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Everett port commissioners OK bid for waterfront mill site

EVERETT — The Port of Everett’s board of commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously to pursue acquisition of the former waterfront mill site owned by Kimberly-Clark Co.The decision grants the port staff the authority to pursue a purchase and sale agreement with the company.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business

Inslee names acting secretary to Department of Transportation

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Roger Millar to serve as acting secretary of transportation following the Senate’s firing of the previous secretary.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Northwest

Boeing says layoffs might be needed to trim workforce

The Boeing Co. is cutting the number of workers who design and build commercial airplanes, starting with executives and managers.The cuts are necessary to stay competitive, Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner said Wednesday.The Chicago-based company said...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business

Secret government payload launched into orbit from California base

LOS ANGELES - A rocket carrying a government payload was successfully launched early Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s Central Coast, officials said.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Utah becomes latest place to debate ending tax on tampons

SALT LAKE CITY — The international debate over eliminating sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products that women must use has made its way to conservative Utah.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Thurston County judge: Prosecutor’s text is public record

TACOMA — A Thurston County judge said a text message written by Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist is a public record, despite his claims to the contrary.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Northwest

Oregon considering local seed, crop regulation

SALEM, Ore. — Local governments could regain control over crop and seed regulation under a bill being considered by Oregon lawmakers.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Northwest

Judge tosses case against dredging Snake, Clearwater rivers

LEWISTON, Idaho — A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others that sought to stop dredging of the Snake and Clearwater rivers to make way for barges.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Northwest

Computer as driver? ‘Yes’ from feds boosts self-driving cars

DETROIT — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has decided.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

HBO Now has 800,000 paying subscribers since April launch

NEW YORK — HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Hold the onions! Panera works to quell rage of wrong orders

NEW YORK — Panera wants to eliminate one of the biggest scourges of eating out — bungled orders.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’s growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Lumber Liquidators’ flooring has low cancer risk, CDC says

Lumber Liquidators Holdings flooring, tested by U.S. regulators after an outcry over formaldehyde, was found to have a low risk of causing cancer, though it could potentially trigger irritation and breathing problems.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Staples receives European approval to acquire Office Depot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Staples has received European Union approval to acquire Office Depot, which is headquartered in Boca Raton.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Home prices climbed in 81 percent of u.s. metro areas, Realtors say

Home prices rose in 81 percent of metropolitan areas in the fourth quarter, with the pace of gains accelerating even as sales slowed from earlier in the year, the National Association of Realtors said.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

NEW YORK — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Boeing announces 3% bonuses for Machinists

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. is paying out $77.6 million in annual bonuses for 33,673 Machinists union members in Washington and Oregon.The payments are through the Aerospace Machinists Performance Program (AMPP) and will be in Feb. 18 paychecks.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business

220 Machinists at Everett aerospace plants reject contract proposal

EVERETT — Negotiators from the Machinists union and Cadence Aerospace-Giddens resumed contract negotiations Tuesday after workers there overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal last week.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Aerospace Blog

Investigation continues into ferry laser incident

MUKILTEO — Detectives with the Washington State Patrol are wrapping up their investigation into a man who allegedly shined a high-powered laser at two ferry captains last fall.They expect to...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Real estate agent joins RE/MAX in Edmonds

Real estate agent joins RE/MAX in EdmondsRE/MAX Direct Realty announced that realtor Jeffrey Miller has joined the real estate office in Edmonds. Originally licensed in Colorado, Miller will focus on residential single- and multi-family homes. He is involved...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Bizblog

Amazon building global delivery business to take on Alibaba

In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Inc. plans to launch a global shipping and logistics operation that will compete with United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Job gains help to allay recession fears

Hiring managers have their fingers directly on the pulse of the U.S. economy, and they're feeling a steady heartbeat of demand.While financial markets may be signaling the world's largest economy is inching toward recession, recent labor-market data shows persistent hiring,...

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

The price of liquor

Who won and lost in the battle for privatization

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business

Post office shows a profit over holidays

WASHINGTON — A strong holiday shipping season and a couple of favorable economic situations temporarily turned around the financial fortunes of the Postal Service, officials said Tuesday.The post office reported a $307 million profit between October and December of...

Date: 02/09/2016 | Nation & World

Southeast called a threat to Northwest's lead in aerospace

LYNNWOOD — The Pacific Northwest is home to North America's biggest cluster of aerospace companies — from small machine shops to the Boeing Co.And plenty of regions would like to take that title, industry analyst Kevin Michaels told attendees Tuesday at the...

Date: 02/09/2016 | Business

Sears analyst says company isn’t viable

Sears Holdings Corp., the department-store chain run by hedge-fund magnate Eddie Lampert, plunged as much as 8.9 percent after an analyst warned that the company is no longer “viable as a retailer in its current form.”

