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SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

SPOKANE, Wash.  — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The fifth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Georgia, August 12-25, 2018. WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to expand opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM).  The 2018 camp in Georgia … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

NEW YORK | Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is manipulating its currency. Companies including Microsoft and Honeywell rose as investors were pleased with their quarterly reports, but General Electric stumbled. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

Microsoft embraces collaboration in $7.5B deal for GitHub

Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion for the popular coder hangout GitHub as the maker of Windows further embraces the types of open-source projects it used to shun. CEO Satya Nadella said the all-stock deal pairs Microsoft with the “world’s leading software development platform,” a destination where developers around the world go to share and review … Continue reading Microsoft embraces collaboration in $7.5B deal for GitHub

SEATTLE  | The Latest: Microsoft to spend $25M on AI for disabilities

SEATTLE  — The Latest on Microsoft’s developers’ conference (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella is announcing the new “AI for Accessibility” effort at Microsoft’s annual conference for software developers. The three-day Build conference kicks … Continue reading SEATTLE  | The Latest: Microsoft to spend $25M on AI for disabilities

Tech woes, worsening tensions with China sink US stocks

NEW YORK/April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks are tumbling Monday after China raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products. It’s too soon to call it the beginning of a trade war, but for now, investors aren’t sticking around to find out. Formerly high-flying technology companies like Microsoft and Alphabet fell. Intel … Continue reading Tech woes, worsening tensions with China sink US stocks

Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge on worries over trade

NEW YORK/March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Stocks are plunging, sending the Dow Jones industrials down 700 points, as investors fear that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and China. The Trump administration announced trade sanctions against China Thursday, and Beijing has said … Continue reading Markets Right Now: Stocks plunge on worries over trade

Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?

January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—It’s been just over a year since Microsoft swallowed the career networking site LinkedIn. That’s long enough to start asking: Was the $27 billion deal worth it? Critics warned at the time of the deal that Microsoft was overpaying for a declining business. Others argued that Microsoft’s largest-ever acquisition fit into a strategy … Continue reading Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is their marriage working?