Sounders Deal with Empty Trophy Case in 2012 For the second straight year, the Seattle Sounders' season ended prematurely because a brief breakdown in the playoffs proved too much to overcome.
State's Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.2 PercentWashington state's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2 percent and the state netted a gain of 6,700 jobs last month, state officials said Thursday.
Corporations Just Beginning To Tally Sandy's Costs Seattle-based Nordstrom and Issaquah-based Costco expect their November sales to suffer as a result of Superstorm Sandy, one of the most expensive storms in U.S. history.
Microsoft Profit Falls Just Before Windows 8 Launch The Redmond-based software company said Thursday that net income was $4.47 billion, or 53 cents per share, in the fiscal first quarter, which ended Sept. 30. That was down from $5.7 billion, or 68 cents per share, a year ago.