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  • SEATTLE— Several environmental groups on Monday sued the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. The Port of Seattle in early February signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime Co., whose client is Shell, to rent 50 acres across from downtown Seattle.

  • UNCASVILLE, Conn.— The parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania has elevated a key official to president. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority announced Monday that Robert Soper, president and CEO of the Connecticut casino, will succeed Mitchell Grossinger Etess on March 30. Mohegan Sun has come up short in bidding competitions...

  • Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network. Costco and American Express ended their partnership after failing to reach an agreement on renewal terms. David Sherwood, Costco's director of finance and investor relations, said in a phone...

  • Recalls this week: hand trucks, ceiling fans Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    DETAILS: Cosco Home& Office Products 3- in-1 convertible aluminum hand trucks with model numbers 12-301 ABL and 12-301 ABL1. They were manufactured from January 2009 to October 2011. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Costco Wholesale Club, Lowe's, Price Mart and United Stationers and online at The Home Depot.com from March 2009 to October 2011.

  • TULALIP, Wash.— The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution— if not silence or opposition— from many tribes. Representatives of about 75 tribes from around the country converged on the Tulalip Indian Tribes' resort and casino...

  • Dredging work finished on Snake and Clearwater rivers Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    LEWISTON, Idaho— Dredging work in the Snake and Clearwater rivers near the Idaho and Washington state border to aid barge traffic is finished. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells the Lewiston Tribune that work wrapped up Thursday, a few days ahead of schedule. The dredging is part of a $16 million plan to deal with sediment that forms in slack water created by the...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 27- The firm behind Cafe Coffee Day, India's biggest homegrown coffee chain, is set for a market debut that could value it at almost $1 billion, even as the country's burgeoning cafe culture draws global giants Starbucks and McDonald's. Cafe Coffee Day, a cafe pioneer in India, aims to list a 20 percent stake, raising roughly $200 million, within the next...

  • ClearSign reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ ClearSign Combustion Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.3 million in its fourth quarter. The Seattle- based company said it had a loss of 24 cents per share. Keywords: ClearSign Combustion, Earnings Report.

  • 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.