• Marvel heroes and villains fight it out _ live Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3- D— but forget the silly glasses. "We pushed ourselves so much on this project to do things that have never been done before," said producer Juliette Feld, who is a Feld Entertainment executive vice president. "

  • Dendreon sinks after drugmaker warns of debt woes Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Dendreon Corp. shares tumbled Tuesday morning, a day after the drug developer warned shareholders that it has debt worries, and it is considering alternatives that could wipe out their ownership.

  • Tentative deal in Northwest grain terminal dispute Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said the International Longshore& Warehouse Union and Pacific Northwest grain companies reached the agreement Monday shortly before midnight. In the end they found a way, "said Scot L. Beckenbaugh, acting director of the mediation agency based in Washington, D.C..

  • Aug 11- Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecom and communications companies have agreed to invest about $300 million to develop and operate a trans-Pacific cable network connecting the United States to Japan.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- A global gauge of equities rose for a second straight day on Monday, posting its largest daily advance in four months on bets on a reduced risk of direct conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- The euro fell against the dollar on Monday, giving up Friday's gains, hampered by looming monetary easing from the European Central Bank and worries about the impact of the Russia- Ukraine conflict on Germany, the euro zone's largest economy. Germany is Russia's largest trading partner in the European Union.

  • Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Its organizers pitch conservative ideals while offering tutorials on U.S. immigration law, support for overhauling the broken immigration system that stops short of campaigning for the Senate's bipartisan bill and collecting donations for the unaccompanied children crossing the United States- Mexico border illegally.

  • Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.

  • DUBAI, Aug 9- Abu Dhabi National Energy Co, the state-owned oil explorer and power supplier, has suspended its activity at the Atrush Block in Kurdistan due to the instability in the region, a company statement said on Saturday.

  • Russian accused of hacking is arraigned in Seattle Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    District Judge John L. Weinberg ordered Roman Seleznev, of Vladivostok, Russia, held without bail until a hearing Aug. 16 to consider his custody status. Some of the victims are in Seattle, where the investigation was centered and an indictment was filed.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Boeing has pushed some factory work on the 787 Dreamliner to the uncovered tarmac outside its assembly plant in Washington state in an effort to keep churning out the popular plane at a rate of one every three days, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. grain shipments out of the largest terminal in the Pacific Northwest are facing major delays as grain inspectors remain off-site because of a labor dispute, and concerns are growing that the backlogs will get much worse when bumper harvests roll in.

  • Washington pot sales reach $3.8M in 1st month Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    SEATTLE— During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday. During the first month of retail marijuana sales in Colorado, the state collected closer to $2 million in excise and sales taxes.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2:30 P M ET Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mounting number of lawsuits by women who say the company knew its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor was linked to a small increased risk of type-2 diabetes but never properly warned the public.

  • SEATTLE, Aug 8- A former Microsoft Corp employee was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for his part in an insider trading scheme that netted him and his partner more than $400,000. District Judge Marsha Pechman said in handing down the sentence in Seattle federal court.

  • Tropical Storm Iselle weakens on Hawaii approach Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    HONOLULU— The first storm in a one-two punch that sent Hawaii scrambling to brace itself weakened on its approach to the state, while a second system close behind was largely expected to pass north of the islands.

  • Northwest consumers spent more freely since 2009 Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Consumers in Washington and Oregon have been spending more freely since the Great Recession ended in 2009, shelling out more for consumer goods in each of the past four years, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Costco key sales metric climbs 5 pct. in July Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    ISSAQUAH, Wash.— Costco's sales at stores open at least a year rose 5 percent in July, slightly short of analysts' expectations. Costco's total revenue for the month rose 9 percent to $8.55 billion. For the year to date, the Issaquah, Washington company said sales at stores open at least a year increased 4 percent.

  • Hawaii's governor says state is ready for storms Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. As the two hurricanes churned toward the islands, an earthquake with an initial magnitude of 4.5 hit Hawaii's Big Island at about 6:30 a.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Mikhail Galas, Alexander Hawatmeh, Christopher Mrowca and Tovy Pustovit made more than $2.5 million by buying six thinly traded stocks and then artificially driving up their prices through a so-called "pump-and-dump" scheme.