Frank Lavin, Chairman & CEO, Export Now and Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore explains why currency devaluation will have limited benefits for Japan, which still needs to work through micro-economic issues.» Read More
*Google expects Glass etiquette to evolve. SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference.
*Microsoft set to unveil new Xbox Tuesday. *Xbox key to Microsoft's broader push into consumers' lives. SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, May 18- Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Oncothyreon Inc. fell Thursday after the drug developer announced new clinical trial data about an experimental lung cancer treatment that failed to improve overall survival rate. THE SPARK: Oncothyreon said that it identified some patients who appeared to live longer after treatment with Stimuvax.
WASHINGTON-- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a Senate panel Wednesday that "Indian education is embarrassing" as she laid out her priorities on issues affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Jewell made her first appearance as Interior secretary before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen.
NEW YORK-- Shares of L&L Energy Inc., which mines and distributes coal in China, were up 14 percent Wednesday after the company it will provide a million tons of coal to Datang International Power Co.. THE SPARK: The Seattle company said it will supply the coal to a power plant in Guangixi. SHARE ACTION: L&L Energy stock rose 53 cents to $4.30 in afternoon trading.
OLYMPIA, Wash.-- Washington state's unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in April, and the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs last month, according to numbers released Wednesday. The state has now regained about 78 percent of the more than 200,000 jobs lost during the recession, officials with the state Employment Security Department said.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo.-- Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind.
SEATTLE-- Justices on the Washington Supreme Court are considering whether the state should have to pay a $100 million verdict awarded to some 22,000 home care workers who were shortchanged by a rule that was in effect from 2003 to 2007.. The state Supreme Court struck down the policy in 2007, saying it was inconsistent with federal Medicaid rules.
WASHINGTON, May 14- The United States has made substantial progress in recent talks on computer hacking issues with both China and Russia, a White House official told the Reuters Cybersecurity Summit on Tuesday.
SEATTLE, May 14- Microsoft Corp's forthcoming update to its personal computer operating system will be called Windows 8.1 and will be available later this year free to existing Windows 8 customers, the marketing chief for the Windows unit said on Tuesday.
SEATTLE, May 14- Microsoft Corp executive Tami Reller said on Tuesday the company's forthcoming update to its Windows operating system will be called Windows 8.1 and will be available later this year free to existing Windows 8 customers.
BOTHELL, Wash.-- Drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc. said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration has accepted its application to market the lymphatic cancer treatment Adcetris for some additional uses. Seattle Genetics expects the FDA to make a decision by Sept. 14.
*Late surge of support for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. ISLAMABAD, May 11- A string of militant attacks and gunfights that killed at least 15 people cast a long shadow over Pakistan's general election on Saturday, but millions still turned out to vote in a landmark test of the troubled country's democracy.
An attack on the office of the Awami National Party in the commercial capital, Karachi, killed 10 people and wounded 30, followed by another blast minutes later. Pakistan's Taliban, who are close to al Qaeda, have killed over 110 people in election-related violence since April.
ISLAMABAD, May 11- Pakistanis began voting on Saturday in a landmark election that will bring the first transition between civilian governments in a country ruled by the military for more than half of its turbulent history.
*Dollar jumps to 4 year high above 100 yen. LONDON, May 10- Japan insisted on Friday that its tumbling yen would not be a hot topic at a meeting of global finance chiefs outside London, despite concerns in other camps about a looming currency war.
LONDON, May 10- Many of the world's most powerful finance chiefs will meet at an English stately home later on Friday to discuss if central banks can do more to bolster a fragile global recovery.
Deliveries of the high-tech jet have not yet resumed since they were suspended in January after two batteries overheated, Boeing said. Analysts said that by reaching the new rate of seven Dreamliners a month in May, rather than mid-year, Boeing could easily exceed that target.
SPOKANE, Wash.-- The residential real estate market improved in Washington state for the third quarter in a row, according to a report released Thursday by the University of Washington. "Washington's housing market is clearly recovering," said Glenn Crellin, the center's associate director for research. "
WASHINGTON, May 9- Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday, over the threat of a White House veto, that would allow the government to borrow money to pay bondholders and retirees if Congress fails to reach a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.