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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Microsoft Corp's Office suite of applications, encompassing its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs, will become available to iPad users from Apple Inc's app store from Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- Former employees of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc, a major supplier to plane makers Boeing and Airbus, filed charges with federal agencies on Wednesday alleging that Spirit illegally used health care information to target those who were costing the company most for layoffs.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. consumer confidence surged to a six-year high in March and house prices increased solidly in January, positioning the economy for stronger growth after a weather-induced soft spot. We going to get a big lift to second-quarter growth from the weather, "said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester Pennsylvania.

  • March 24- Data storage provider Box Inc aims to raise about $250 million in an initial public offering, becoming the latest contender from a wave of "cloud-based" companies to test the frothy market for technology listings.

  • *Hit to Nokia income seen from patent concessions. HELSINKI, March 24- Nokia does not expect to close the sale of its phone business to Microsoft until April as talks with Asian regulators drag on, it said on Monday, fuelling speculation it may have to make technology patent concessions to get the deal done.

  • *Analysts fear concessions affecting Nokia's patent income. HELSINKI, March 24- Nokia does not expect to close the sale of its phone business to Microsoft until April as talks with Asian regulators drag on, it said on Monday, fuelling speculation it may have to make more concessions to get the deal done.

  • March 21- Nordstrom Inc is postponing the opening of its discount Rack stores in Canada until 2017, to focus on the launch of its full-line department stores there, its first department stores abroad.

  • Power House: Seattle's 'white hot' real estate     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Robert Macdonald, Lake & Co. real estate broker, reviews three hot properties in Seattle, Washington.

  • March 20- A former employee of Microsoft Corp is facing criminal charges after he allegedly passed trade secrets to a blogger in France, U.S. court documents showed.

  • Uber, Lyft, Sidecar facing taxi pushback Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:47 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    Taxicab companies across the country are asking why the new rideshare drivers aren't required to play by the same rules.

  • Starbucks faces higher milk, coffee costs Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:39 PM ET

    SEATTLE, March 19- Starbucks Corp is wrestling with higher costs for milk and coffee, the two ingredients in its popular lattes, but that does not mean its customers are going to pay more. "I want to resist raising prices in this environment," Howard Schultz, Starbucks' chairman and chief executive, said, referring to still cautious spending by many consumers.

  • Starbucks bets on 'Oprah effect' for tea business Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, left, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, clinks tea cups with Oprah Winfrey, right, to announce their partnership to offer Teavana Oprah Chai tea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting in Seattle.

    Oprah Winfrey unveiled her new chai tea drink. The beverage will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana, which was recently bought by the coffee company.

  • Helicopter crashes near Space Needle     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Mandy Drury reports a news chopper has crashed a short distance from Seattle's Space Needle. Two people are reported dead.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 14- UberX on Friday expanded the insurance coverage it offers to ridesharing drivers, a step toward easing U.S. regulators' and lawmakers' concerns and creating broader acceptance of the services.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 14- UberX on Friday expanded the insurance coverage it offers to ridesharing drivers, a step toward easing U.S. regulators' and lawmakers' concerns and creating broader acceptance of the services.

  • Mobile data service revenue reached $90 billion last year and accounted for more than 50 percent of revenues for wireless companies in the final quarter of 2013, according to research published by Chetan Sharma Consulting late Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, March 13- It may be one of Microsoft Corp's biggest squandered opportunities. The speed with which apps like Quip have been adopted is forcing Microsoft to intensify its efforts to bring the powerful but ageing Office software suite to tablets and smartphones, according to people close to the company.

  • Prostitution a $1 billion-a-year business: Study Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    A new business model is being adopted by prostitutes. They now do their transactions on the Internet where they feel safer and can get more money.

  • Judge Harlin Hale in Dallas granted temporary bankruptcy protection to Mt. Gox, which had filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan in February. Gox said without bankruptcy protection the company would be irreparably harmed by a proposed class action in Chicago federal court and a breach of contract case in Seattle federal court.

  • Boeing said it expects to take a $110 million non-cash charge in the first quarter for the pension change. Boeing said the defined-contribution plans allow it to "better predict and manage financial risks."

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