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Amazon could take 30% stake in large cargo airline Inc. could take as much as a 30 percent stake in a large cargo airline, its second such deal this year as the e-commerce giant steps up efforts to take control of its own delivery logistics.As part of the agreement,

Date: 05/05/2016 | Business Wire

4 reasons why Aeropostale lost its cool with shoppers

NEW YORK — Aeropostale Inc., once a popular mall destination for teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest victim in the fast-changing retail landscape.

Date: 05/04/2016 | Business Wire

Halliburton, Baker Hughes said to call off $28B merger

Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. are preparing to call off their $28 billion merger, which has met stiff antitrust resistance from regulators in the U.S. and Europe, a person familiar with the situation said.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Nation & World

Warren Buffett: Business will be fine with Trump or Clinton

A Donald Trump presidency wouldn't be the blow to U.S. business that some fear, Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, said at the company's annual shareholders meeting Saturday."If either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes...

Date: 04/30/2016 | Nation & World

Philip Kives created ubiquitous K-tel brand

TORONTO — Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to “wait, there’s more!” while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at 87.

Date: 04/30/2016 | Nation & World

Dunkin’ targets Starbucks by highlighting espresso drinks

NEW YORK — Dunkin’ Donuts is going after Starbucks’ coveted customers by more aggressively featuring espresso drinks like lattes and macchiatos.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire

Fiat Chrysler, Google in self-driving car partnership talks

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership.The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire

Ford plans long-range electric car to compete with Tesla, GM

Ford plans to introduce a long-range electric vehicle to compete with battery-powered models coming from Tesla Motors and General Motors that would go 200 miles or more on a charge.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire

Delta orders 75 Bombardier C Series airliners

WICHITA, Kan. — Bombardier’s struggling C Series airliner got a much needed boost Thursday with a firm order from Delta Air Lines for 75 CS100s.

Date: 04/28/2016 | Business Wire

Do you earn less than a Silicon Valley intern?

This year’s batch of Silicon Valley summer interns might earn more money than you.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Business Wire

Frustrations with A320neo could mean new Boeing orders

EVERETT — Qatar Airways’ frustrations with the Airbus A320neo could mean new orders for Boeing 737NGs.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Aerospace Blog

Partnership deals in vogue to counter low growth

LONDON — With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm EY said Monday.

Date: 04/24/2016 | Business Wire

FAA orders ‘urgent’ 787 repair after engine fails at 20,000 feet

Airlines flying Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner jets with the latest General Electric engines were ordered to repair them, or swap out at least one with an older model, in an urgent safety directive issued after an in-flight failure.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Business Wire

Microsoft reports weak results despite turnaround effort

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft reported a surprise drop in sales and profit for the first three months of the year, a sign the tech giant is still trying to find its way in the post-PC era.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Business Wire

Starbucks expresses confidence in rewards overhaul

NEW YORK — Starbucks expressed confidence Thursday that an overhaul of its rewards program will drive up sales over the long term, but warned that the transition could be bumpy.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Business Wire

GM profits more than double on record earnings

DETROIT — General Motors’ first quarter profit more than doubled as all of its business units posted improved numbers including record pretax earnings in North America.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Business Wire

Mitsubishi Motors finds falsified fuel mileage tests

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker tarnished by a massive recall cover-up 15 years ago, owned up to another scandal Wednesday, saying employees had intentionally falsified fuel mileage data for several vehicle models.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Business Wire

Millennials fall short on home down payments

WASHINGTON — Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.Surveys show that most Americans under 35 lack adequate savings for down...

Date: 04/20/2016 | Business Wire

Microsoft is killing off the Xbox 360

After a little more than a decade of gaming excellence, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 got its official death notice Wednesday.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Business Wire

Oman Air starts order talks with Boeing and Airbus

EVERETT — Oman Air has started talks with Boeing and Airbus for an order to replace its 10 A330s, the Middle East airline’s CEO...

