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  • Trust sues former Washington Mutual directors Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    SEATTLE— The trust responsible for distributing any remaining assets of Washington Mutual Inc. to unsecured creditors is suing the company's former directors and officers over a $500 million transfer that occurred just before Washington Mutual Bank was seized. The Seattle Times reports that according to the lawsuit, Washington Mutual Inc. transferred...

  • Big battery to back up power for Washington town Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    Glacier would be among the first communities in the state to test large-scale battery storage, The Bellingham Herald reported Wednesday. Glacier was selected for the test partly because there is no good alternative to increase the reliability of power to the area, Leslie said. PSE has about 1,000 customers in the Glacier area— 200 to 300 full-time residents...

  • Sheriff: No criminal negligence in corn-maze death Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    HAUSER, Idaho— Authorities say they found no criminal negligence in the death of a Washington state man who was hit by a bus at a zombie attraction in a northern Idaho corn maze. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office in Idaho said it doesn't plan to recommend charges in last Friday's death of Jeremy McSpadden Jr., 18, of Spokane Valley, Washington.

  • Chipotle backs Colorado, Oregon labeling proposals Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    DENVER— Burrito giant Chipotle on Tuesday endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified food, providing a morale boost for campaigns being heavily outspent by agriculture interests. The company has not donated to the Colorado or Oregon labeling campaigns. Three states— Vermont, Maine and Connecticut—...

  • Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims. The former Arizona congresswoman, who was severely wounded in a 2011 shooting in Tucson that killed six people, told law enforcement officials, domestic...

  • GMO labeling measure attracts big money in Oregon Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    They have reported spending $7.2 million, according to filings with the Oregon Secretary of State's office. Among the largest contributions: $1.6 million from Monsanto; $1.4 million from PepsiCo Inc., and $870,000 from Kraft Foods. Some of their highest donors include the Portland- based nonprofit Center for Food Safety, which donates $1.1 million and...

  • Boeing announces Garuda order for 50 planes Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Boeing said Sunday that Garuda will buy 46 of its 737 Max 8 aircraft and convert orders for four other 737 s to the Max 8. The plane is designed to be more fuel-efficient than current models of the single-aisle jet. Boeing and rival Airbus have huge backlogs of commercial jet orders as airlines dealing with high fuel prices order more efficient planes.

  • American Samoa: Plant will create up to 1,000 jobs Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 8:06 PM ET

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa— American Samoa government officials expect up to 1,000 jobs will be created when a Filipino company invests $100 million in a new food-processing plant. Lolo Matalasi Moliga said Friday that executives from A.V.M. Operations would begin the following year, said Keniseli Lafaele, director of the American Samoa Commerce Department.

  • Refinery switching to newer rail cars for crude Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    BELLINGHAM, Wash.— A refinery in northwest Washington state says it will no longer accept any volatile North Dakota crude oil unless it arrives on newer-model tank cars. By the first week of October, the BP Cherry Point facility had stopped using pre-2011 standard tank cars, known as DOT-111 cars, for the shipments, The Bellingham Herald reported.

  • Seed money: 'Ganjapreneurs' compete for investors Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    "The Marijuana Show" allows for pot-entrepreneurs to compete for rare investment opportunities for their start-up ideas.

  • TORONTO/ ST. LOUIS, Oct 10- U.S. investors in Canada's medical marijuana industry are betting they won't fall under the scrutiny of U.S. law enforcement officers- but it's a risky bet. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has already been tracking investments made in state-sanctioned marijuana business in the United States. "We really like the Canada model, which is...

  • The news comes days after Boeing announced plans to shift defense services and support work out of Washington state, a separate and unrelated decision that could also add hundreds of jobs to the St. Louis area, the sources said on Monday. The 777 X decision calls for Boeing to shift some packages of work done by outside suppliers to its own St. Louis facility, the...

  • *Meg Whitman to lead new Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. *Dion Weisler to become CEO of HP Inc. Oct 6- Hewlett-Packard Co said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations, and eliminate another 5,000 jobs as part of its turnaround plan.

  • Oct 6- Hewlett-Packard Co said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations. "Shareholders will now be able to invest in the respective asset groups without the fear of cross-subsidies and inefficiencies that invariably plague large business...

  • UPDATE 1-Hewlett-Packard says to split in two Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Oct 6- Hewlett-Packard Co said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations. The printing and personal computing business, to be known as HP Inc, will be led by Dion Weisler, currently an executive in that division. Founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave...

  • Oct 5- Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard Co, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of mobile and online computing, plans to split into two companies as it looks to put more focus on the faster-growing corporate services market, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday. Founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a Palo Alto, California garage...

  • The move, while widely expected, shows Boeing's confidence that its own factory and its network of parts suppliers can step up to the fastest-ever rate for Boeing's single-aisle jet. After the increase, annual production of 737 aircraft is expected to rise to an all-time high of more than 620, Boeing said. Boeing had already announced plans to raise monthly...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 30- While the U.S. restaurant industry fights national and state efforts to increase the minimum wage, a new survey released on Tuesday showed that 83 percent of restaurant patrons support raising it and adjusting it annually for inflation.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data- some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console- the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service representative for Englewood, Colo.- based Dish Network who was fired in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana.