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97 7. A positive day for stocks, the advance led by technology and retail issues. The down dust use edged up 56 points, the S&P 500 rolls 34, and the tech heavy NASDAQ composite rebounded 162 or one and a half percent. With targets set to report fiscal third quarter results tomorrow morning, the retailer shares jumped 4% today. Investors seem to be optimistic about what target will say in the wake of a strong report this morning from discount retail giant Walmart. Room for improvement Microsoft said today it would update its harassment policy in the wake of a third party report that showed shortcomings and how the software giant deals with complaints. This year after Microsoft shareholders approved a plan for its board to publish a review of workplace sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies. That's your money now. I'm Jim chesko, northwest news radio. DUI related fatalities in Washington state are rising as we approach a dangerous time of year, northwest news radios Bill Schwartz reports. Washington state saw a surge in driving under the influence fatalities during the pandemic and were going in the wrong direction In 2021, we had 95 fatal crashes that were alcohol related. So far in 2022, we've had 87. And we're not done with the year. We're going into one of the worst times of the year with the holidays. Dennis mon is Pacific Northwest regional director for mad. Mothers against drunk driving. Yes, between 2019 and 2021, more folks were working from home. But some on the roads and freeways became risk takers. People were speeding more. They were being more reckless and impaired driving increase during the pandemic and we think that's largely to blame for the increases. People still haven't changed their behaviors. Matt expects legislation introduced in the next session of the Washington legislature to lower the blood alcohol content threshold from .08 to .05. Utah is the only other state in the country at that level, and it's been working. They had a 20% decrease in the fatal

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