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In an open letter on Tuesday to Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner, the state's two senators and 10 representatives emphasized the congressional support that would come with putting the jet factory in their state.
BELLEVUE, Wash.-- Outerwall will shut down three of its new businesses and eliminate about 8.5 percent of its workforce as part of a cost-cutting plan. Outerwall will discontinue the RubiT coffee kiosk and two other concepts at its New Ventures business.
The legislation _ a fallback plan to a measure stalled in the Senate _ does not include a contentious proposal from Sen. That plan drew strong opposition from the Pentagon as well as several men and women in the Senate. The House plans to adjourn by week's end and the Senate is scheduled to leave town Dec. 20.
From 2 to 8 inches of snow was forecast to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said in a forecast. Federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were shut on Tuesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management said.
Dec 10- Outerwall Inc said the president of its Redbox video rental kiosks division had left the business after just over a year and that it would cut 8.5 percent of its workforce. Redbox, which competes mainly with Netflix Inc, contributes more than 80 percent to Outerwall's revenue.
MADISON, Wis.-- Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
Dec 9- Essex Property Trust Inc, a manager of residential properties on the U.S. West Coast, offered to buy BRE Properties Inc for about $4.48 billion in stock and cash. They have risen 11 percent to close at $59.34 on Friday after Bloomberg reported on Dec. 4 that Essex had offered to buy the real estate investment trust for about $5 billion.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
The storm was moving up the East Coast, with snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected from Baltimore, Maryland, to north of Boston, according to the National Weather Service. The system was expected to reach Philadelphia and New York City by Sunday afternoon and linger over the area through Monday morning's rush hour commute.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Dec 7- The World Trade Organization reached its first ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add $1 trillion to the global economy.
CHICAGO-- Illinois took a giant step toward fixing its biggest financial problem Thursday by putting a sweeping pension reform on the books, but legislators' inaction on tax incentives aimed at keeping companies and creating new jobs has triggered fresh concerns about the state's business climate.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5- Jobs and career site Glassdoor said it has raised $50 million from a group led by Tiger Global, marking a year where the New York- based investment firm has dramatically stepped up its presence in Silicon Valley.
DENVER-- A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony should not be forced to violate his religious beliefs, his attorney told a judge deciding whether the cake-maker should be made to accommodate gay couples.
Researchers at New York University and University of California, Berkeley analyzed 96 metropolitan areas across the United States to see how a lack of economic integration within cities affects people's economic fortunes.
Dec 3- A former hedge-fund analyst who argued that Dendreon Corp's therapeutic vaccine for prostate cancer may hasten the death of patients has reached a settlement with U.S. securities regulators over failure to disclose her financial interests in the company.
NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday assigned a top "AAA" rating to Microsoft Corp.' s $8 billion in senior unsecured notes.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
SEATTLE-- About 61,000 Washington residents have signed up for private insurance through the state's new health care exchange since it opened on Oct. 1. State officials say another 150,000 Washington residents have signed up for free insurance through Medicaid. Of that group, more than 80,000 had no health insurance before qualifying for Medicaid.