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  • SEATTLE— Foes of Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal to prepare for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean attacked on two fronts Monday as a few hundred protesters blocked port entrances and the City of Seattle declared that Shell and its maritime host lacked a proper permit. "It remains our view that the terms agreed upon by Shell, Foss...

  • SEATTLE, May 16- Hundreds of activists in kayaks and small boats fanned out on a Seattle bay on Saturday to protest plans by Royal Dutch Shell to resume oil exploration in the Arctic and keep two of its drilling rigs stored in the city's port. Environmental groups have vowed to disrupt the Anglo-Dutch oil company's efforts to use the Seattle as a home base as it...

  • SEATTLE— Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets took to the waters of Elliott Bay on Saturday in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Royal Dutch Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean. The "Paddle in Seattle"— a daylong, family friendly festival in a West Seattle park and an...

  • TREASURIES-Yields drop as economic growth slows Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:45 PM ET

    *Cooling economic data pushes back Fed rate hike expectations. NEW YORK, May 15- U.S. "The market is getting more concerned that the economy weakened through the first quarter into the second quarter, and that pushes the Fed back further and further and people get more comfortable jumping back into Treasuries here," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading...

  • SEATTLE— The State of Washington has reached a $63 million agreement with nine LCD manufacturers accused of fixing prices for products ranging from flat-screen televisions to computers and cellphones, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Friday. If a King County Superior Court judge approves the agreement during a May 22 hearing, Ferguson said it...

  • *Cooling economic data pushes back Fed rate hike expectations. NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields fell on Friday as data pointed to slowing economic growth, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve will need to wait longer to raise interest rates. "The market is getting more concerned that the economy weakened through the first quarter into the second...

  • TREASURIES-Yields fall as European bonds stabilize Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 15- Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bonds stabilized and after the U.S. Treasury yields have jumped in the past three weeks in line with a dramatic sell-off in German government debt, which has been roiled in part by a rapid unwind of bets placed on the European Central Bank's debt purchase program. "We're pretty much following...

  • Nordstrom misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Nordstrom Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $128 million. Nordstrom expects full-year earnings to be $3.65 to $3.80 per share. Nordstrom shares have fallen 6.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 3 percent.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. corporate spending on capital projects could fall this year to the lowest level since 2011, with steep reductions by the energy industry and companies in other sectors cutting spending amid broad concerns about global growth. "They're not spending at a pace that would suggest a global recovery," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at...

  • NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. corporate spending on capital projects could fall this year to the lowest level since 2011, with steep reductions by the energy industry and companies in other sectors cutting spending amidst broad concerns about global growth. "They're not spending at a pace that would suggest a global recovery," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist...

  • Immune Design reports 1Q loss Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Immune Design Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $9.4 million in its first quarter. Immune Design shares have fallen 29 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Immune Design, Earnings Report.

  • What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north— but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change.

  • Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:36 AM ET

    SEATTLE— An oil rig outfitted for Royal Dutch Shell's exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean parked in Seattle's harbor Thursday, marking a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change. Activists paddling out in kayaks to meet the rig off Seattle's picturesque waterfront said it's their moment to stand...

  • SEATTLE— A Russian man who prosecutors say made millions as a prolific computer hacker and credit card thief was allowed to fire his lawyers on Wednesday, just minutes before the start of a two-day hearing to decide whether his arrest in the Maldives was legal. They argued that Seleznev, the son of a member of the Russian Parliament, was on vacation with his...

  • SEATTLE— Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, despite the city saying it could issue fines in the case and port commissioners asking Shell to wait. Shell's plan to move the two rigs to Seattle in coming days sets up a showdown between environmentalists and oil exploration advocates and touches off a wider...

  • SEATTLE, May 12- A Seattle hospital has joined a lawsuit against the manufacturer of endoscopy medical scopes linked to a "superbug" outbreak at the medical center, claiming the company, Olympus America, put patients lives at risk by failing to disclose design flaws. Between 2012 and 2014, at least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center were infected with...

  • Zillow reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Zillow Group Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $58.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 10 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $141.6 million.

  • SEATTLE, May 12- A Seattle hospital has joined a lawsuit against the manufacturer of endoscopy medical scopes linked to a "superbug" outbreak at the medical center, claiming the company, Olympus America Inc., put patients lives at risk by failing to disclose design flaws. Between 2012 and 2014, at least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center were infected...

  • SEATTLE— Despite a Seattle port commission request that Royal Dutch Shell delay any moorage of oil exploration vessels in the city pending further legal review, a Shell spokesman said Tuesday his company will bring its rigs to a terminal as planned to prepare for exploratory drilling in Arctic waters. Also on Tuesday evening, a small group of activists in...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Monday approved the multi-year exploration plan in the Chukchi Sea for Shell after reviewing thousands of comments from the public,...