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  • HILLSBORO, Ore. _ FEI Co. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $22.9 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 56 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $219.4 million.

  • Shares of Whole Foods rose 2.4 percent to $29.18 in after-hours trading, but remained significantly off their all-time high of just above $63 in October 2013. Whole Foods will open its first 365 store in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake on May 25. "We believe there is customer demand for both formats," said Walter Robb, co-chief executive officer of Whole...

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Craft Brew Alliance Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $3.2 million in its first quarter. Craft Brew Alliance shares have risen slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Craft Brew Alliance, Earnings Report.

  • It's the second time since 2010 that an FDA panel has recommended expanding painkiller-safety measures and mandating training for doctors. But the training plans instituted about four years ago are voluntary, and FDA figures show that fewer than half of the doctors targeted by the effort have completed the training. The FDA says it supports linking training...

  • HILLSBORO, Ore. _ RadiSys Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in July, RadiSys expects its per-share earnings to range from 5 cents to 9 cents. RadiSys expects full-year earnings in the range of 22 cents to 28 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $195 million to $215 million.

  • BEAVERTON, Ore. _ Great Ajax Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $7.7 million. Great Ajax shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Great Ajax, Earnings Report.

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Northwest Natural Gas Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $36.6 million. Northwest Natural Gas shares have climbed slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Northwest Natural Gas, Earnings Report.

  • The Pentagon on Monday showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132- foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt for stealthy submarines and underwater mines. The military's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, in conjunction with the Navy will be testing the ship off the...

  • A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.. To calculate the rankings, co-authors Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Gerard F. Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore,...

  • The Pentagon's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, developed the ship along with Virginia- based Leidos. DARPA will test it in conjunction with the Navy over the next two years off California's coast. "For our military operations we want to make sure we have unmanned vessels like this to supplement the human mission so that we're...

  • Seattle police say they arrested nine people during anti-capitalist protests that injured five officers on May Day. Demonstrations also took place Sunday in Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, California. Seattle police say they've arrested at least seven people following clashes with anti-capitalist protesters on May Day that left...

  • Seattle police say they've arrested at least seven people following clashes with anti-capitalist protesters on May Day that left two officers injured. Demonstrations also took place Sunday in Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, California. At least four people have been arrested and two police officers injured in Seattle following...

  • The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month authorized the Northeast Region Unmanned Aircraft System unit in Grand Forks to fly anywhere in the country. Alan Frazier, the chief pilot and architect of the unmanned aircraft program for the Grand Forks unit, said the agency's pilots and sensor operators are able and willing to hop on a plane with its...

  • NEW YORK— Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But Jeff Turnas, president of 365 at Whole Foods, said in an interview this week that there are no plans for tattoo parlors to date, and that he doubts that there will be. Even if a tattoo parlor isn't likely, Turnas said the idea reflects the culture of Whole Foods employees.

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Portland General Electric Co. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $61 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority. Chief Justice John Roberts transmitted the rules to Congress, which will have...

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Columbia Sportswear Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $31.8 million. Columbia Sportswear expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.60 to $2.70 per share. Columbia Sportswear shares have risen 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara's western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks. The U.S. Justice Department says Thursday it required the divestitures as part of Cleveland- based KeyCorp's proposed $4.1 billion acquisition of First...

  • BEAVERTON, Ore. _ Digimarc Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 65 cents per share. Digimarc shares have fallen 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BEND, Ore. _ Cascade Bancorp on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.9 million. The Bend, Oregon- based bank said it had earnings of 3 cents per share. The holding company for Bank of the Cascades posted revenue of $27.6 million in the period.