Frank Lavin, Chairman & CEO, Export Now and Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore explains why currency devaluation will have limited benefits for Japan, which still needs to work through micro-economic issues.» Read More
*No movement seen in Congress on budget talks. WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. government added $306 billion in new debt during a four-month suspension of the federal borrowing limit, the Treasury Department said on Monday, but there was no sign on Capitol Hill of any movement toward a budget compromise.
PORTLAND, Ore.-- Umpqua Holdings is raising its quarterly dividend by 50 percent to 15 cents per share and also plans to pay a special dividend.
May 20- The final countdown is under way to the maiden flight of the Airbus A350, Europe's answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. *First, engineers at Airbus headquarters near Toulouse in southern France will turn on the Auxiliary Power Unit, a small turbine engine under the tail, used for power on the ground.
NEW YORK-- Target Corp.' s first-quarter financial results Wednesday should offer insight into how its shoppers are grappling with a payroll tax and other financial issues.
LOS ANGELES, May 20- In October 2004, then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rolled up to a pioneering fueling station at Los Angeles International Airport in a hydrogen-powered metallic blue Hummer loaned to him by General Motors Corp..
*Microsoft set to unveil new Xbox Tuesday. *Xbox key to Microsoft's broader push into consumers' lives. SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, May 18- Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.
*Google expects Glass etiquette to evolve. SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Oncothyreon Inc. fell Thursday after the drug developer announced new clinical trial data about an experimental lung cancer treatment that failed to improve overall survival rate. THE SPARK: Oncothyreon said that it identified some patients who appeared to live longer after treatment with Stimuvax.
WASHINGTON-- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a Senate panel Wednesday that "Indian education is embarrassing" as she laid out her priorities on issues affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Jewell made her first appearance as Interior secretary before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen.
NEW YORK-- Shares of L&L Energy Inc., which mines and distributes coal in China, were up 14 percent Wednesday after the company it will provide a million tons of coal to Datang International Power Co.. THE SPARK: The Seattle company said it will supply the coal to a power plant in Guangixi. SHARE ACTION: L&L Energy stock rose 53 cents to $4.30 in afternoon trading.
OLYMPIA, Wash.-- Washington state's unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in April, and the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs last month, according to numbers released Wednesday. The state has now regained about 78 percent of the more than 200,000 jobs lost during the recession, officials with the state Employment Security Department said.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo.-- Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind.
SEATTLE-- Justices on the Washington Supreme Court are considering whether the state should have to pay a $100 million verdict awarded to some 22,000 home care workers who were shortchanged by a rule that was in effect from 2003 to 2007.. The state Supreme Court struck down the policy in 2007, saying it was inconsistent with federal Medicaid rules.
WASHINGTON, May 14- The United States has made substantial progress in recent talks on computer hacking issues with both China and Russia, a White House official told the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit on Tuesday.
SEATTLE, May 14- Microsoft Corp's forthcoming update to its personal computer operating system will be called Windows 8.1 and will be available later this year free to existing Windows 8 customers, the marketing chief for the Windows unit said on Tuesday.
SEATTLE, May 14- Microsoft Corp executive Tami Reller said on Tuesday the company's forthcoming update to its Windows operating system will be called Windows 8.1 and will be available later this year free to existing Windows 8 customers.
BOTHELL, Wash.-- Drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc. said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration has accepted its application to market the lymphatic cancer treatment Adcetris for some additional uses. Seattle Genetics expects the FDA to make a decision by Sept. 14.
*Late surge of support for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. ISLAMABAD, May 11- A string of militant attacks and gunfights that killed at least 15 people cast a long shadow over Pakistan's general election on Saturday, but millions still turned out to vote in a landmark test of the troubled country's democracy.
An attack on the office of the Awami National Party in the commercial capital, Karachi, killed 10 people and wounded 30, followed by another blast minutes later. Pakistan's Taliban, who are close to al Qaeda, have killed over 110 people in election-related violence since April.
ISLAMABAD, May 11- Pakistanis began voting on Saturday in a landmark election that will bring the first transition between civilian governments in a country ruled by the military for more than half of its turbulent history.