SEATTLE — A slump in PC demand coupled with a stagnating devices business and a post-lockdown gaming decline cut into Microsoft's revenue and profit, but its cloud computing unit drove growth, according to the company's second-quarter results released Tuesday.

Coming off a recent 12-hour night shift in Grays Harbor County, travel nurse Steven Higgs sleeps for about six hours. Then he tosses his backpack into his 2004 Nissan Sentra and starts the two-and-half-hour drive north along Highway 101 to his home and family in Sequim.

Illinois lawmakers wasted no time in the new legislative session, taking just five days to pass major gun safety measures that include a ban on semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines and gun attachments that simulate automatic fire.

SEATTLE — In August, Amazon rolled out a new system to help its warehouse workers connect with a human — rather than a chatbot — when they had questions about things like time cards or time off.

SEATTLE — Starbucks employees within commuting distance of the coffee giant’s headquarters in Seattle will be required to work from the office at least three days a week as of Jan. 30, interim CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday.

SEATTLE — The wave of layoffs at Amazon will hit thousands more people than originally expected.

Ever since the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl began showing up in the illicit drug supply in 2014, the number of U.S. overdose deaths has skyrocketed — exceeding all other accidental deaths, including car crashes and gun violence.

SEATTLE — Oregon’s health agency has approved Amazon’s proposed acquisition of primary care provider One Medical, clearing a potential hurdle for the tech and e-commerce giant to gain a greater foothold in the health care industry.