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  • LOS ANGELES, May 8- Starbucks Corp on Friday said it would stop sourcing water for its Ethos Water brand in California, which is in the fourth year of a serious drought that has prompted the governor to order the state's first-ever mandatory cuts in water use by 25 percent. Starbucks bought privately held Ethos Brands LLC for $8 million in April 2005.

  • *Treasuries rise for second day after losing streak. NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. "We got' Goldilocks' employment data that has given investors a little bit of comfort to put some exposures back on because it keeps the Fed away from liftoff a little longer," said Guy Haselmann, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 8- Starbucks Corp on Friday said it would stop sourcing water for its Ethos Water brand in California, which is in the fourth year of a serious drought that has prompted the governor to order the state's first-ever mandatory water use cuts of 25 percent. Starbucks bought privately held Ethos Brands LLC for $8 million in April.

  • *Treasuries rise for second day after losing streak. NEW YORK, May 8- U.S. "We got' Goldilocks' employment data that has given investors a little bit of comfort to put some exposures back on because it keeps the Fed away from liftoff a little longer," said Guy Haselmann, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York.

  • Strong U.S. dollar pressures jobs at exporters Friday, 8 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    The appreciation in the currency weighed on first quarter profits across corporate America, including at soft drink giant PepsiCo Inc and toothpaste producer Colgate-Palmolive. Steel, the rise in the value of the dollar reduced profits from its sales to Europe, while also making steel from South Korea more competitive abroad, helping to force layoffs of...

  • May 7- When Kim Forrest attends dog shows, she is there not just for her two wirehaired pointing griffons. Forrest, who works for the Pittsburgh- based Fort Pitt Capital Group, believes participation in dog shows is as middle class as it gets and as such is a great economic gauge. "Many market strategists cling to the Fed minutes and other standard information," says...

  • Facebook's Seattle site leader leaves company Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:43 PM ET

    SEATTLE, May 6- The leader of Facebook Inc's fast-growing Seattle office left the company last month, a spokeswoman for the online social network told Reuters on Wednesday, a crucial personnel change at Facebook's largest engineering office outside of its Silicon Valley headquarters. Engineering manager Paul Carduner, who took over leadership of the...

  • May 4- Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city's...

  • Shell's Arctic return faces hurdle at Seattle port Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    May 4- Royal Dutch Shell's quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city's port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat who has fought against new projects by coal and oil companies, applauded the requirement by the city's...

  • May 4- Cisco Systems Inc Chief Executive John Chambers will step down in July after 20 years at the helm of the network equipment maker, a symbol of the dot.com stock boom 15 years ago now struggling to boost its bottom line in the era of cloud computing. Wall Street analysts said a change was expected and could signal a refocusing of Cisco, which acquired dozens of...

  • Starbucks opens first express store in New York City Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    April 30- Starbucks Corp on Thursday opened the first of five express stores planned for 2015 in New York City as it and other restaurant chains work to give service times a double shot of speed. The opening comes as companies like Starbucks, McDonald's Corp, Panera Bread Co and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc experiment with ways to boost sales, speed up service and...

  • April 24- Starbucks Corp said on Friday night that an outage affecting payment systems at a number of its stores in the United States and Canada had been resolved. "The point of sale register outage has been resolved and all Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," a statement on the company's website said.

  • April 24- Starbucks Corp said that it was aware that a number of stores in the United States and Canada were experiencing outages at their payment systems on Friday night. A number of social media users also reported that the computers in the stores of the Seattle- based company were down. On Thursday, the company said sales at shops open at least 13 months were up 7...

  • April 23- Starbucks Corp said on Thursday sales at its coffee shops in the Americas region grew more than expected, boosted by sales of breakfast sandwiches, lunch and new drinks, such as Flat White. Sales at Starbucks shops open at least 13 months were up 7 percent in the Americas region for the fiscal second quarter ended March 29. Starbucks' Americas region, which...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 22- An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award program. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, created after the 2010...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 22- An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award program. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, created after the 2010...

  • April 22- Facebook Inc posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits. Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $509 million, or 18 cents per share, in the three months ended March 31, from $639 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest internet social...

  • Facebook revenue jumps as mobile ad sales surge Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 22- Facebook Inc reported a nearly 42 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a jump in mobile advertising sales. Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $509 million, or 18 cents per share, in the three months ended March 31, from $639 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest internet social network said revenue rose to...

  • April 22- Boeing Co on Wednesday reported a 38 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, driven largely by rising production of commercial aircraft, sending shares down more than 1 percent in premarket trading. Core earnings, which exclude pension and other costs, rose 12 percent to $1.97 per share from $1.76 a year earlier. But free cash flow, a closely watched...

  • April 22- Boeing Co's net profit soared 38 percent in the first quarter, helped by rising production of commercial aircraft, the company said on Wednesday. Net income rose to $1.34 billion, or $1.87 per share, from $965 million, or $1.28 per share, a year earlier. Core earnings, which exclude pension and other costs, rose to $1.97 per share from $1.76.