Date: 04/18/2016 | Aerospace Blog

British Airways A320 hits drone at London’s Heathrow Airport

An Airbus A320 on approach at London’s Heathrow Airport landed safely after colliding with what police believe was a drone, the BBC reported.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Aerospace Blog

Streaming services: What Amazon, Netflix and Hulu cost

NEW YORK — Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu, offering a stand-alone streaming service for the first time.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Business

Shopping online is saving you less than you thought

You find lower prices online than at bricks-and-mortar stores, right? Wrong.Alberto Cavallo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology displayed resourcefulness and ingenuity by producing a wide-scale international comparison of online and offline prices at...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Commentary

Pet-friendly offices can cause complications

WASHINGTON — There's Lily, the chief executive's dog, who clocks in 60 hours a week in a corner office; Miles, a 9-pound charmer who recently received a company award; and Harriet, a springer spaniel mix who almost always falls asleep in meetings.For years, all three...

Date: 04/16/2016 | Business Wire

Microsoft sues U.S. over secret demands for customer data

SAN FRANCISCO — In the latest clash over privacy rights in the digital age, Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Business

Amazon to set up homeless shelter on Seattle campus

SEATTLE — Tech giant Amazon is offering a building it owns in downtown Seattle as a temporary shelter for homeless families.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Business Wire

39,000 Verizon workers go out on strike

NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered on striking Verizon workers Wednesday after 39,000 landline and cable employees walked off the job.Sanders told workers at a picket line in Brooklyn they displayed courage by standing up to the telecommunications giant.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Business Wire

How to buy a $400,000 Ford GT supercar

Selling a six-figure supercar is a lot like parallel parking a six-figure supercar: Both require a deft touch and a little bit of luck.By design, production for these machines never meets demand, so there is almost always a surplus of would-be buyers. The carbon-veined cars...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Business Wire

Dubai airline Emirates buys 2 more Airbus A380s

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The world’s biggest operator of the double-decker Airbus A380 is buying a couple more.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Business Wire

Officer shoots hatchet-wielding woman at Wal-Mart

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. — A police officer fatally shot a developmentally disabled woman inside a Wisconsin Wal-Mart after she refused to drop a hatchet she had grabbed from a shelf, authorities say.Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said the woman was shopping with...

Date: 04/09/2016 | Nation & World

Jeff Bezos: Amazon is ‘the best place in the world to fail’

It may not be Warren Buffett's eagerly anticipated letter to shareholders, but chief executive Jeff Bezos's annual investor missive has become known for offering its own yearly insights into how he runs the online retail giant.Two...

Date: 04/07/2016 | Business Wire

FAA drafts rules for commercial drone flights

WASHINGTON — A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones and other uses not yet possible, The Associated Press has learned.

Date: 04/03/2016 | Business Wire

Job cuts have benefited Boeing stock price in past

Despite news this week that Boeing plans to cut about 4,000 jobs by mid-year, the company’s stock price could be going up, if the past is any indicator.

Date: 03/31/2016 | Aerospace Blog

Cash flow seen as driving Boeing cuts — and possibly layoffs

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. expects to cut about 4,000 jobs in Washington through buyouts and retirements in the next few months. If that and other belt-tightening measures do not trim costs enough, layoffs could come in the second half of the year, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Date: 03/31/2016 | Business

FBI agrees to unlock iPhone, iPad in Arkansas homicide case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The FBI agreed Wednesday to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple, just days after the federal agency announced it had gained access to an iPhone linked to the gunman in a mass shooting in...

Date: 03/31/2016 | Nation & World

Corporations taking a lead on civil rights

You can have your Coke with a smile today.On Monday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a conservative Republican, said he would veto a bill that would have legalized discrimination against gay people, responding to an outcry from corporate interests including Coca-Cola, Home Depot,...

Date: 03/31/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Microsoft committed to talking products

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said his company is committed to the emerging market for artificial intelligence-based chat software, one week after the company’s first Internet chat bot in the U.S. was so manipulated by users that it had to be pulled down.

Date: 03/30/2016 | Business Wire

Hijacking rekindles concerns about Egyptian airport security

CAIRO — There was little doubt that Seif Eldin Mustafa was "unstable," as authorities described him. On Tuesday morning, the 59-year-old Egyptian national boarded an EgyptAir flight and hijacked it to Cyprus by claiming to wear a suicide belt.Nearly six...

