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Carriers fear a "kill switch" would allow hackers to take over consumers' cell phones. (Getty Images)

Carriers Reject Kill Switch For Stolen Smartphones

The country’s top cellular providers have rejected a “kill switch” to deactivate stolen phones.

11/19/2013

Both sides say a tentative contract deal has been reached with union workers at four Puget Sound grocery store chains. (Getty Images)

Strike averted at Puget Sound-area grocery stores

A tentative agreement has been reached in contract negotiations that brought 21,000 Puget Sound-area grocery store workers to the brink of a strike against four major chains.

10/21/2013

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Microsoft Releasing Windows 8.1, A Year In Making

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2013

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Microsoft’s Phone Update To Feature Driving Mode

Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.

CBS Seattle–10/15/2013

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State Brokers Get Creative Amid Insurance Change

Brokers can offer some much needed assistance sorting through the complex new system, but people should make sure brokers are licensed and reputable, Marquis said. The insurance commissioner’s website allows consumers to check for licensed brokers and whether they have had complaints filed against them.

CBS Seattle–10/14/2013

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Big Money Shapes GMO Food Labeling Fight In Wash.

The debate over labeling genetically modified foods has shaped up to be one of the costliest initiative fights ever in Washington state, with most of the dollars coming from out of state.

CBS Seattle–10/08/2013

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Now At Your Library: Streaming Movies, Music

There’s a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it’s not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It’s something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library.

CBS Seattle–10/02/2013

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Starbucks Files Trademark Application For ‘Fizzio’

Starbucks has filed a trademark application for the term “Fizzio” as it continues its test of carbonated drinks.

CBS Seattle–09/25/2013

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Review: New Surface Tablets Make Typing Easy

It almost seems unfair to categorize the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 as tablets. Although they have touch-screen keyboards like regular tablets, they work best when attached to an optional cover with a keyboard on the inside.

CBS Seattle–09/24/2013

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Microsoft Unveils New Surface At NYC Event

Microsoft is introducing new Surface tablet computers and accessories, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop.

CBS Seattle–09/23/2013

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AM1090’s Personal Finance Workshop 2012!

Last Saturday, Seattle’s Progressive Talk AM1090, held our Personal Finance Workshop presented by Umpqua Bank at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle! Hosted by AM1090’s Tina & Drew Show, the workshop gave GREAT […]

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