairman and CEO Fred Smith said Tuesday the results were below expectations but that investments in infrastructure and automation will help in the long run. Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx said it earned $739 million in its fiscal third […]
Microsoft co-founder Gates, with a fortune valued at $100 billion, and Amazon CEO Bezos, now worth $145.6 billion, are the only two people in the world who are centibillionaires, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics’ Zulresso, an IV drug given over 2 ½ days. Sage said Zulresso will cost $34,000 without insurance, plus costs for staying in a hospital or infusion […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday planning to propose what’s believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he, Chicago and New […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its building to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in federal court in San Francisco has concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer. The unanimous verdict on Tuesday came in a trial that plaintiffs’ attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits against Roundup’s manufacturer, agribusiness giant […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation’s major social media companies, claiming they’re biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world. Trump’s focus on social media began with a morning tweet and continued into a press […]
Banks led stocks mostly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as the market gave up an early gain. Utilities and industrial companies also took losses, outweighing gains in health care, technology and consumer products stocks. Investors were looking ahead to the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate policy update Wednesday. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index slipped […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Culver City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple’s bungalow still sits on the lot, as […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake of a pair of deadly crashes involving a new Boeing aircraft. The White House announced Trump has selected former Delta Air Lines […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from “Star Trek: Voyager” and the corpulent Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt. These names are credited with helping to assemble […]
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature has voted to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The National Conference of State Legislatures says North Dakota is the only state that prohibits shopping on Sunday morning. The ban is rooted in religious tradition. Senators voted 25-21 to repeal the restrictions on Tuesday. That sends […]