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  • April 24- Starbucks Corp said on Friday night that an outage affecting payment systems at a number of its stores in the United States and Canada had been resolved. "The point of sale register outage has been resolved and all Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," a statement on the company's website said.

  • SEATTLE— Starbucks: Computer outage resolved and the thousands of affected stores to reopen Saturday.

  • Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores reopen Saturday Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    It affected registers at 7,000 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada. "All Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," the company said in a statement late Friday night. The problem began in the early evening Friday on the East Coast and in the late afternoon on the West Coast.

  • April 24- Starbucks Corp said that it was aware that a number of stores in the United States and Canada were experiencing outages at their payment systems on Friday night. A number of social media users also reported that the computers in the stores of the Seattle- based company were down. On Thursday, the company said sales at shops open at least 13 months were up 7...

  • SEATTLE— A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada. Company spokesman Jim Olson says the problem affected 7,000 U.S. stores and 1,000 in Canada. A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks...

  • Lawmakers reached a compromise on the last day of the regular legislative session to resolve differences between competing versions that earlier cleared the Senate and House. The Senate voted 46-0 and the House 95-1 on House bill 1449, which now heads to Gov. "It's no secret to say that one of those chambers and one of those parties are much more solicitous of the...

  • LOS ANGELES— Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday. It won't be clear until next week how many of the drivers stay away, but the action could disrupt business at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as soon as...

  • District Judge Sam Haddon for not turning over details of a $13.8 million property sale in Mexico. The Yellowstone Club went bankrupt in 2008— right after Blixseth gave up control of the private ski and golf resort near Big Sky that boasts a $300,000 entry fee. Those judgments, which Blixseth has so far avoided paying, include the proceeds from the Mexico property,...

  • *Minnesota is second U.S. state to declare emergency over bird flu. *National Guard will be called up if needed- Minnesota governor. CHICAGO, April 23- Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country.

  • TrueBlue beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    TACOMA, Wash. _ TrueBlue Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $5.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 12 cents per share. TrueBlue shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 23- Starbucks Corp said on Thursday sales at its coffee shops in the Americas region grew more than expected, boosted by sales of breakfast sandwiches, lunch and new drinks, such as Flat White. Sales at Starbucks shops open at least 13 months were up 7 percent in the Americas region for the fiscal second quarter ended March 29. Starbucks' Americas region, which...

  • Symetra misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Symetra Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $38.8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $547.3 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft is changing its business. CEO Satya Nadella has been investing in new services and redesigning Microsoft's most popular programs for smartphones and other mobile gadgets. But a continuing slump in the PC industry has caused Microsoft's stock to flounder in recent months, marking the end of a honeymoon year in which shares rose...

  • Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Strong demand for cloud computing services helped Amazon's revenue jump 15 percent in the first quarter. And it's expanding Amazon Prime Instant Video, developing new content for its Prime members including a TV series with Woody Allen. But this quarter investors are most interested in details about Amazon's Web Services because it is the first time...

  • Microsoft beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash. _ Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $4.99 billion. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Microsoft shares have declined roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed almost 3 percent.

  • Amazon reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 13 cents per share. Seventenn analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $22.42 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $22.24 billion.

  • Starbucks extracts more money with pricier drinks, food Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Starbucks is extracting more money from customers with offerings like a "Flat White" espresso drink and revamped baked goods that cost a little more. The Seattle- based chain reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday, with sales jumping 7 percent at established U.S. stores. Dunkin' Donuts, which has been trying to appeal to new coffee drinkers with the...

  • Seattle suspends fines for those who fail to compost Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:56 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Seattle residents who toss food waste in the trash instead of the compost bin won't be fined starting July 1 as initially proposed. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is suspending fines for households and businesses that don't compost. Homeowners found with excess food in their trash would be fined $1 for each violation.

  • Boehner: OK to swap agency budget boosts for other cuts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he'd welcome a bipartisan move to replace budget cuts to domestic agencies and the Pentagon with cuts elsewhere in the government's almost $4 trillion budget. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., and Sen. When the supercommittee failed, automatic cuts of about $90 billion a year hit many federal programs, though Social...

  • First Financial posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    RENTON, Wash. _ First Financial Northwest Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2.2 million. The Renton, Washington- based bank said it had earnings of 16 cents per share. Keywords: First Financial Northwest, Earnings Report.