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SEATTLE— Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. have asked a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case for moving Roman Seleznev out of a Special Housing Unit. The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the U.S. government of kidnapping Seleznev.
District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle on Tuesday that his company shared confidential information with the Fox Rothschild firm that could benefit Roman Seleznev. Roman Seleznev was arrested July 5 in Maldives and taken to Guam for an initial court appearance before being brought to the U.S., where he pleaded not guilty to 29 counts on Aug. 8.
OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state officials on Wednesday named a new head of the state ferry system, which is emerging from a tough summer. Lynne Griffith, currently the chief executive officer of Pierce Transit, will be the first woman to head the ferry division of the state Department of Transportation.
NEW YORK— A million dollars would buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle. The New York Times reports that the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com.
Workers installed the final 11 piles last week, and they will begin to fill in gaps between the piles and move to the next stage of the repair work, said Laura Newborn, a spokeswoman for the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement-tunnel project. Seattle Tunnel Partners expects to resume drilling on the tunnel in March 2015.
SEATTLE— Seattle megachurch Mars Hill is closing some branches and making plans to lay off employees to deal with fundamental problems in the evangelical empire. Financial problems in the wake of recent leadership issues are forcing the cutbacks, The Seattle Times reported in Monday's newspaper.
Sept 5- Starbucks Corp on Friday announced two new types of stores aimed at capturing the growing demand for upscale reserve coffee and a separate test of an "express" store in Manhattan offering speedy service in a city where a " New York minute" is more like a nanosecond.
No, Seattle, home of Microsoft Corp and Amazon and fast becoming a second home for Silicon Valley companies looking to access the city's plentiful pool of relatively cheap tech talent. Microsoft alumni are now running the Seattle offices of Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Google Inc, and they look to their former employer as a source for new talent.
BERLIN, Sept 4- Fresh from acquiring Nokia's handset business, Microsoft unveiled the first of its new range of Lumia smartphones on Thursday, priced to challenge a market dominated by volume leader Samsung and Apple Inc..
Sept 3- Amazon.com Inc's finance chief plans to step down next summer after more than a dozen years at the post, the e-commerce company said on Wednesday, at a time when more investors have been complaining about skimpy profits and high spending.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors. Preska had delayed enforcement of the government's search warrant so Microsoft could appeal.
*Ukraine tensions add safety bid. Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of bringing troops into the southeast of the country in support of pro- Moscow separatist rebels. "It's all about Europe," said Ira Jersey, an interest rate strategist at Credit Suisse in New York.
BP said its largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana, continued to operate on Thursday morning following a blaze the night before.
Aug 28- An explosion shook BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana refinery, its largest in the United States, on Wednesday night but a resulting fire had been contained as of 9:30 pm local time, according to a report by WFLD-TV.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- Chicago- based Arch Venture Partners raised a $400 million fund to invest in early stage companies, the firm announced Wednesday, underscoring renewed investor confidence in the once moribund life sciences sector.
-Charles Schwab Corp. has lost a $15 million arbitration case against Morgan Stanley, which it accused of improperly recruiting brokers from a Schwab San Francisco branch who left with confidential information. Schwab accused Morgan Stanley of maliciously organizing an "actionable raid" of the branch.
LONDON, Aug 22- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it would raise 938 million pounds in its first rights issue to part fund the acquisition of U.S. indexes group Frank Russell.