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  • Starbucks opens first express store in New York City Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    April 30- Starbucks Corp on Thursday opened the first of five express stores planned for 2015 in New York City as it and other restaurant chains work to give service times a double shot of speed. The opening comes as companies like Starbucks, McDonald's Corp, Panera Bread Co and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc experiment with ways to boost sales, speed up service and...

  • Bird flu found in hawk in western Minnesota Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— A hawk in western Minnesota is the first wild bird in the state to test positive for the bird flu virus since the beginning of an outbreak that's killed more than 20 million birds in the Midwest this spring, state wildlife officials announced Thursday. Minnesota, the nation's largest turkey-producing state, has been hit hard by the flu, with nearly 4...

  • MicroVision reports 1Q loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    REDMOND, Wash. _ MicroVision Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $4 million in its first quarter. The Redmond, Washington- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Prime minister wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:42 AM ET

    On a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, Abe will speak with Stanford University experts about innovation and also work to build relationships with tech firms and investors. Brown has pushed for a $68 billion rail project that would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles. He will go to Stanford for a speech and meetings with Japanese foreign exchange...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 29- Saudi Arabia, the world's second-largest importer of chicken broiler meat, has banned imports of poultry meat and egg products from the Canadian province of Ontario due to the presence of avian influenza on three Ontario farms. This strain has also been reported this year in the United States in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota,...

  • Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through California's Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and— as head of one of the world's leading car producing nations— popping in on electric carmaker Tesla Motors. He will go to Stanford for a speech...

  • Shell, Greenpeace spar over Arctic drilling safety zones Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    An attorney for Greenpeace told U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason that Shell's request would usurp the maritime authority Congress gave to the Coast Guard and harm free speech rights of Greenpeace activists, who have the right to approach Shell vessels to draw attention to harmful drilling in the Arctic. Judge Gleason after a seven-hour hearing said will...

  • Timberland Bancorp posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    HOQUIAM, Wash. _ Timberland Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $1.5 million. Timberland Bancorp shares have fallen roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Timberland Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • The H5N2 strain has been reported in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. The H5N8 strain has been identified in California and also in Idaho, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dec. 19, 2014- Highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain confirmed in a...

  • Barrett reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Barrett Business Services Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $5.8 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, Washington- based company said it had a loss of 81 cents. Keywords: Barrett Business Services, Earnings Report.

  • LAPD board OKs body camera policy despite opposition Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— After lengthy debate and strong opposition, the civilian oversight commission for the Los Angeles Police Department approved new policies on Tuesday that allow officers to review their body camera video before speaking to investigators but says nothing about releasing video to the public. The policy was opposed by civil liberties groups and...

  • Key Tronic posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash. _ Key Tronic Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.9 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Key Tronic said it expects revenue in the range of $115 million to $125 million. Key Tronic shares have climbed 43 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Amazon goes B2B with new business marketplace Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Millions of consumers buy products on Amazon every day. The Seattle company launched Amazon Business, a marketplace specifically for businesses that gives sellers special pricing tools, the ability to list business credentials and offer discounts on bulk purchases. The new platform will put Amazon in direct competition with office suppliers like...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. "This is a big deal," Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said during a conference call on Monday.

  • T-Mobile reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ T-Mobile US Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $63 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.7 billion.

  • HELENA, Mont.— An appeals court on Monday denied a petition by the founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich to be released from jail while the court reviews a judge's decision to hold him in contempt for failing to explain how he spent $13.8 million. Two judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied former billionaire Tim Blixseth's request for...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A lawsuit against fitness equipment maker Nautilus, Inc was revived on Monday, when a U.S. appeals court ruled that a heart rate monitoring patent the company is accused of infringing is valid. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the nation's top patent court, said the patent owned by Biosig Instruments, Inc was not too vague,...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Initial tests have found five probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting an estimated 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. If these tests are positive, the state's tally of egg-laying chickens affected by the...

  • WASHINGTON— The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet. Adam Smith, D- Wash., the ranking...

  • Plum Creek Timber tops Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Plum Creek Timber Co. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $42 million. Plum Creek Timber expects full-year earnings to be $1.05 to $1.30 per share. Plum Creek Timber shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.