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  • Seattle's $15/hr. minimum wage     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Lynn Thompson, Seattle Times City Hall reporter, discusses the complications businesses in Seattle will see after passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 2- An Intel vice president is among six climbers missing and presumed dead in the worst accident in three decades on Washington's Mount Rainier, the company said on Monday as search efforts for the group were scaled back.

  • SEATTLE, June 2- The Seattle city council voted unanimously on Monday to approve a sharp increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years, marking the first time a major U.S. city has committed to such a high base level of pay.

  • UPDATE 1-FDA approves Omeros eye drug, shares rise Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    June 2- Omeros Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its drug for use in cataract and lens replacement surgeries, making it the company's first drug to be approved by the regulator. Omeros, whose shares were up 10 percent in premarket trading, said it plans to launch the drug, Omidria, later this year in the United States.

  • SEATTLE, May 21- Boeing Co Chief Executive Jim McNerney said the company wanted to be more like Apple Inc in the way it innovates, rather than doing a "moon shot" development every 25 years. Speaking in Seattle at an annual conference with analysts on Wednesday, McNerney also said Boeing's job was to improve execution and productivity to cut costs and boost margins.

  • UPDATE 1-Boeing wants to be more like Apple -CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    SEATTLE, May 21- Boeing Co Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said the company wanted to be more like Apple Inc in the way it innovates, rather than doing a "moon shot" development every 25 years. "We want to be more like Apple than the apocryphal every 25 years" product development cycle at Boeing, McNerney said.

  • Teamsters organizing Uber drivers in Seattle Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    A limousine driver supplements his own fares with those he contracts out from Uber.

    Rideshare drivers in Seattle are seeking to start an App-Based Drivers' Association.

  • Boeing wants to be more like Apple -CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    SEATTLE, May 21- Boeing Co Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said the company wanted to be more like Apple Inc in the way it innovates, rather than doing a "moon shot" development every 25 years. He said the company intended to increase market share in the twin-aisle jetliner market, a competitive dig at rival Airbus.

  • May 20- The London Stock Exchange Group Plc has emerged as the preferred bidder for asset management group Russell Investments, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has a double life- as a cartoon character. In his " Secret Millionaires Club," an animated series online and on television, Buffett teaches a group of kids about financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

  • *Bond yields rise after recent multi-month lows. NEW YORK, May 19- Longer-dated U.S. "The longer end of the market has run a long way," said Wilmer Stith, fixed income portfolio manager for Wilmington Trust in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • National Labor Relations Board said on Thursday that Boeing's videotaping of union marches, and its restrictions on personal photography by employees, violated labor law.

  • PARIS, May 16- The European Union is considering raising the pressure on the United States in the world's largest trade dispute by challenging tax breaks that encouraged planemaker Boeing to keep production of its latest jet in Washington state, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • The federal decision required Boeing to "cease and desist" and among other measures to post within the next two weeks a notice saying employees are entitled to join a union and participate in union activities and that Boeing won't videotape, photograph or watch union activities, or "create an impression that we are watching your union activities."

  • May 15- Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area in Los Angeles on Thursday due to a break in an above-ground Plains West Coast pipeline, the city fire department said. The pipeline runs from the San Joaquin Valley in California to Long Beach, Moore said.

  • May 15- Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area in Los Angeles on Thursday due to a break in an above-ground Plains West Coast pipeline, the city fire department said. The pipeline was shut off remotely, and the incident shut down a section of the Atwater Village area of the city, a local NBC affiliate reported.

  • LONDON, May 13- The London Stock Exchange is in talks to buy Seattle- based Russell Investments in a deal that would expand its stock index business in the United States, the world's largest equities trading market.

  • LONDON, May 13- The London Stock Exchange Group is in talks with the parent company of Russell Investments about a possible acquisition of the asset management and stock index firm.

  • NEW YORK, May 3- When American investor Warren Buffett addresses Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders at the conglomerate's annual meeting on Saturday, he is sure to laud the impressive growth of BNSF Railroad, his company's largest-ever acquisition.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said quarterly profit declined 4 percent, falling short of analyst forecasts, as earnings from insurance underwriting declined and bad weather disrupted shipping at its BNSF Railway unit.