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  • StanCorp beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:10 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ StanCorp Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $56.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.35 per share. The holding company of Standard Insurance Co. posted revenue of $703 million in the period.

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Daimler Trucks North America agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle discrimination complaints filed by six minority workers who said they were subjected to threats and racial slurs at the company's Portland plant. Brad Avakian, commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, announced the deal on Thursday. The complaints against the...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. The donors, in interviews with The Associated Press, said they see in Bush what they liked about Romney in 2012, namely what they believe it takes to serve...

  • Jan 29- Campbell Soup Co said it would reorganize its business into product divisions, instead of geographies or brand groups, as it focuses on growth areas in the face of cooling soup sales. New product launches included "to-go" soups that could by made in a Keurig Green Mountain Inc coffee machine. Increasing competition from store brands, private labels and...

  • Cascade posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    BEND, Ore. _ Cascade Bancorp on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Land commissioner halts huge renewable energy project Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:31 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has put the brakes on a $2 billion transmission project that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West. Two public meetings have been scheduled March in Deming and Socorro to discuss the project. He called it "one example that the State...

  • Umpqua misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Umpqua Holdings Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $52.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Analysts expected $286.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Electro Scientific Industries posts 3Q loss Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore. _ Electro Scientific Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $6.4 million in its fiscal third quarter. For the current quarter ending in March, Electro Scientific Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from 22 cents to 32 cents. Electro Scientific Industries shares have declined 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50- worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute. Yet senators' comments suggested that party-line battling over many aspects of the statute— and other...

  • Creating an old-girls network in Silicon Valley Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jan 28- Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her mega-bestselling book, Lean In, the gender-disparity debate has been front and center for years now in Silicon Valley. "Work your relationships," says Lisa Lambert, a VP with Intel Corp.' s venture-capital unit. She has launched a new chapter in Israel, and plans four more this year, in Bangalore; London; Austin, Texas;...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line. "We had four cities here in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...

  • Juneau considers $20 million fix to sewage problem Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:53 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— The City and Borough of Juneau is exploring options so it doesn't have to ship leftovers from its waste treatment plants to Oregon. Juneau began shipping its sewage biosolids, the leftovers from the plants, to Oregon in 2010 when the city's sewage sludge incinerator broke down beyond repair. Samantha Stoughtenger and Michele Elfers of the Public...

  • LOS ANGELES— A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases. The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections— 73— are in California. The rest are in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico.

  • New Mexico appeals court hears assisted suicide case Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives? The Santa Fe woman, who has advanced uterine cancer, is asking the courts to clarify New Mexico's laws putting doctors in legal trouble and preventing her from ending her life. Two doctors and Aja Riggs, the Santa Fe woman, asked the judge to determine that physicians...

  • WASHINGTON— Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3- trillion health care system. The shift won immediate support from insurers and the American Hospital Association. But American Medical Association...

  • Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles, said...

  • CHICAGO— With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids'...