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  • LOS ANGELES— When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Ford, 72, who as dashing archaeologist Jones battled Hitler's henchmen in the World War II-set "Raiders of the Lost Ark," was flying a vintage plane of that era when it lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

  • SEATTLE, March 5- A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and a leading medical-device manufacturer claiming her husband died from a drug-resistant "superbug" he contracted from a contaminated medical scope, her lawyer said on Thursday. Theresa Bigler, of Woodway, is seeking unspecified monetary damages for the death of her husband...

  • A federal judge holds a hearing Tuesday on Seattle's minimum wage law, which treats franchisees of companies such as McDonald's and 7- Eleven as big businesses although many are owned by individuals and have a handful of employees. The agency's Office of General Counsel contends McDonald's is a joint employer with its franchisees, and should be held...

  • SEATTLE— Several environmental groups on Monday sued the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. The Port of Seattle in early February signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime Co., whose client is Shell, to rent 50 acres across from downtown Seattle.

  • TULALIP, Wash.— The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution— if not silence or opposition— from many tribes. Representatives of about 75 tribes from around the country converged on the Tulalip Indian Tribes' resort and casino...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 27- The firm behind Cafe Coffee Day, India's biggest homegrown coffee chain, is set for a market debut that could value it at almost $1 billion, even as the country's burgeoning cafe culture draws global giants Starbucks and McDonald's. Cafe Coffee Day, a cafe pioneer in India, aims to list a 20 percent stake, raising roughly $200 million, within the next...

  • ClearSign reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ ClearSign Combustion Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.3 million in its fourth quarter. The Seattle- based company said it had a loss of 24 cents per share. Keywords: ClearSign Combustion, Earnings Report.

  • On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats. Presidents have had an increasingly tough time getting that authority from Congress; Bill Clinton had to buck his party to win it and George W. Bush got it by a...

  • The lawsuit, filed by George Engstrom and John Stockwell in state court in Seattle, says an unnamed Microsoft employee ran up entertainment expenses of more than $22,000, including taking potential business partners to South Korean "hostess bars," which often provide sexual services to customers. During the internal probe, Stockwell says Microsoft's human...

  • The lawsuit, filed by George Engstrom and John Stockwell in state court in Seattle, says an unnamed Microsoft employee ran up entertainment expenses of more than $22,000 from taking potential business partners to South Korean "hostess bars," which often provide sexual services to customers. During that probe, Stockwell says Microsoft's human resources...

  • The worker had started with the Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1995 and worked his way up to safety specialist. Martinez said the worker is entitled to $229,228 in damages and said the Postal Service must promote him to the same pay rate he would have now, had he not been denied a promotion. The judge enjoined the Seattle- area Postal Service from discriminating...

  • Marchex posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:51 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Marchex Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $571,000. The Seattle- based company said it had net income of 1 cent per share. For the year, the company reported a loss of $19.1 million, or 48 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • Hosman is CEO of Assessments.com, a Utah company with about 100 contracts with state and county governments from Florida to California. An early advocate and true believer in the industry, Hosman has spoken at justice forums in Texas, Idaho and Washington state. He also has been a frequent visitor to county jails in his home state of Utah and other states in the...

  • NanoString reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ NanoString Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $12.4 million in its fourth quarter. NanoString expects full-year revenue in the range of $58 million to $61 million. NanoString shares have fallen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 24- Hewlett-Packard Co reported flat or lower quarterly revenue in all its operating units on Tuesday, and forecast full-year earnings well below analysts' expectations due to the strong U.S. dollar. "Revenue was a little short on the top end, the guidance for the second quarter was a little below where the consensus was," said Daniel Morgan, a portfolio manager...

  • Proposals push nuclear energy in Washington state Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Some lawmakers are pushing proposals to advance nuclear power as part of Washington's future energy mix. Sharon Brown, R- Kennewick, promote nuclear energy, focusing on small nuclear reactors that are designed to be built in factories, shipped to a site by truck or train and assembled on location. The Senate Ways and Means Committee heard one bill Tuesday...

  • SEATTLE— For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The study, done in France and Canada, is the first to test "on demand" use of Truvada, a pill combining two AIDS drugs, by people planning to have risky sex. He is an AIDS specialist at Columbia University in New York and...

  • The American Progressive Bag Alliance, which represents bag manufacturers, had about 50,000 more valid signatures than the 505,000 needed to qualify the referendum after a random sample of the signatures was tallied, said Bill Mabie, chief deputy for Secretary of State Alex Padilla. "California voters will now have the chance to vote down a terrible law that, if...

  • Expeditors International posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Expeditors International of Washington Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $99.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.75 billion, according to Zacks.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's heavily indebted power company was slapped Tuesday with a federal class-action lawsuit alleging the agency joined several international oil companies in overcharging customers in the U.S. territory by more than $1 billion. The lawsuit filed by Seattle- based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP names 20 defendants, including...