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  • SEATTLE— Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again. But the boom has brought handwringing, as residents fret over whether Seattle has become a traffic-snarled city for the rich with soaring rental rates, overly dependent on the company behind it all: Amazon. "A lot of people who have...

  • YOUR MONEY-5 ways road-tripping families can save money Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 1- With four kids between the ages of 1 and 12, Loralee Leavitt is a cost-savings ninja when she hits the road. Leavitt, who hails from Kirkland, Washington, estimates that she has gone on more than 30 road trips with her growing family, logging over 60,000 miles, to places like Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California. Their piece de resistance: A trip to...

  • *Capital controls prevent transfers of cash out of Greece. LONDON, June 30- Monday was the day the music died for thousands of song downloaders and music streamers in Greece. Transfers of funds out of Greece were banned to prevent a collapse of the banking system after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected the terms of a bailout offer from international lenders.

  • Capital controls mean Greeks can click, but not buy Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    *Capital controls prevent transfers of cash out of Greece. LONDON, June 30- Monday was the day the music died for thousands of song downloaders and music streamers in Greece. Transfers of funds out of Greece were banned to prevent a collapse of the banking system after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected the terms of a bailout offer from international lenders.

  • NEW YORK— The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. JetBlue Airways had announced the change in November but didn't detail how it would be implemented until Tuesday.

  • June 30- JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday began charging its lowest-fare customers for checked bags, an anticipated move that leaves Southwest Airlines Co as the only U.S. carrier to let all travelers check a bag for free. JetBlue announced in November that it would roll out bag fees by this summer, estimating it would earn some $65 million in 2015 and more than $200...

  • FRANKFURT, June 25- The top executives of many a corporate giant must feel like the fictional character Gulliver, waking up to find themselves under attack from modern-day Lilliputians, small start-up companies which overwhelm their established rivals with new technologies. "Not just lone companies, but entire industries are being side-swiped by these...

  • America's top states for innovation in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States Technology and Innovation

    These 10 states lead the nation in tech investment, patents and research, which has helped reinvigorate their local economies.

  • NEW YORK— On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another. Often, the only way to ensure that the family sits together is to book well in advance, or pay $25 or more, per seat, each way. Last July, U.S. airlines sold a record 87.8 percent of seats on domestic flights, according to the Bureau of...

  • Early movers: CI, WMB, PFE, ALL, AAPL & more Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • BRUSSELS, June 16- Microsoft, German publisher Axel Springer and 17 other critics of Google are expected to get a copy of the EU's antitrust charge sheet against the search engine giant this week in order to allow them to provide feedback, four people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The 19 companies, which include U.S. online travel site Expedia, U.S....

  • June 8- When Christel Shea was trying to book a trip from Providence, Rhode Island to Greenville, South Carolina a couple of weeks ago, it took more than one online search for her to identify that the best buy was to fly into Charlotte, North Carolina and rent a car for the hour-long drive. Shea, managing director of the group tour research site TourMatters.com, used a...

  • Early movers: EXPE, LNKD, DIS, GES, HPQ & more Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • OK Apple Siri, you ready for Hound? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    SoundHound app

    SoundHound has spent a decade building voice software that lets users speak naturally and get fast results. Watch out, Google and Apple.

  • 9 stocks and 1 ETF ready to sizzle this summer Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    The unofficial start of the summer season is here, setting up a winning trade in certain slices of the U.S. stock market, if history is any guide.

  • Early movers: TWC, AAPL, CTRP, CRM, GM & more Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • May 26- Travel websites operator Priceline Group Inc will invest an additional $250 million in Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd to tap the fast-growing China market. Ctrip will issue convertible bonds to Priceline for the investment, the two companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Ctrip's shares rose 4.5 percent to $88.45 in...

  • *Ctrip, Expedia hit record highs on stake sale deal. May 22- The S&P 500 and Dow fell in early afternoon trading on Friday, retreating from recent record highs, as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's economic outlook for clues on the timing of a rate hike after new data showed a rise in inflation. "It will give the Fed greater confidence that inflation...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. May 22- U.S. stocks fell in late morning trading on Friday, retreating from recent record highs, as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's economic outlook for clues on the timing of a rate hike after new data showed a rise in inflation. "September is the most likely scenario and Yellen has been very keen on...

  • May 22- Expedia Inc said it sold its entire stake in online travel company eLong Inc to rival Ctrip.com International Ltd and others for about $671 million, after struggling with mounting losses at the Chinese company. Shares of Expedia and Ctrip touched record highs in early trading on Friday. Ctrip's stock gained 13 percent to $81.20, while Expedia's rose 9...