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  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • Where to experience World Cup fever in the US Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Fans celebrating team USA win in a FIFA qualifying match in Miami.

    No need to travel to Brazil to get in on the 2014 FIFA World Cup action.

  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Amazon.com Inc launched a streaming music service on Thursday that comes free with its $99- a-year Prime membership program, but offers a smaller selection of recent hits than rivals Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats Music.

  • June 11- A trade group sued the city of Seattle on Wednesday, seeking to block a sharp hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years on the grounds that it unfairly favors small businesses over larger employers and franchises.

  • Danger: Hidden allergens lurk in many foods Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    Isabelle Thomelin, 8, having dinner at her home in Seattle, May 15, 2014.

    Many foods that U.S. consumers often buy may have undeclared allergens that accidentally get into foods because of manufacturing errors. NBC News reports.

  • OSLO, June 8- He is the self-made man who changed the way business was done in Norway, and from this week, Kjell Inge Roekke, a flamboyant billionaire with an explosive temper and a taste for the supersized, can also call himself an oil baron.

  • *ECB cuts rates below zero to spur bank lending. NEW YORK, June 5- The Dow and the S&P 500 both ended at new highs on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • *ECB cuts rates below zero to spur bank lending. NEW YORK, June 5- The Dow and the S&P 500 ended at a new record on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- For the first time in six years, the share of people who either have a job or are looking for one is on the rise in a majority of U.S. states, a sign one of the deepest scars of the economic crisis could be healing.

  • Amazon stirs smartphone launch talk with June 18 event Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- Amazon.com Inc revived speculation about its next major product on Wednesday, using a mysterious YouTube video and website post to tease a June 18 "launch event" in Seattle to be hosted by CEO Jeff Bezos.

  • 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.