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  • APNewsBreak: Enviros sue over reactor Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— Three environmental groups are suing a state agency over the impacts of the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant on the water quality of the Columbia River. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Northwest Environmental Advocates, and Columbia Riverkeeper will file the lawsuit Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court...

  • Blue Nile meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 14 cents per share. Analysts expected $106.2 million, according to Zacks. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $163.4 million.

  • CTI BioPharma posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ CTI BioPharma Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $4.6 million, or 3 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Seattle, posted revenue of $39.5 million in the period. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:43 AM ET

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.— From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink. Mark Kleiman, a drug policy consultant who helped Washington set up its legal marijuana industry, said the outcomes in...

  • Roster of largest TIGER grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    The Transportation Department doled out $584 million in September for 72 so-called TIGER grants for transportation projects. —$25 million to help fund a replacement bridge spanning Democratic-held districts in Maine and New Hampshire. —$24 million for the Mountain Parkway in an eastern Kentucky district represented by House Appropriations Committee...

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Oct 29- Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle- area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday. Privately held Planetary Resources counts Google Inc Chief Executive and co-founder Larry Page and Chairman...

  • F5 beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ F5 Networks Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $94 million. Analysts expected $459.8 million, according to Zacks. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.47.

  • The 14- story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the space station. Orbital Sciences stock fell 15.9 percent to $25.54 on Wednesday. The loss of the supply...

  • Small business divided over minimum wage votes Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Workers in five states could get a raise after Election Day. Minimum wage referendums are on Tuesday's ballots in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota, where minimums range from $6.25 to $8.25 an hour. Ken Jarosch thinks he'll have to raise prices and hire fewer part-timers for his Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Jarosch Bakery if the state's...

  • Barrett posts 3Q loss Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Barrett Business Services Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $37.8 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, Washington- based company said it had a loss of $5.27. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Cray beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Cray Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $7.4 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Analysts expected $125.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 28- An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The 14- story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight...

  • The cause of the accident was not immediately known, said NASA mission commentator Dan Huot. NASA launch control said damage appeared to be limited to the launch facility and rocket. Virginia- based Orbital Sciences is one of two companies hired by NASA to fly cargo to the station after the space shuttles were retired.

  • The cause of the accident was not immediately known, said NASA mission commentator Dan Huot. NASA said there were no injuries. Virginia- based Orbital Sciences is one of two companies hired by NASA to fly cargo to the station after the space shuttles were retired.

  • FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    SEATTLE— The FBI confirmed Tuesday it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007, but now says it did not spoof a Seattle Times Web page as part of the investigation. The "communication," which contained a software tool that could verify Internet addresses, turned out to be a link to a phony AP story about the bomb threats posted on a Web page...

  • Group wants court review of reactor license Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California's last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily. In a petition filed in Washington with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Friends of the Earth said the Nuclear Regulatory...

  • Ex-Boeing worker gets 20 months for kickbacks Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS— A former Boeing Co. procurement officer has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving military aircraft parts. Forty-eight-year-old Deon Anderson of the St. Louis area was sentenced Monday after previously pleading guilty to conspiring with prospective Boeing subcontractors in California, Nevada...

  • Paccar beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Paccar Inc. on Tuesday reported profit of $371.4 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share. Analysts expected $4.55 billion, according to Zacks.

  • T-Mobile adds subscribers, reports 3Q loss Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    T-Mobile US Inc. has been bucking industry conventions by ending the practice of using two-year contracts to retain customers. T-Mobile said it lost $94 million, or 12 cents per share, in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $36 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. While Apple has partnered with major banks and large retail chains including Macy's Inc., Walgreen Co. and McDonald's Corp., critics have...