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Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S.

JetBlue founder raising funds for new U.S. airline, reports say

After a decade of industry consolidation, David Neeleman, one of aviation’s famed entrepreneurs, sees room for a new low-cost U.S. airline focused on reducing travel hassles by using smaller airports, according to two industry reports.

Tesla severance offer draws the line on worker-safety concerns

Language in a confidential severance agreement Tesla is using as part of the biggest job cut in its history is likely to deter dismissed employees from going public with worker safety concerns, according to employment-law experts.

EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia.

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.

Uber wants to join Seattle’s bike-share battle

A new competitor wants in on Seattle’s hypercompetitive, polychromatic bike-share landscape. Uber, the ride-hailing behemoth, plans to launch with its newly acquired, bright-red JUMP electric bikes.

Blokable builds on idea

This summer is shaping up to be a big one for Blokable, the Seattle construction technology company that hopes to upend the market for new affordable housing.

Amazon’s Alexa is now at home in new subdivisions, hotels

Amazon is working with homebuilders and hoteliers to make its smart speaker and artificial-intelligence system a part of everyday life for new customers. The company has put its engineers to work behind the scenes to make implementation easier, seeing wide market opportunities.

Business Beat

Architecture NAC Architecture has hired Jason Herbst as a technical training specialist. He has 18 years of teaching and training experience at Spokane Community College and AutoCAD consulting firms. Prachi Parkar has been hired as an interior designer and is working on Lince Kindergarten in Selah, Washington, and school additions for Eastmont School District in East Wenatchee. Jourdan Holubasch, has been hired as an electrical drafter, is currently working on Riverfront Park’s U.S. Pavilion and Cascade High School in Leavenworth.

Motley Fool: Fab-less and fab

High-quality audio processor maker Cirrus Logic may not be a household name, but this “fabless” semiconductor manufacturerprovides parts that show up in many of the items you use every day.

Nerd Wallet: Beware of hidden taxes in retirement

Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. You’ll pay federal income taxes on most retirement plan withdrawals, but additional state taxes depend on where you live. Tax rates on investments can vary as well.

Week Ahead

Saturday StoneHorse at Wandermere Community Street Fair - The duplex rental community’s event will feature a communitywide garage sale, food trucks, craft vendors, games, raffles and prizes. More information about the event can be found at www.stonehorsehomes.com. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 13101 Shetland Lane.