Date: 02/09/2016 | Business Wire

Gas likely to average under $2 in 2016, feds say

For the first time since 2004, U.S. drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 a gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday. They can thank the huge glut of oil around the globe.

Date: 02/09/2016 | Business Wire

Haggen grocery-chain bankruptcy auction postponed again

Another week, another delay in the Haggen auction.The auction for the 33 remaining Haggen stores in the Pacific Northwest has been postponed until Feb. 22, according to paperwork filed Monday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The auction is still...

Date: 02/09/2016 | Business

Book can help consumers break free of debt

DeForest Soaries is a man on a mission. The senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, is passionately concerned about something that entangles a large part of the population: consumer debt.

Date: 02/09/2016 | Business columnists

Spring ferry schedules available for vacation planning

Washington State Ferries has released its spring schedule, which starts March 20 — the first day of spring — and runs to June 11.

Date: 02/09/2016 | Street Smarts

Even vague information is worth effort

Smaller businesses generally have trouble making use of "big data" or the valuable analytics that come with it. Data like that tends to be expensive and the analytics are often difficult to understand. More importantly, the information contained in big data is...

Date: 02/09/2016 | Business columnists

Business licenses

PLEASE NOTE: Business license information is obtained monthly from the Washington Secretary of State's Office through the paid commercial services of InfoUSA. ArlingtonA Balanced Life: 4032 167th St. NE, Arlington, WA 98223-8447;...

Date: 02/09/2016 | On the Record

Briefs: Lions Club to honor Ed Petersen

Lions Club to honor Ed PetersenThe Lions International Medal of Merit Award will be presented to Ed Petersen on Feb. 18 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Xfinity Arena. Petersen was selected because of his lifetime of dedication to helping others...

Date: 02/09/2016 | Bizblog

Aerospace leaders arrive for PNAA annual conference

LYNNWOOD — The West Coast’s biggest aerospace industry conference starts Tuesday at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Aerospace Blog

Feds open office to protect students

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Nez Perce: New record set for fall chinook redds in Snake River

KENNEWICK — New data released by the Nez Perce Tribe shows that fall chinook returning to the Snake River have set a new record for the third straight year.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Northwest

Residents displaced by gas leak get more time to return

LOS ANGELES — Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to give Los Angeles residents displaced by a massive gas leak much more time to return to their homes once the well is plugged.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Nation & World

India Internet ruling blocks Facebook ‘Free Basics’ program

SAN FRANCISCO — India’s government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they’re sick

NEW YORK — Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Honda to recall new Civics because engines can fail

DETROIT — Honda is recalling about 45,000 newly redesigned Civic compact cars in the U.S. and Canada because the engines can fail and stall while being driven.The recall affects 2016 Civics equipped with 2-liter four-cylinder engines.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing

ALBANY, N.Y. — When the emergency room fills up — whether it’s a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal

NEW YORK — Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.Shares jumped more than 24 percent in trading Monday morning.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl ad winners

NEW YORK — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Mazda recalls SUVs due to risk of fuel filler pipe ruptures

DETROIT — Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire.The recall covers nearly 237,000 CX-5 SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

DETROIT — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Twitter shares tumble to all-time low

SAN FRANCISCO - The recent negativity shown toward many Internet companies hit Twitter hard Monday, as the social-media leader’s stock price fell to its lowest level ever ahead of its upcoming quarterly earnings report.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

FAA: More registered drone operators than licensed pilots

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business Wire

Repairs planned for 2 Snake River dam locks in Walla Walla Co.

KENNEWICK — Two dams in Washington state are scheduled for $8 million in navigation lock repairs by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Northwest

Officials consider expansion to Seattle water taxi

SEATTLE — Washington’s King County is considering expanding a water taxi service in Seattle.KING-TV reported that the King County Council is scheduled to vote Monday on the expansion. A report identified three possible new routes.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Northwest

Everett animal lab investigated after multiple monkey deaths

EVERETT — Dozens of dead monkeys in a span of three years have spurred federal scrutiny of a company that tests pharmaceutical drugs on animals.The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating

Date: 02/08/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Everett attorney recognized by law directory

Everett attorney recognized by law directoryEverett resident and attorney Charles Bates has been honored by Martindale-Hubbell for his 25 years of service to Washington state communities and organizations. Bates joined Cocoon House in April as their...

Date: 02/08/2016 | Bizblog

Pollution measure calls for paying more at pump, less at register

Many in Washington believe that it's time to clear the air regarding climate change. Now environmental groups are currently proposing different approaches to do that. As the 2016 ballot season nears, voters may face multiple options of how best to tackle the challenge.

