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  • LOS ANGELES— The California Legislature is considering multiple— and conflicting— plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the move toward state control comes as various proposals are being floated for the ballot next year to legalize recreational...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Federal investigators say a leaking oil train that hauled crude oil from North Dakota to Washington in January had tank cars with faulty valves, which also are installed on thousands of tank cars nationwide. The Federal Railroad Administration investigated the 100- car BNSF train because it had to have 14 cars with slow leaks removed after...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies are puzzled by the H5N2 virus' spread— even amid heightened biosecurity...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves. Buffett marked 50 years of leading Berkshire Saturday by spending hours answering questions alongside Vice Chairman Charlie Munger before an...

  • Japan prime minister ends US visit Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 3:14 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up his U.S. visit in Los Angeles on Friday where he shared his vision for strengthened economic and political ties between the two allies. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said the United States and Japan will work toward promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific...

  • Police in Portland, Oregon, say an initially peaceful May Day demonstration turned violent Friday evening as a splinter group hurled chairs and other objects at officers. The Burnside Bridge over the Willamette River was closed for about a half-hour during the height of the evening commute when protesters tried to force their way across.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. government announced a system Friday to compensate people harmed by Sudan, Iran and Cuba using some of the $8.9 billion forfeited by France's largest bank for violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries. It said it processed billions of dollars in illegal transactions on behalf of...

  • Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers. That brought the day's Seattle demonstration arrest total to four. Hundreds of people earlier joined in May Day marches in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, in...

  • US, Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    The regulations are a long-awaited response to a series of fiery train crashes in the U.S. and Canada, including four so far this year. The most serious accident occurred in July 2013, when a runaway oil train derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just across the border from Maine, killing 47 people and destroying most of the town's central business district.

  • Weyerhaeuser misses Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. _ Weyerhaeuser Co. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $101 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Weyerhaeuser shares have dropped 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 1...

  • LOS ANGELES— The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said at a Japan-U.S. economic forum in downtown Los Angeles attended by visiting Japan Prime Minister...

  • CHICAGO, April 30- The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department said on Thursday. The egg farm's owner, Rembrandt Foods, one of the top U.S. egg producers, confirmed the outbreak but disputed the number of birds affected.

  • Blucora tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Blucora Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $23.1 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Blucora expects its per-share earnings to range from 38 cents to 48 cents. Blucora shares have fallen slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO, April 30- The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department said on Thursday. Avian flu was "probable" at four other commercial farms in Buena Vista, Sioux and Clay counties, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land...

  • Key Technology reports 2Q loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. _ Key Technology Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. Key Technology shares have declined nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Key Technology, Earnings Report.

  • Seattle Genetics reports 1Q loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    BOTHELL, Wash. _ Seattle Genetics Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $21.7 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 19 cents per share. Seattle Genetics shares have risen nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Riverview Bancorp posts 4Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Riverview Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.5 million. The holding company for Riverview Community Bank posted revenue of $9.1 million in the period. Keywords: Riverview Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Expedia misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash.— Expedia Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $44.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. Expedia shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500...

  • NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to ban plastic foam containers such as to-go cups and meal trays was politically motivated, out of step with a New York City law and should be stopped by a state supreme court judge, according to a coalition of restaurant, manufacturing and lobbying groups that filed a lawsuit Thursday. The ban would make New York the...

  • CHICAGO, April 30- An Iowa-based chicken broiler breeding farm has initially tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed on Thursday. The facility in Kossuth County, Iowa, houses an estimated 19,000 birds, state officials said. The H5N2 strain has been reported in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa,...