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  • The Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund, now run by a unit of Voya Financial Inc bought equal amounts of stock in 30 major U.S. corporations in 1935 and hasn't picked a new stock since. Some of its holdings are unchanged, including DuPont, General Electric, Procter& Gamble and Union Pacific. Others were spun off from or acquired from original components, including...

  • Red Lion Hotels reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash. _ Red Lion Hotels Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.4 million in its fourth quarter. The Spokane, Washington- based company said it had a loss of 22 cents per share. Keywords: Red Lion Hotels, Earnings Report.

  • On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats. Presidents have had an increasingly tough time getting that authority from Congress; Bill Clinton had to buck his party to win it and George W. Bush got it by a...

  • The lawsuit, filed by George Engstrom and John Stockwell in state court in Seattle, says an unnamed Microsoft employee ran up entertainment expenses of more than $22,000, including taking potential business partners to South Korean "hostess bars," which often provide sexual services to customers. During the internal probe, Stockwell says Microsoft's human...

  • The lawsuit, filed by George Engstrom and John Stockwell in state court in Seattle, says an unnamed Microsoft employee ran up entertainment expenses of more than $22,000 from taking potential business partners to South Korean "hostess bars," which often provide sexual services to customers. During that probe, Stockwell says Microsoft's human resources...

  • The worker had started with the Postal Service as a mail carrier in 1995 and worked his way up to safety specialist. Martinez said the worker is entitled to $229,228 in damages and said the Postal Service must promote him to the same pay rate he would have now, had he not been denied a promotion. The judge enjoined the Seattle- area Postal Service from discriminating...

  • Marchex posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:51 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Marchex Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $571,000. The Seattle- based company said it had net income of 1 cent per share. For the year, the company reported a loss of $19.1 million, or 48 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • King County hopes new energy software saves it money Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:37 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash.— King County officials say they hope to save money and energy by using new software that tracks electricity use in real-time. On Monday, King County Executive Dow Constantine toured Microsoft Corp.' s operations center in Redmond, Washington, to see how the company's energy-smart buildings project works. Microsoft has been using the software to...

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that the U.S. central bank is in no rush raise interest rates.

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Following Wall Street's gains on Tuesday and more rises in Asia overnight, however, MSCI's 46- country world index was up 0.1 percent at 433.29 points and straining for the 434.24 all-time peak it scaled in September.

  • Avista posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:33 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash. _ Avista Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $32.2 million. The Spokane, Washington- based company said it had profit of 51 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $192 million, or $3.10 per share.

  • *MSCI world index strains for all-time high. *Gold rebounds from 7- week low plumbed in previous session. Following more rises for Wall Street and in Asia overnight, MSCI's 46- member All Country World Index was up 0.2 percent at 433.74 points and straining for the 434.24 all-time peak it scored back in September.

  • WASHINGTON— Ahead of a looming partial agency shutdown, the head of Homeland Security increased pressure on Congress to fully fund the department, warning that border control security and other counterterrorism efforts will "grind to a halt." Several insisted they could not accept the two-part strategy proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: a...

  • Hosman is CEO of Assessments.com, a Utah company with about 100 contracts with state and county governments from Florida to California. An early advocate and true believer in the industry, Hosman has spoken at justice forums in Texas, Idaho and Washington state. He also has been a frequent visitor to county jails in his home state of Utah and other states in the...

  • NanoString reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ NanoString Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $12.4 million in its fourth quarter. NanoString expects full-year revenue in the range of $58 million to $61 million. NanoString shares have fallen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 24- Hewlett-Packard Co reported flat or lower quarterly revenue in all its operating units on Tuesday, and forecast full-year earnings well below analysts' expectations due to the strong U.S. dollar. "Revenue was a little short on the top end, the guidance for the second quarter was a little below where the consensus was," said Daniel Morgan, a portfolio manager...

  • Proposals push nuclear energy in Washington state Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Some lawmakers are pushing proposals to advance nuclear power as part of Washington's future energy mix. Sharon Brown, R- Kennewick, promote nuclear energy, focusing on small nuclear reactors that are designed to be built in factories, shipped to a site by truck or train and assembled on location. The Senate Ways and Means Committee heard one bill Tuesday...

  • SEATTLE— For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The study, done in France and Canada, is the first to test "on demand" use of Truvada, a pill combining two AIDS drugs, by people planning to have risky sex. He is an AIDS specialist at Columbia University in New York and...

  • The American Progressive Bag Alliance, which represents bag manufacturers, had about 50,000 more valid signatures than the 505,000 needed to qualify the referendum after a random sample of the signatures was tallied, said Bill Mabie, chief deputy for Secretary of State Alex Padilla. "California voters will now have the chance to vote down a terrible law that, if...

  • Expeditors International posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Expeditors International of Washington Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $99.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.75 billion, according to Zacks.