Date: 02/08/2016 | Business

Video shows laptop handed to Airbus bombing suspect

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Nation & World

’Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

NEW YORK — The Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monster mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” followed distantly behind “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which remained on top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Entertainment

Traffic, homelessness remain a focus for Marysville in 2016

MARYSVILLE — Mayor Jon Nehring would have enough on his plate in his second full term even if he also didn't have to deal with one of the biggest traffic chokepoints in the county.Marysville, population 64,000 and still growing, will celebrate its 125th anniversary...

Date: 02/07/2016 | Local News

Port of Everett wants paper mill property 'by any means necessary'

EVERETT — After years of watching the former Kimberly-Clark Corp. mill site sit dormant, the Port of Everett is moving to snatch up the 66-acre waterfront property. Port officials plan to ask port commissioners Tuesday to sign off on...

Date: 02/07/2016 | Local News

Famous ‘Grease’ and ‘Terminator’ bridge in L.A. coming down

LOS ANGELES — The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Nation & World

Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

NEW YORK — It make take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, city officials said Saturday.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Nation & World

Many optimistic despite slower U.S. job growth

WASHINGTON — Consider looking past January's so-so job growth. At first glance, Friday's government report on U.S. hiring was a downer — 151,000 added jobs, well below the pace of the previous few months.Yet once you take a fuller view, a brighter picture of the...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Business Wire

Coal, oil trains offer more threat than benefit to region

The Pacific Northwest faces a growing surge of crude oil trains and barges, coupled with proposals for massive coal export terminals that will snarl traffic, delay freight and threaten the health of our communities. Recent action by Congress to lift a long-standing ban on oil exports is...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Commentary

Consumer borrowing accelerated in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending should remain strong in the coming months.Borrowing expanded $21.3 billion in December, the strongest showing since an...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Business Wire

LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

SAN FRANCISCO — Investors have given LinkedIn a poor job review in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $10 billion in the professional networking service’s market value after it issued a surprise forecast for slower growth this year.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Business Wire

U.S. exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed to the first annual drop in U.S. export sales since the Great Recession shrank global...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Business Wire

GOP lawmakers fire state transportation secretary

OLYMPIA — Republican senators delivered a stunning political blow to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday by voting to fire Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson.

Date: 02/05/2016 | Local News doubles down on lobbying

WASHINGTON — Amazon nearly doubled its lobbying expenditures in 2015 versus the previous year, spending $9.4 million trying to sway Congress and executive agencies. The jump puts Amazon's lobbying efforts in the same league as other tech giants like Microsoft and Facebook —...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire

HSBC reaches $470 million deal over banking abuses

WASHINGTON — Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire

Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

NEW YORK — Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire

Negative interest rates could be coming to U.S.

Japan’s central bank has implemented a negative interest rate in an effort to lift that nation’s economy out of its lethargy. This has sent economists around the globe reaching for their history books to re-examine negative interest rates as an economic phenomenon as well as a monetary...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business columnists

Briefs: Several Everett Clinic doctors named to Top Doc lists

Several Everett Clinic doctors named to Top Doc listsPhysicians from The Everett Clinic were named Top Doctors 2016 by Seattle Magazine. They include allergist Ann Wanner, M.D.; dermatologist Robin Hornung, M.D.; gastroenterologist John Sekijima, M.D.;...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business

EvCC adds new program to train new kind of workforce

EVERETT – Unlike decades ago, the current surge in demand for welders and other vocational skills in the Puget Sound region is more than a search for blue-collar workers.Increasingly specialized industry requires knowledge of robotics, electronics, programming and...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business

Keyboard catapults Microsoft into artificial intelligence race

The humble keyboard hasn't changed much since it was first invented. Even the jump from physical keyboards to the digital ones you use on your smartphone still look virtually identical — save for the new emoji keys we've grown accustomed to punching into a text message or...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire

Students save district $20K

Club members designed and tested software to replace scoreboard

Date: 02/05/2016 | Local News

New York Times profit beats estimates on digital user gains

New York Times Co. posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates as digital subscribers and online ad revenue rose.

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire

Buffett firm now owns nearly 14 percent of Phillips 66

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway has purchased nearly 1.7 million more shares of Phillips 66 to give it ownership of almost 14 percent of the oil refiner.