Date: 03/30/2016 | Nation & World

Google buys more land in The Dalles to expand data center

PORTLAND, Ore. — Google has acquired 74 acres in The Dalles, making room for the company to add considerably to its growing data-center campus along the Columbia River.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Business Wire

Apple goes from insupportable to irrelevant

One inevitable sequel to a terrorist attack is seeing the ugly mugs of creeps-turned-monsters thrust before us over a multitude of news cycles. Another is a debate over cellphone encryption.Encryption is a means of turning information into secret code. Terrorists communicate...

Date: 03/24/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Water bottling plant debate gets louder ahead of May vote

PORTLAND, Ore. — Opponents of a proposed Nestlé water bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge are now facing an organized group of project supporters.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Business Wire

Amazon sues logistics exec hired by Target

NEW YORK — has sued its seasoned logistics executive nearly a month after he was hired by Target, saying he’s violated a non-compete clause that prohibits him from joining a rival for at least 18 months.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Business Wire

Starbucks to offer prepaid cards to boost rewards program

NEW YORK — Starbucks says it will introduce a prepaid card by the end of the year that lets people earn points for its rewards program.The Seattle-based company plans to offer the card through Chase and says people would be able to use it wherever Visa is accepted.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Business Wire

U.S. urges final approval of $20B BP oil spill pact

NEW ORLEANS — Federal lawyers on Tuesday formally asked a judge in New Orleans to approve a record-breaking $20 billion-plus settlement agreement announced last July by the Department of Justice and five Gulf Coast states to resolve years of legal fighting about the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Business Wire

Johnson & Johnson expands project that aims to predict, prevent diseases

Johnson & Johnson has ramped up its ambitious project to learn how to predict who will develop particular diseases and find therapies to prevent or stop the disease early, when it’s most treatable.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Business Wire

Lumber Liquidators pays $2.5M to settle California case

TOANO, Va. — Beleaguered flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators is paying $2.5 million to settle allegations that some of its products violated California’s air-safety standards.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Business Wire

Ford boosts CEO pay 17% as SUV surge yields record profit

Ford increased Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields’ 2015 compensation 17 percent to $17.3 million, excluding changes in pension value, as the automaker posted record profit on surging sales of sport utility vehicles.

Date: 03/19/2016 | Business Wire

Go-playing software beats top champ 3 in a row

SEOUL, South Korea — Google’s Go-playing software defeated a human champion for the third straight time Saturday to clinch the best-of-five series and establish its superiority in an ancient Chinese chess-like game long thought to be the realm of humans.

Date: 03/12/2016 | Nation & World

Driverless cars get closer to approval in U.S.

Existing U.S. laws pose few barriers to adoption of autonomous vehicle technology so long as cars and trucks stick with existing designs allowing humans to take control, the agency overseeing traffic safety said Friday.It's only when manufacturers push the envelope by...

Date: 03/12/2016 | Business Wire

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 phones can take a dunking

Klutzes of the world should rejoice Friday, as Samsung officially starts sales of its new water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The phones, which the company first unveiled last month, are now widely available in all their dunkable glory.The latest...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Business Wire

Emirates considering 787, A350 for next long-haul order

Emirates Airline is close to deciding whether to go with the Boeing Co. or Airbus Group when it orders its next batch of long-range airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported...

Date: 03/10/2016 | Aerospace Blog

Ford to make police car doors that stop armor-piercing bullets

DETROIT — It's a first for police cars: Doors that can protect officers against armor-piercing bullets.Ford will soon be offering the doors on its Police Interceptor sedans and SUVs.The doors are designed to stop a .30-caliber bullet shot from a...

Date: 03/10/2016 | Business Wire

Microsoft offers free software to lure Oracle customers

Microsoft is offering free licenses for its database software to current Oracle customers in its latest effort to wrestle market share from its competitor.

