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  • U.S. says world needs more demand for economic recovery Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The United States on Wednesday urged the world's policymakers to use available fiscal policy to boost demand in the short term and support the sluggish global economic recovery. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said, according to prepared remarks at the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Lew, speaking ahead of the meeting of the Group of Twenty...

  • Every city with hipsters wants to be a Brooklyn Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    But now the wannabe city is Brooklyn. Ballard is the Brooklyn of Seattle. There's even a Brooklyn of Paris: the once-gritty suburb of Pantin.

  • Port problems endanger apple exports Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— Labor woes at major West Coast sea ports have slowed the export of a record crop of Washington apples and endangered big Christmas season shipments of the fruit to Central American nations. "With the record apple crop we are having this year, the need to move Washington apples outside of the United States is even greater," said Rebecca Lyons,...

  • New pot shops on the block not always so popular Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    DENVER— The booming new marijuana industry has an image problem. From crime fears to smell complaints, new marijuana retailers and growers face suspicion and sometimes open antagonism from their commercial neighbors, especially in Denver, which now has 200 marijuana retailers and dozens of pot growing and manufacturing facilities. The strife went public...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 24 Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    STOCKHOLM- Sveriges Riksbank will release the minutes of October monetary policy meeting- 0830 GMT. WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand releases Financial Stability Report, which assesses the soundness and efficiency of the New Zealand financial system- 2000 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden Financial Stability Council meeting.

  • Omeros posts 3Q loss Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Omeros Corporation on Monday reported a loss of $18.3 million, or 54 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Seattle, posted revenue of $214,000 in the period. Omeros shares have risen 55 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- The following are written statements issued in response to President Obama' s comments on Monday pressuring the federal communications regulator to adopt Internet traffic rules that would treat Internet providers more like public utilities. Moreover, if the government were going to make such a momentous decision as regulating the...

  • AP demands FBI never again impersonate journalist Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Associated Press on Monday demanded assurances from the Justice Department that the FBI will never again impersonate a member of the news media, following revelations that an agent in Seattle portrayed himself as an AP journalist during a criminal investigation. Comey revealed in a letter to The New York Times last week that an FBI agent had...

  • Snow could reduce corn harvest in Upper Midwest Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Parts of South Dakota already have received between 4 and 8 inches of snow, while some areas of Minnesota have seen 11 inches. The National Weather Service said Monday it expected at least 4 more inches of snow overnight in an area including South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan. About 10 percent of the corn crop remains to be harvested in Minnesota...

  • Nov 10- Dendreon Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after sales of the world's first cancer vaccine fell short of expectations and left the company deep in debt. Seattle- based Dendreon said it had agreed terms of a financial restructuring with certain bond holders that may involve a standalone recapitalization or the sale of the company or its...

  • Nov 10- Cancer vaccine maker Dendreon Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after its potential blockbuster cancer drug failed to live up to expectations, saddling the company with heavy debt. Dendreon's stock was down nearly 62 percent at 36 cents in premarket trading. Under the agreements, senior noteholders will support a plan of...

  • Dendreon files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    Prostate cancer drug developer Dendreon is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a plan that leads to either a sale of the company or a takeover by its lenders. Dendreon Corp. makes the prostate cancer treatment Provenge. If it receives no qualifying bids, the lenders will convert their debt to equity and take over Dendreon, which will become a...

  • Due to cuts, Navy bands change approach Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 4:56 AM ET

    For years, Navy Band Mid-South, based in Millington, Tennessee, played for audiences that not only enjoyed renditions of "God Bless America" or the Navy theme song, but also pieces of rock and roll and jazz music. But because of budget cuts, the Navy decided to dismantle the 30- plus member band, sending its musicians to other bands around the world and disappointing...

  • Obama rejects notion of breakthrough with N. Korea Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 4:04 AM ET

    BEIJING— President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of nuclear talks, saying the U.S. needs more than "small gestures" before reopening a high level of dialogue with Pyongyang. Shortly after Obama arrived in China, North Korea's neighbor and chief benefactor, the...

  • E-cigarette firm eyes emerging cannabis oil market Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    But voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., approved ballot measures Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, joining Washington state and Colorado. "This is a wave that's kind of sweeping the nation," said Paul, whose company is looking to patent the method and has already signed licensing deals in California and Colorado for what it calls the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said third-quarter profit fell 9 percent as it took a large writeoff on one of its investments, but operating results easily topped forecasts amid improvement in its insurance, energy and railroad operations. Net income slipped to $4.62 billion, or $2,811 per Class A share in the third quarter,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Four Senate leaders on Friday urged President Barack Obama not to retreat from promises of strong domestic carbon cutting goals and significant aid to developing countries to combat climate change given new Republican leadership in Congress, which is expected to be hostile to such policies. With climate change skeptic James Inhofe set to...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- A Republican controlled U.S. Senate means mean that key committees focused on energy, environment and budget will have new leadership with different priorities in the new Congress. Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus have both indicated that a bill to pass the...

  • Nov 5- The defeat of twin measures in Oregon and Colorado that would have required labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients sets the stage for a battle over the issue in the nation's capital, both sides of the debate said on Wednesday. The Oregon measure lost 49 to 51 percent, according to unofficial results reported by the Oregon Secretary of...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- Virgin Galactic could have a new spacecraft ready to fly by next year, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space tourism company said in an interview published on Sunday, reacting to concerns about the safety of technology used in the Virgin craft that crashed last week. His remarks followed a somber assessment of the future of Virgin...