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  • July 30- Diamond rings on display at Nordstrom's flagship Seattle store are not for sale. It is the first time the company has turned to brick and mortar in its 15- year history, showcasing products in two Nordstrom stores.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 30- When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.

  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peak at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.

  • McDonald's could be liable for labor practices Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's Corp. to liability for management practices in those locations. The same is true for many other fast-food chains, including Burger King and Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza hut.

  • T-Mobile deal helps Rhapsody hit 2M paying subs Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Rhapsody International Inc. said Tuesday its partnership with T-Mobile US Inc. has helped boost its number of paying subscribers to more than 2 million, up from 1.7 million in April. Rhapsody also said Tuesday it is expanding the service to Europe through its Napster division in a tie-up with France's second-largest carrier, SFR.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives.

  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Both Zillow and Trulia were founded nearly a decade ago and have capitalized on Americans' increasing preference for researching purchases, including homes, online, rather than relying solely on a real estate agent.

  • Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    Boeing employees and union leaders didn't find it funny. Machinists union international President Tom Buffenbarger issued a statement Friday saying the "unfunny and unnecessary remarks" serve as a "reminder that the Jack Welch style of anti-personnel management is still alive and well at Boeing.

  • SEATTLE, July 25- An online stock trader who profited from inside information passed to him by a former Microsoft Corp finance employee was sentenced to 1-1/ 2 years in prison in Seattle on Friday.

  • Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    SEATTLE— An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said. Amazon.com Inc. recently asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of plans to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

  • Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. "Visa put a lot of caution into the market this morning," said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist at Prudential Financial.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Amazon Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Analysts are taking a look at Amazon's investment strategy as the online retailer's stock falls in premarket trading Friday following lackluster second-quarter results. Late Thursday, Amazon.com Inc. reported a bigger-than-anticipated loss for the quarter, while its revenue topped analysts' estimates.

  • Little sunlight as Obama raises super PAC dollars Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections.

  • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year.

  • Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue. Amazon has long focused on spending the money it makes to grow and expand into new areas.

  • Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes. In a conference call with analysts, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said food has become a strength and drives traffic to cafes, and that the company was just getting started in its efforts in improving its lineup.