Date: 03/10/2016 | Business Wire

Drone buzzes Airbus airliner landing in Paris

A drone came within 16 feet of a potentially catastrophic collision with an Air France jet landing at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in the closest encounter yet between one of the remotely operated devices and a civil airliner.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Nation & World

Renault-Nissan boost cooperation in $6 billion savings push

Renault and Nissan aim to generate 5.5 billion euros ($6 billion) in annual savings in 2018 as the automotive alliance tightens cooperation in engineering, purchasing and human resources.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Business Wire

Iran invites Boeing to Tehran for aircraft talks

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has invited Boeing Co. to Tehran to negotiate a possible aircraft purchase, though Boeing said Friday it would only be offering the country “fleet planning.”

Date: 03/04/2016 | Business Wire

Could Boeing finish twin-aisle jets in China?

Could the Boeing Co. follow its European rival, Airbus Group, by finishing twin-aisle jetliners in China as the two companies compete for sales in the world’s biggest airplane market?

Date: 03/04/2016 | Aerospace Blog

FBI wants to open one iPhone; Apple says it's a Pandora's Box

This one’s a toughie.FBI Director James Comey said the bureau’s battle with Apple is the "hardest question" he’s ever seen in government.

Date: 03/04/2016 | Web Monkey

Costco shares slip after reporting a drop in profit

NEW YORK — Costco’s stock slipped Thursday, a day after the warehouse club operator said its fiscal second-quarter profit fell nearly 9 percent as costs rose.

Date: 03/03/2016 | Business Wire

Saudis work at Starbucks, McDonald’s. And that’s a big deal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Mariam al-Harbi is Saudi, and she works at Starbucks.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Nation & World

Automakers post healthy February sales gains

DETROIT — Automakers posted big U.S. sales gains last month as consumers — giddy from Super Bowl ads — returned to showrooms after a snowy January.Sales rose 7 percent over last February to 1.3 million vehicles, according to Autodata Corp. Automakers reported February sales on Tuesday.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Business Wire

777 to set a distance record Wednesday

A Boeing 777-200LR will touch down Wednesday in Auckland, New Zealand, after journeying 8,824 miles from Dubai, grabbing the title of world's longest scheduled airline flight for Gulf carrier Emirates.Not to be outdone, Qatar Airways will this year offer services to Santiago...

Date: 03/01/2016 | Business Wire

Boeing, Airbus under pressure to build in China

China’s political leaders identified aerospace as one of 10 key industries in the country’s quest to become an advanced industrialized nation. Ahead of this weekend’s annual legislative session, Western planemakers — their future competitors — are helping them toward that goal.

Date: 03/01/2016 | Business Wire

Is the airplane industry headed for a downturn?

Here’s a shock: The future is uncertain.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Aerospace Blog

Apple hiding behind a false ‘backdoor’

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook is such a respected figure that it's easy to overlook the basic problem with his argument about encryption: Cook is asserting that a private company and the interests of its customers should prevail over the public's interest as expressed by our...

Date: 02/28/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Low gas prices spark light truck sales

Americans bought a record 17.47 million vehicles in 2015, surging past the old record of 17.35 million set in 2000. Several factors drove the record growth: pent-up demand, an improving economy, easy credit, low interest rates, and low gas prices.The last factor is affecting...

Date: 02/27/2016 | Business Wire

Fire-damaged British Airways 777 leaves Vegas for paint job

LAS VEGAS — A British Airways jet that was damaged by fire during an aborted takeoff in September flew from Las Vegas to a California airport on Friday after six months of repairs including an engine replacement and fuselage patch.The Boeing 777 took a circuitous route...

Date: 02/26/2016 | Business Wire

J.D. Power reports vehicle dependability rankings

DETROIT — General Motors and Toyota posted solid marks in the dependability of 3-year-old vehicles, but consumer frustrations with wireless connections, navigation and voice-recognition software persist across the automotive industry, according to a J.D. Power and Associates study...

Date: 02/25/2016 | Business Wire

Airbus profit rises as aircraft deliveries grow

PARIS — Airbus said earnings grew 15 percent last year as airlines’ demand for the European aerospace and defense giant’s A320 and A330 jets helped boost deliveries and top arch-rival Boeing in the race for new orders.

