Fears of a strike or lockout at West Coast ports have forced some shippers to move their cargo destinations to Canadian or East Coast ports, the FT reports.» Read More
NEW YORK— As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives.
NEW YORK— Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining. Both Zillow and Trulia were founded nearly a decade ago and have capitalized on Americans' increasing preference for researching purchases, including homes, online, rather than relying solely on a real estate agent.
The Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal would further cut coal's share of electricity generation. In 2013, according to the 2014 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, it grew by 3 percent. The International Energy Agency expects global coal demand to grow 2.3 percent per year through 2018..
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.
Boeing employees and union leaders didn't find it funny. Machinists union international President Tom Buffenbarger issued a statement Friday saying the "unfunny and unnecessary remarks" serve as a "reminder that the Jack Welch style of anti-personnel management is still alive and well at Boeing.
PHOENIX— Raghu Vadarevu, an editor on The Associated Press' West Desk, has been promoted to West assistant editor for enterprise. The appointment was announced Friday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states.
SEATTLE, July 25- An online stock trader who profited from inside information passed to him by a former Microsoft Corp finance employee was sentenced to 1-1/ 2 years in prison in Seattle on Friday.
SEATTLE— An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said. Amazon.com Inc. recently asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of plans to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
NEW YORK— Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. "Visa put a lot of caution into the market this morning," said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist at Prudential Financial.
NEW YORK— Analysts are taking a look at Amazon's investment strategy as the online retailer's stock falls in premarket trading Friday following lackluster second-quarter results. Late Thursday, Amazon.com Inc. reported a bigger-than-anticipated loss for the quarter, while its revenue topped analysts' estimates.
WASHINGTON— For years President Barack Obama railed against the surge of unlimited spending flowing into American political campaigns, arguing that average voters were being shut out of a secretive system that lets special interests bankroll elections.
WASHINGTON— In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow had risen 19 percent in the past year.
SEATTLE— Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue. Amazon has long focused on spending the money it makes to grow and expand into new areas.
NEW YORK— Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes. In a conference call with analysts, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said food has become a strength and drives traffic to cafes, and that the company was just getting started in its efforts in improving its lineup.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 24- An Oregon citizens' initiative that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered more than enough signatures to gain a spot on the state's November ballot, a state government spokesman said on Thursday. "It cleared easily," said Tony Green, a spokesman for the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.
July 24- The steel-making coal market needs to cut another 10 million tonnes of production to get into balance, the chief of Teck Resources Ltd said on Thursday after the Canadian miner reported a sharp fall in profit, mainly due to weak coal prices.
The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.
"Results were better than expected, with solid operating results in coal and copper," RBC Capital Markets analyst Fraser Phillips said in a note to clients. Teck cut its 2014 copper cost forecast to between $1.95 and $2.05 per pound from $2.00 to $2.20 a pound.
July 24- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed as it departed a railyard in north Seattle on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of a spill or injury, BNSF said in a statement.
July 24- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed in Seattle on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of a spill or injury, according to local television stations.