GO
Loading...

Washington

More

  • 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...

  • Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department from releasing information it considers confidential. The Obama administration has said it planned to turn over the material to The Associated Press, which sought it from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S.

  • Correction: Gamer Guys story Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    LAKELAND, Fla.— In a story Nov. 16 about three Florida men who made a career out of playing video games, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the vice president of marketing at the streaming company Twitch. His name is Matthew DiPietro, not Di Pietro. LAKELAND, Fla.— From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a...

  • 3 US guys find a career playing video games Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    LAKELAND, Fla.— From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people watch. When the 26- year-old ginger-haired Schill finishes his shift, he unplugs his game controller and his roommate, 29- year-old Adam Young, sinks into the sofa and plays until 1 a.m. Then...

  • UPDATE 1-Juno Therapeutics files for IPO Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Nov 17- Juno Therapeutics Inc, a biopharmaceutical company that is working on cancer treatments, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. Seattle- based Juno, which has raised more than $310 million in funding since April this year, counts venture capital firm ARCH Venture Fund VII LP as one of its major investors, with a stake of...

  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Massachusetts website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly it prompted a public apology from Gov. Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Others, like Maryland and...

  • 3 Florida guys find a career playing video games Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    LAKELAND, Fla.— From nine to five, seven days a week, Robert Schill plays video games while sitting on a plush, brown sofa in central Florida. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people watch. When the 26- year-old ginger-haired Schill finishes his shift, he unplugs his game controller and his roommate, 29- year-old Adam Young, sinks into the sofa and plays until 1 a.m. Then...

  • Administration says HealthCare.gov working well Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers. The Congressional Budget Office has projected a total of 13 million enrolled for 2015, and some see the administration as trying to lower...

  • The decision Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit invalidating the patent owned by Ultramercial LLC confirmed the reach of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that has placed a cloud over the soundness of many software patents. CLS Bank, the Supreme Court ruled that a basic idea- not normally eligible for a patent- does not become...

  • Microsoft surpasses Exxon as 2nd most valuable co. Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple Inc.. Under new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has worked to overcome its reputation as a clumsy behemoth struggling to keep up with new tech trends and consumer habits.

  • LAPD technology that tracks ex-cons stirs concerns Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. Ed Prokop, head of the Los Angeles Police Department division that watches over the grimly nicknamed "Shootin'...

  • Nordstrom profit, revenue up in 3Q Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    SEATTLE— SEATTLE— Nordstrom Inc. shares jumped in extended trading Thursday after the upscale department store operator reported improved fiscal third-quarter sales and profits. Nordstrom's revenue increased 8.9 percent to $3.14 billion, also beating Street forecasts. Nordstrom lowered its full-year earnings forecast to reflect the impact of its...

  • Vermont advocate groups push for carbon tax Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    BARRE, Vt.— A coalition of environmental, business and low-income advocates called Thursday for Vermont to adopt a carbon tax as a way to encourage emission reductions and to use the money both for energy efficiency and for tax cuts elsewhere. Among the speakers at the event held at the headquarters of the Capstone Community Action low-income service agency was...

  • What Iran nuclear talks mean for the price of oil Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) at talks between the foreign ministers of the six powers negotiating with Tehran on its nuclear program in Vienna, July 13, 2014.

    The deadline for Iran's nuclear talks is Nov. 24. Oil traders and analysts are starting to prepare for the day after.