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  • Zulily reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Zulily Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.5 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in June, Zulily said it expects revenue in the range of $285 million to $300 million. Zulily shares have declined 49 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Cray reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Cray Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $9.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 36 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $80.1 million.

  • Trupanion reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Trupanion Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $4.9 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in June, Trupanion said it expects revenue in the range of $34.5 million to $36.5 million. Trupanion shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • More than 21 million birds have been killed or are expected to be condemned, and three states- Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa- have declared a state of emergency. Below is a timeline of the spread of the viruses, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Canada's Food Inspection Agency, and responses by 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...

  • Nautilus beats Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 4 May 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Nautilus Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $10.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $82.3 million.

  • 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...

  • Itron misses 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. _ Itron Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $4.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Itron shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Washington fruit distributors expand to meet demand Monday, 4 May 2015 | 3:08 PM ET

    YAKIMA, Wash.— Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the state's apple industry is one example of this expanding market, as different orchard methods allow farmers to grow twice as much, and refrigeration techniques make it a year-round...

  • 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...

  • SEATTLE— Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400- foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit. Royal Dutch Shell PLC has been planning to base its fleet— including a drill rig and two tug boats— at the port's Terminal 5 for six...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia— A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with one of the plane's two electrical systems. The Boeing 737-400 touched down in Vancouver shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.

  • LOS ANGELES— The California Legislature is considering multiple— and conflicting— plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the move toward state control comes as various proposals are being floated for the ballot next year to legalize recreational...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Federal investigators say a leaking oil train that hauled crude oil from North Dakota to Washington in January had tank cars with faulty valves, which also are installed on thousands of tank cars nationwide. The Federal Railroad Administration investigated the 100- car BNSF train because it had to have 14 cars with slow leaks removed after...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies are puzzled by the H5N2 virus' spread— even amid heightened biosecurity...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves. Buffett marked 50 years of leading Berkshire Saturday by spending hours answering questions alongside Vice Chairman Charlie Munger before an...

  • Japan prime minister ends US visit Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 3:14 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up his U.S. visit in Los Angeles on Friday where he shared his vision for strengthened economic and political ties between the two allies. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said the United States and Japan will work toward promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific...

  • Police in Portland, Oregon, say an initially peaceful May Day demonstration turned violent Friday evening as a splinter group hurled chairs and other objects at officers. The Burnside Bridge over the Willamette River was closed for about a half-hour during the height of the evening commute when protesters tried to force their way across.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. government announced a system Friday to compensate people harmed by Sudan, Iran and Cuba using some of the $8.9 billion forfeited by France's largest bank for violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries. It said it processed billions of dollars in illegal transactions on behalf of...

  • Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers. That brought the day's Seattle demonstration arrest total to four. Hundreds of people earlier joined in May Day marches in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, in...