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  • Nov 21- A group of Walmart employees pushing for higher wages said they were planning to protest on Black Friday at 1,600 U.S. stores in areas including Washington and Los Angeles. The group also plans strikes at the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Chicago, Seattle, Texas, Minneapolis and Tampa among other places. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, owner of Walmart brand...

  • Inslee to GOP senators: Bring solutions on climate Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Responding to criticism leveled at him last week, Gov. Doug Ericksen, R- Ferndale, and Curtis King, R- Yakima, disputing their assertions that the Legislature has been cut out of the process of evaluating potential requirements for cleaner transportation fuels. Inslee responded Thursday that the process has been open and transparent, lawmakers and...

  • Nov 20- Delta Air Lines Inc confirmed on Thursday a $14 billion order for 50 widebody jets from Airbus Group NV, a victory for the European planemaker that replaces older generation aircraft from Boeing Co in Delta's fleet. It follows a closely fought competition with Boeing, which had offered its 787 Dreamliner. Airbus emerged as the front-runner in part after...

  • Arizona sues General Motors over delayed recalls Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Arizona's attorney general has sued General Motors for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. Attorney General Tom Horne said Thursday that he sued under the state's consumer fraud statutes and is seeking a $10,000 fine for each of hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles sold...

  • Groups seek closure of Northwest's only nuke plant Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    A new report commissioned by the groups also questioned worker protection at the plant, which is on leased land at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The Tri-City Herald reported the plant employs about 850 people and generates about 4 percent of the electricity in the Northwest through the Bonneville Power Administration. The report was written by Robert...

  • Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it's a glacial erratic— a giant rock left behind by a glacier maybe 18,000 years ago. The site superintendent for the Halvorson Construction Group, Ben Hansen, says it may give the boulder to the city to try to find it a home. Information from: The Daily Herald,...

  • Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. AAA says the average retail price for gasoline is $2.85 per gallon, 43 cents cheaper than Thanksgiving Day last year. With the average car getting 18.5 miles per gallon, that means a family driving 300 miles will save $6.97 in fuel this holiday.

  • Millions expected in Wash. pot taxes through 2019 Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington's legal recreational marijuana market is bringing in more tax revenue to the state than originally predicted, state officials said Wednesday. The most recent revenue forecast released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council shows that the industry is expected to bring in more than $694 million in state revenue through the...

  • Seattle city council member arrested in wage-hike protest Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:08 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 19- A Seattle City Council member was among four people arrested late on Wednesday outside Alaska Airlines offices in the suburb of SeaTac during a protest over what organizers say was the carrier's opposition to a voter-backed $15 minimum wage. "Alaska Airlines supports fair-wage jobs and voluntarily increased wages in April for more than 1,000...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19- Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser in the United States, a move that Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said will help boost its flagging search market share. The deal between the two companies will start in December and is set to last five years,...

  • Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016 Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    Party officials attending a daylong conference Wednesday hosted by the Center for American Progress said Democrats failed to make a forceful pitch to middle-class voters on issues like economic opportunity, stagnant wages and rising college costs— and suffered the consequences. "Too many Democrats did not offer a progressive vision, particularly around...

  • Old health exchange problems overshadow new ones Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Washington's health care exchange had problems last weekend as open enrollment began. At a legislative committee meeting Tuesday in Olympia and again at a board meeting Wednesday near Seattle, the refrain heard over and over again was: Why haven't you fixed the problems preventing people from using the insurance they bought during the previous open...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Starbucks Corp has this year bought coffee beans from China at its highest volume ever, shipping data show, reflecting the country's burgeoning role as bean supplier amid supply concerns among traditional exporters. That is a fraction of total coffee imports by Starbucks- also the leading overall importer- from across the globe in the...

  • Washington state budget outlook predicts shortfall Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state lawmakers are facing a projected budget gap of more than $2 billion for the next two-year budget ending in mid-2017, in large part due to a new voter-approved initiative to shrink class sizes, according to a state budget outlook released Wednesday. That projected shortfall does not include half of the expected financial...

  • *After record orders, Airbus reshapes for higher output. PARIS, Nov 19- An industrial drumbeat is picking up in European aircraft factories as Airbus borrows a new range of carmaking strategies to keep pace with record demand. The transformation underpins one of the toughest challenges faced by Airbus in its 44- year history: switching to a new model of...

  • YOUR MONEY-How to beat newly hot real estate markets Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 19- How much house will $2 million get you in the United States these days? Or, you could get just one modest ranch house in Los Altos, California, the most expensive real estate market in the country, according to a new survey by Coldwell Banker. Los Altos is in the middle of the action, surrounded by the corporate headquarters for Google, Facebook and dozens...

  • Pot backer who quit TV job on air fights subpoena Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Alaska and Oregon this month joined Washington and Colorado as states approving legal pot. Greene made headlines in September when, while reporting on a story, she revealed...

  • Bob Marley heirs join US firm to launch pot brand Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Seattle- based Privateer Holdings announced Tuesday it has reached a licensing deal with Marley's heirs to offer marijuana strains, including ones famed in Jamaica, where regulations permit by late 2015. It also plans to sell weed-infused lotions, creams and various accessories. But the move to create "Marley Natural" has stirred grousing in Jamaica among...

  • Nov 17- Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont's GMO labeling law. Petitions posted to websites such as Sumofus.org and Care2.com accused Starbucks of teaming with fellow GMA member Monsanto Co to kill GMO labeling in Vermont, which in May...

  • Patrol: Driver in bridge collapse received ticket Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— The Washington State Patrol issued a report Monday with its final findings from the Skagit River bridge collapse, saying that the truck driver who was driving an oversized load hit 11 arced sway braces on the bridge during the May 2013 accident that sent two cars into the river. The report notes that William Scott, who was driving the truck with the...