Date: 02/24/2016 | Business Wire

Don’t be too quick to crack open iPhone

Just as necessity is the mother of invention, expediency is the mother of unintended consequences.The necessity here is the FBI's desire to unlock the Apple iPhone used by Syed...

Date: 02/23/2016 | Editorials

Downsides of Apple backdoor may be worse than upside

I view Apple with almost as much loathing as I save for overzealous federal prosecutors. My last Apple phone was a lemon. The "Genius Bar" isn't. When I hear Apple extol its vaunted regard for privacy, I think of all the invasive personal questions my iPhone used to ask...

Date: 02/23/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Your iPhone isn’t beyond the reach of a warrant

Federal investigators hold the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, the terrorist who helped slaughter 14 innocents in San Bernardino, California. They want to look at its contents but can't because the device is encrypted and Apple has refused to unlock it.The matter ended up in...

Date: 02/23/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Bill Gates: Young people needed to help solve energy problem

NEW YORK — Bill and Melinda Gates want young people to get involved in solving major world problems, like finding clean energy sources and changing the division of household and childcare labor between men and women.

Date: 02/22/2016 | Northwest

Boeing gets OK for sales talks with Iran

Boeing Co. is finally opening for business in Iran.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Business Wire

Apple Pay launches in China where e-payments widely used

BEIJING — Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its smartphone-based payment system in China, where the electronic payments market is already dominated by an arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Business Wire

Who will be responsible for a self-driving car accident?

Wow. A lot of readers had some very passionate responses to last week's news that the federal government had recognized Google's software, not the human passenger, as the "driver" in its self-driving cars. There was one, big theme running through many of your comments.

Date: 02/18/2016 | Business Wire

Boeing, Airbus announce $3 billion in deals at Singapore show

SINGAPORE — Boeing and Airbus announced modest aircraft orders at the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday that indicated a lull in demand for the big manufacturers after the 2014 show hauled in more than $30 billion of deals.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Business Wire

Trucks and SUVs take spotlight at Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show, largest in the nation, opened to the public on Feb. 13 and continues through Sunday.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Cars and Me

Islamic rebels claim responsibility for Airbus bombing

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, said Saturday they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

Date: 02/13/2016 | Nation & World

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

GE Aviation cutting 7% of engineering workforce

EVENDALE, Ohio — GE Aviation is cutting 238 engineering jobs in southwestern Ohio and 69 at other U.S. sites as it trims more than 7 percent of its engineering workforce.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Business Wire

Airbus’s struggling superjumbo boosted by Iran, Japan orders

Iran’s surprise agreement to buy the Airbus Group A380 marks the second new deal for the superjumbo in three weeks and will help the planemaker paper over the cracks in its flagship program — for now.

Date: 01/29/2016 | Business Wire

Microsoft cloud key to results in Iowa caucuses

CHICAGO — Iowa and Microsoft will have a lot at stake Monday as Republican and Democratic volunteers in roughly 1,700 precincts start plugging vote totals into their smartphones to deliver the first verdict of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Nation & World

Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s yacht allegedly wrecks coral reef

As one does when you’re the co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, Paul Allen owns a big yacht — the Tatoosh, which at 303 feet long long is the 49th largest in the world, according to The yacht, described as “a model of...

Date: 01/28/2016 | Northwest

American new-home sales surged in December

WASHINGTON — Americans rushed to buy new homes in December at the strongest pace in 10 months, with 2015 marking the strongest year for this segment of the housing market since 2008.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Business Wire

Apple to open apps center in Naples, Italy

ROME — Apple has chosen Naples, Italy, to establish Europe’s first iOS App Development Center.Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday met in Rome with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, who is delighted that the center’s creation could mean hundreds of jobs for Italy’s underdeveloped south.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Business Wire

Travelers in Mumbai to get free Google Wi-Fi

MUMBAI, India — Google Inc. has begun offering free Wi-Fi to Mumbai train passengers in hopes of boosting its role in the Indian market.Giggling groups of students, bored commuters and snack-shop vendors were all logging on Friday at Mumbai Central Train Station, the...

Date: 01/23/2016 | Business Wire

2015 had the most home sales in nine years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were the most in nine years.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Business Wire

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