GO
Loading...

Seattle

More

  • Most West Coast ports bustling again after labor deal Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers. The exception Monday was the Port of Oakland, where problems persisted three days after negotiators for the dockworkers' union and for employers reached a...

  • Oakland dockworkers join others back in operation Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    OAKLAND, California— America's West Coast seaports are back at full operation, except in Oakland, California, which saw another work disruption Sunday that was quickly determined to be illegal by an area arbitrator, a spokesman for the Pacific Maritime Association said. An arbitrator found that longshoremen at the Port of Oakland took part in illegal work...

  • The projection comes from a previously unreported analysis by the Department of Transportation that reviewed the risks of moving vast quantities of both fuels across the nation and through major cities. The study completed last July took on new relevance this week after a train loaded with crude derailed in West Virginia, sparked a spectacular fire and...

  • LOS ANGELES— Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. They work 29 ports from San Diego to Seattle that handle about one-quarter of all U.S. international trade, much of it with Asia.

  • TREASURIES-Prices fall after Greek bailout agreement Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell in seesaw trade on Friday, with benchmark 10- year yields rising for a third straight week, as investors shifted away from safe-haven assets after euro zone negotiators agreed to extend Greece's bailout. The deal extends heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months and removes the risk of Greece...

  • LOS ANGELES— Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. They work 29 ports from San Diego to Seattle that handle about one-quarter of all U.S. international trade, much of...

  • More than 170 patients who may have been infected by the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are being offered home testing kits that would be analyzed by the University of California at Los Angeles hospital system, UCLA officials said. The UCLA hospital system said an internal investigation determined in late January that CRE may have been...

  • U.S. officials are lobbying lawmakers to support legislation allowing the White House to submit trade deals to Congress for a yes-or-no vote, without amendments, in exchange for setting negotiating goals. "I think there's still work that needs to be done to make sure that people are comfortable in knowing there's adequate transparency, and understanding and...

  • Nordstrom misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Nordstrom Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $255 million. Nordstrom expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.65 to $3.80 per share. Nordstrom shares have fallen nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen roughly 2 percent.

  • US port fight ruins Lunar New Year Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 3:06 PM ET
    Ben Tan, whose shop, Harmony Gift Center, has less than a third of its normal stock, in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Feb. 19, 2015.

    Items for the start of Chinese New Year celebrations were in short supply in the US, an example of the fallout from the gridlock at seaports.

  • The 179 patients who may have been infected by the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are being offered home testing kits that would be analyzed by the University of California, Los Angeles, hospital system, UCLA officials said. "The two scopes involved with the infection were immediately removed, and UCLA is now utilizing a decontamination process...

  • UCLA is offering those patients free home testing kits that it will later analyze. UCLA said the bacteria might have spread during procedures that used a specialized endoscope inserted down the throat to diagnose and treat pancreas and bile duct diseases. The Los Angeles Times reported that the outbreak occurred at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

  • DeSoto cab company taking on name of mobile app Flywheel Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82- year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride. The newly minted Flywheel taxis will be owned and operated independently from the Flywheel app, which is made by a 6- year-old startup in Redwood City,...

  • Washington state quake shows early warning system is slow Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:11 AM ET

    SEATTLE— A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range early Wednesday was "not a great advertisement" for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said. The quake at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday was centered about 20 miles north of Ellensburg and 10 miles northeast of Cle Elum in central Washington.

  • Labor Secretary Tom Perez met contract negotiators for shipping companies and the dockworkers' union in San Francisco on Tuesday, urging them to settle a dispute that has led to months of clogged cargo traffic and other disruptions at West Coast ports. Perez was sent to California by President Barack Obama, who has come under mounting pressure to intervene in...

  • Feb 17- Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to $19 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. The latest valuation is a massive increase for the company, which Facebook Inc offered to buy for $3 billion in late 2013. Snapchat's...

  • US official overseeing West Coast port talks Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    West Coast seaports that were all but shut over the holiday weekend because of a contract dispute are reopening, the AP reports.

  • Feb 12- Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc's quarterly revenue and profit handily beat market estimates as newer games such as "Candy Crush Soda Saga" more than made up for declining popularity of older titles. King Digital, whose shares jumped 18 percent in extended trading on Thursday, also said it would buy Seattle- based game developer Z2Live...

  • Stelia Aerospace considering U.S. production facility Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Feb 12- Stelia Aerospace, a large maker of commercial aircraft structures and components, is considering putting a production facility in the United States to be closer to customers and increase its purchases in dollars, a senior executive said on Thursday. Stelia, formed last month from the merger of Airbus subsidiaries Aerolia and Sogerma, is...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- "Excessive oil and gas loan concentrations have been a key factor in the failure of some banks during periods of steep price declines," the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency notes with bureaucratic understatement in its handbook for U.S. bank examiners. The agency supervised the infamous Penn Square Bank in Oklahoma City, which was declared...