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SEATTLE | ‘Seattle Squeeze’: City gears up for major highway closure

SEATTLE —Jan 09, 2019— A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is set to shut down for good Friday, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the history of the booming Pacific Northwest city. The aging, double-decker, 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) Alaskan Way Viaduct, which carries about … Continue reading SEATTLE | ‘Seattle Squeeze’: City gears up for major highway closure

WASHINGTON | US household wealth jumps $2T, led by rising stock market

WASHINGTON  — A stock market rally, which has since reversed, propelled U.S. household net worth to a record high of $109 trillion in the July-September quarter. The Federal Reserve says the value of Americans‘ stock and mutual fund holdings soared $1.2 trillion. Home values rose $200 billion. Other assets, such as bank accounts, also increased. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US household wealth jumps $2T, led by rising stock market

BOULDER, Colo. | Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

BOULDER, Colo.  — Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts said Tuesday. The role of climate change in hailstorms is harder to assess, the experts said at a conference at the … Continue reading BOULDER, Colo. | Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain