Many fatalities as Amtrak train derails, falls onto I-5 near Tacoma

Many fatalities as Amtrak train derails, falls onto I-5 near TacomaThe derailment caused "multiple fatalities," Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the local sheriff's office, told reporters at the scene, though he did not offer a specific number. Thirteen of the train's 14 cars jumped the tracks, and five vehicles plus two semi-trailer trucks were involved in the accident, Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said. Another 20 patients were treated at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, nine in "serious but stable" condition, the center said.


Here’s how to prepay your property taxes for next year before the GOP tax plan goes into effect

Here’s how to prepay your property taxes for next year before the GOP tax plan goes into effectThe GOP tax plan could go into effect as early as January 1, 2018 if the final bill passes. Ahead of the changes, taxpayers can make end-of-year tax moves now, such as prepaying their property taxes for next year. If your property tax bill is greater than $10,000, you'll be able to deduct more by paying next year's bill early.


Pfizer announces new $10 billion share buyback, hikes dividend

Pfizer announces new $10 billion share buyback, hikes dividendPfizer's announcement comes ahead of the Trump administration's long-awaited bill to lower taxes. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders predict the tax cuts will encourage U.S. companies to invest more, boosting economic growth. In rolling out a share buyback program, the drugmaker joins several other businesses including Boeing Co , Anthem Inc and Bank of America Corp .


Benchmark data suggests Apple is slowing down iPhones with old batteries (AAPL)

Benchmark data suggests Apple is slowing down iPhones with old batteries (AAPL)Lots of conspiracy theories say Apple slows down old devices to encourage customers to get new iPhones. It costs $79 from Apple, and while it's not like purchasing a new phone, it's a lot cheaper and should help your phone last a full day. Reddit users discovered last week that shortly after the battery on an old iPhone was replaced, benchmark tests — which measure a computer's processor speed — saw a dramatic and noticeable increase in performance.