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  • 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.

  • Heritage Financial tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash. _ Heritage Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $9.8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $40.7 million.

  • Alaska Air beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Alaska Air Group Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $149 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share. Alaska Air shares have risen roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 22- An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award program. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, created after the 2010...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc over the same patents was set to go to trial. The ruling came after Trend Micro and Symantec asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software security, to...

  • Two different strains have been discovered in the United States this year. The H5N2 strain is in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, U.S. Department of Agriculture data shows.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 22- An anonymous tipster who claims to have led the U.S. government to bring charges against alleged "flash crash" trader Navinder Singh Sarao could potentially reap millions of dollars under a federal whistleblower award program. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's whistleblower program, created after the 2010...

  • Clearwater Paper posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash. _ Clearwater Paper Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $5.8 million. Clearwater Paper shares have fallen 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Clearwater Paper, Earnings Report.

  • F5 beats Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ F5 Networks Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $85.7 million. Seventeen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $470.6 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.59.

  • April 22- Facebook Inc posted its slowest growth in quarterly revenue in two years and higher spending on research and development ate into profits. Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $509 million, or 18 cents per share, in the three months ended March 31, from $639 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest internet social...

  • Facebook revenue jumps as mobile ad sales surge Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 22- Facebook Inc reported a nearly 42 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a jump in mobile advertising sales. Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $509 million, or 18 cents per share, in the three months ended March 31, from $639 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. The world's largest internet social network said revenue rose to...

  • Columbia Banking posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    TACOMA, Wash. _ Columbia Banking System Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $24.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc, which centers on the patents, was set to go to trial. The ruling came as both Trend Micro and Symantec had asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software...

  • Rosa DeLauro, a liberal stalwart from New Haven, finds herself in an unusual spot: She's fiercely opposed to President Barack Obama on a key issue. The 13- term congresswoman is organizing opposition to legislation backed by Obama that would allow Congress to vote up or down, without amendments, a trade pact with 11 Pacific nations. Joe Courtney also opposes the...

  • PITTSBURGH— A former Pennsylvania casino worker and a Nevada high school student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a Uganda- based scheme that produced more than $1.5 million in high-quality counterfeit U.S. bills. Michael Lin, 20, of Bethlehem, and Zackary Ruiz, 28, of Las Vegas, appeared before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh.

  • April 22- Boeing Co on Wednesday reported a 38 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, driven largely by rising production of commercial aircraft, sending shares down more than 1 percent in premarket trading. Core earnings, which exclude pension and other costs, rose 12 percent to $1.97 per share from $1.76 a year earlier. But free cash flow, a closely watched...

  • April 22- Boeing Co's net profit soared 38 percent in the first quarter, helped by rising production of commercial aircraft, the company said on Wednesday. Net income rose to $1.34 billion, or $1.87 per share, from $965 million, or $1.28 per share, a year earlier. Core earnings, which exclude pension and other costs, rose to $1.97 per share from $1.76.

  • Potlatch misses 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash. _ Potlatch Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $5.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $134 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a fierce opponent of the trade legislation, invoked a Senate scheduling rule to delay the committee's actions for hours.

  • April 21- The U.S. government denied protection on Tuesday to a type of prairie bird found in Nevada and California in a victory for mining and ranching groups who feared sage-grouse protections could restrict their livelihoods. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said at an event in Reno, Nevada, where she was joined by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a...