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LOS ANGELES— Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system. Analyst Rick Sherlund of Nomura Securities has estimated royalties on its Android patents bring Microsoft nearly $2 billion a year.
OLYMPIA, Wash.— The governors of California, Oregon and Washington sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewel on Thursday to stress that they don't want the possibility of drilling off of the West Coast.
HAGATNA, Guam— A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses.
BELLEVUE, Wash.— Expedia Inc. on Thursday reported profit that rose by 25 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Bellevue, Washington- based company said net income increased to $89.4 million, or 67 cents per share, from $71.5 million, or 51 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.
NEW YORK, July 31- Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.
NEW YORK— U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.
NEW YORK— T-Mobile US Inc., the most eligible company in the U.S. wireless industry, has another suitor on its hands. Iliad is much smaller than T-Mobile US, and it doesn't have the financial might to buy the whole company. It's offering $15 billion in cash for 57 percent of T-Mobile US, at $33 per share.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 31- Seattle audio and video technician Todd Mueller showed up last year for what might have been a routine job except for one thing: Amazon.com Inc was taking notes. Amazon's experiment with services goes back to at least mid-2012 in its hometown of Seattle.
But the new plane's longer fuselage sections will be "too long to be transported efficiently" from North Charleston to Everett, Washington, where Boeing has two 787 s assembly lines, Boeing said in a statement.
NEW YORK— Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is too large to efficiently transport it from North Charleston to a facility in Washington state.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., July 30- Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will build its biggest Dreamliner, the 787-10, exclusively at its South Carolina plant in North Charleston, a move that marked the continuing evolution of Boeing's production strategy for its flagship jet.
July 30- Diamond rings on display at Nordstrom's flagship Seattle store are not for sale. It is the first time the company has turned to brick and mortar in its 15- year history, showcasing products in two Nordstrom stores.
July 29- Amgen Inc on Tuesday said it would cut up to 15 percent of its work force and close plants in a series of moves aimed at reallocating resources as it prepares to introduce new medicines it hopes will drive future growth.
SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, July 30- When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations. Amgen also raised its forecasts for its 2014 profit and revenue, driving up its shares.
SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.
SEATTLE, July 29- Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peak at a' selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, July 29- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers warned on Tuesday that restricting Mexican sugar imports would inflate food prices and threaten U.S. food manufacturers, the latest sign that pressure is growing on Washington to avoid trade barriers.
The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's Corp. to liability for management practices in those locations. The same is true for many other fast-food chains, including Burger King and Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza hut.