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  • Plum Creek Timber tops Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Plum Creek Timber Co. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $42 million. Plum Creek Timber expects full-year earnings to be $1.05 to $1.30 per share. Plum Creek Timber shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    "It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry. California and more than 20 other states have legalized the drug for medical use, and the pot...

  • April 24- Starbucks Corp said on Friday night that an outage affecting payment systems at a number of its stores in the United States and Canada had been resolved. "The point of sale register outage has been resolved and all Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," a statement on the company's website said.

  • SEATTLE— Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday.

  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and prompted some stores to give away drinks. "All Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual...

  • April 24- Starbucks Corp said that it was aware that a number of stores in the United States and Canada were experiencing outages at their payment systems on Friday night. A number of social media users also reported that the computers in the stores of the Seattle- based company were down. On Thursday, the company said sales at shops open at least 13 months were up 7...

  • SEATTLE— A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada. Company spokesman Jim Olson says the problem affected 7,000 U.S. stores and 1,000 in Canada. A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks...

  • Lawmakers reached a compromise on the last day of the regular legislative session to resolve differences between competing versions that earlier cleared the Senate and House. The Senate voted 46-0 and the House 95-1 on House bill 1449, which now heads to Gov. "It's no secret to say that one of those chambers and one of those parties are much more solicitous of the...

  • LOS ANGELES— Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday. It won't be clear until next week how many of the drivers stay away, but the action could disrupt business at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as soon as...

  • April 23- Starbucks Corp said on Thursday sales at its coffee shops in the Americas region grew more than expected, boosted by sales of breakfast sandwiches, lunch and new drinks, such as Flat White. Sales at Starbucks shops open at least 13 months were up 7 percent in the Americas region for the fiscal second quarter ended March 29. Starbucks' Americas region, which...

  • Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Strong demand for cloud computing services helped Amazon's revenue jump 15 percent in the first quarter. And it's expanding Amazon Prime Instant Video, developing new content for its Prime members including a TV series with Woody Allen. But this quarter investors are most interested in details about Amazon's Web Services because it is the first time...

  • Starbucks extracts more money with pricier drinks, food Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks is extracting more money from customers with offerings like a "Flat White" espresso drink and revamped baked goods that cost a little more. The Seattle- based chain reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday, with sales jumping 7 percent at established U.S. stores. Dunkin' Donuts, which has been trying to appeal to new coffee drinkers with the...

  • Amazon reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 13 cents per share. Seventenn analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $22.42 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $22.24 billion.

  • Seattle suspends fines for those who fail to compost Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Seattle residents who toss food waste in the trash instead of the compost bin won't be fined starting July 1 as initially proposed. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is suspending fines for households and businesses that don't compost. Homeowners found with excess food in their trash would be fined $1 for each violation.

  • Alaska Air beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Alaska Air Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $149 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share. Alaska Air shares have risen roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 22- An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award program. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, created after the 2010...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 22- An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award program. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, created after the 2010...

  • F5 beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ F5 Networks Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $85.7 million. Seventeen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $470.6 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.59.

  • April 22- Facebook Inc posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits. Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $509 million, or 18 cents per share, in the three months ended March 31, from $639 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest internet social...

  • Facebook revenue jumps as mobile ad sales surge Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 22- Facebook Inc reported a nearly 42 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a jump in mobile advertising sales. Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $509 million, or 18 cents per share, in the three months ended March 31, from $639 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest internet social network said revenue rose to...