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire

Morocco unveils huge new solar plant

OUARZAZATE, Morocco — Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy.The $3.9-billion project in the southern town of Ouarzazate, also known as...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Business Wire

Take the initiative to stand out at work

Ask any boss which employee in their firm really stands out as a star, and they will most certainly bring up the person who shows initiative. Everyone wants a hardworking employee who does a good job, but the person who goes beyond that and shows initiative is rare indeed (and seems to...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business columnists

Cadence-Giddens Machinists to vote on first contract

EVERETT — Machinists union members at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens are voting Friday on the company’s final and best offer for a three-year contract.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business

Shrinking inventory challenges Snohomish County home buyers

Supply continues to be a problem for the Snohomish County real estate market.The total number of active residential listings in the county dropped from 1,918 homes and condos in January 2015 to 1,267 last month. That's a decline of 34 percent year over year.And...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business

Why student housing in Everett is such a big deal

Everett Community College is partnering with a private developer to build a new student housing complex next to its north Everett campus. The commitment to campus housing is meaningful well beyond the effect a few hundred more students will have on coffee shops and fast food...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business columnists

Tax breaks cloud talk on aerospace industry

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday trumpeted the accomplishments of Washington’s aerospace industry the past century and declared “the sky’s the limit” in the years ahead.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Nonprofit aims to mentor businesses in Snohomish County

Nonprofit aims to mentor businesses in Snohomish CountyThe Seattle Chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit business mentor group, has initiated an outreach program that will include establishing a standalone branch in Snohomish County. Snohomish resident Jack...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Bizblog

1st Security completes purchase of Olympic Peninsula branches

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — 1st Security Bank announced last week that it completed the purchase of four branches of Bank of America on the Olympic Peninsula.The move increases the size of the Mountlake Terrace-headquartered bank from seven branches to 11. The four branches...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business

Two new execs join Mountain Pacific Bank

Mountain Pacific Bank has hired two new executives. April Hogan joins the Everett-headquartered bank as a senior vice president, retail banking officer. She will be responsible for all sales, service, marketing and operation of the bank retail channels.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business

Home Depot to hire more than 80,000

NEW YORK — Home Depot is on a hiring spree.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business Wire

Give students freedom to learn free speech

Regardless of what one thinks of the future of newspapers and other print media, journalism in some form will — must — continue as a vital part of our society and democracy.And that requires journalists who are trained as much in journalism's responsibilities as...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Editorials

Scientists switch on nuclear fusion experiment

GREIFSWALD, Germany — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Nation & World

British Airways to resume flights to Tehran in July

British Airways said it will resume flights to Tehran on July 14 after last month’s international deal lifting sanctions imposed over Iran’s nuclear program.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business Wire

Google to test self-driving cars in Kirkland

KIRKLAND — Google said it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland.The Seattle suburb will become the third city to see the vehicles on its streets. The company has previously tested the self-driving cars in Mountain View, California, where Google is based, and Austin Texas.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business Wire

Briefs: Lynnwood real estate agent earns top producer award

Lynnwood real estate agent earns top producer awardPatrick Johnson, sales affiliate with Century 21 North Homes Realty in Lynnwood, has earned the Century 21 Centurion Producer Award following his 2015 sales success. The award honors sales affiliates of the...

Date: 02/03/2016 | Business

Regulators question bill to move Oregon off coal power

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon utility regulators say they are concerned about a proposal to move the state off coal power.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Northwest

Haggen core store auction pushed back to Feb. 11

BELLINGHAM — The fate of grocery chain Haggen has been delayed for a few days, as the auction to sell its remaining 33 stores in Washington and Oregon has been pushed back to Feb. 11.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Business Wire

Everett-based developer's $2.5M home could be sold

SEATTLE — An embattled Everett-based real estate developer could lose one of his two Bellevue homes if a court-appointed receiver gets his way. The receiver, Michael Grassmueck, asked U.S. District Judge James Robart for permission Tuesday to sell developer Lobsang...

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News

Back in the race

Shell-maker Pocock Boats, legendary back in the day, is resurgent

Date: 02/03/2016 | Business

Profit at UPS beats Wall Street forecasts

DALLAS — UPS nearly tripled its fourth-quarter profit and seemed to avoid many of the holiday package-delivery breakdowns that it suffered a year earlier.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Business Wire

Haggen auction for core stores delayed until next week

An auction for the 33 core Haggen grocery stores has been pushed back from Friday to Feb. 11.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Business

Blast forces Airbus A321 to make emergency landing

MOGADISHU, Somalia — An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in an Airbus A321 airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Nation & World

Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams

SAN FRANCISCO — An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Northwest

Comcast takes on Google, AT&T with gigabit service

PHILADELPHIA — With Google Fiber and AT&T rushing into the super-fast gigabit market for online streaming, Comcast Corp. disclosed plans on Tuesday for gigabit services in Atlanta, Nashville, Tenn., Detroit, Chicago and Miami. The turbo-charged Xfinity Internet service will first be available...

Date: 02/02/2016 | Business Wire

Iran buys 20 more planes, wants Boeing airliners

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s national carrier has signed an agreement to buy 20 new passenger airplanes with an option for 20 more from French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Business Wire

Boeing could deliver new jet six months early

The Boeing Co. could deliver its newest jetliner, the 737 MAX, as much as six months early, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Aerospace Blog

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