• The move, while widely expected, shows Boeing's confidence that its own factory and its network of parts suppliers can step up to the fastest-ever rate for Boeing's single-aisle jet. After the increase, annual production of 737 aircraft is expected to rise to an all-time high of more than 620, Boeing said. Boeing had already announced plans to raise monthly...

  • Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai also is owned by Oahu Publications, which is a subsidiary of Black Press. The purchase of The Daily World of Aberdeen, Washington, and three weeklies by another Black Press subsidiary closed Wednesday. Black Press plans to continue printing both Hawaii newspapers on the Big Island.

  • Amazon closing distribution plant in Kansas Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that will affect hundreds of workers in this rural area, the online retailer said Wednesday. Amazon said it employs hundreds of workers in Coffeyville, but gave no specific numbers. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said the retailer has reached deals...

  • Washington's minimum wage jumps to $9.47 per hour Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $9.47 an hour starting on New Year's Day. While the state's current rate of $9.32 an hour is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation, a few cities have their own laws and have higher rates, like San Francisco, whose current rate is $10.74.

  • Amazon's 2nd Florida fulfillment center opens Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    RUSKIN, Fla.— Amazon's second regional fulfillment center in Florida is up and running. Florida's first fulfillment center opened in August in Polk County. As part of a deal with Florida officials to bring a physical presence to the state, the Seattle- based company has been collecting Florida's 6 percent sales tax from residents since May.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 30- While the U.S. restaurant industry fights national and state efforts to increase the minimum wage, a new survey released on Tuesday showed that 83 percent of restaurant patrons support raising it and adjusting it annually for inflation.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data- some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console- the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.

  • The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service representative for Englewood, Colo.- based Dish Network who was fired in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana.

  • Senators ask for more oil train notifications Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    The letter was signed by Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and California senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. More than a dozen oil-by-rail refining or loading facilities and terminals have been built in California, Oregon and Washington, with another two dozen new projects or expansions in the works in the three states.

  • Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Alex Padilla, D- Los Angeles, credits the momentum for statewide legislation to the more than 100 cities and counties, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, that already have such bans. The law marks a major milestone for environmental activists who have successfully pushed plastic bag bans in cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Austin and Seattle.

  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    DENVER— Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty medical marijuana use is protected under an obscure state law.

  • Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday. Supervalu said the malware was installed on a network that processes card transactions at several chains, but it believes data was only taken from certain checkout lanes at four Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- Boeing Co plans to announce further streamlining of its defense business on Tuesday, moving significant portions of its defense operations out of Washington state, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- Boeing Co plans to announce further consolidation of its defense business on Tuesday, moving significant portions of its defense operations out of Washington state, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

  • A start-up that wants to insure your car...cheaply Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Metromile app

    How one tech start-up is using data to make car insurance cheaper.

  • Marijuana industry makes political donations Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    If we don't contribute politically and get out there with the candidates, we can't help shape what happens, "said Patrick McManamon, head of Cleveland- based Cannasure Insurance Services, which offers insurance to marijuana growers and dispensaries.

  • Macy's joins others in a big holiday hiring spree Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The department store chain, which also operates Bloomingdale's, said Monday that the growth is being fueled by its expanding online business.

  • Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.- Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.