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  • Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:09 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists— and their money— in 2015, according to preliminary numbers. Lower fuel prices, well executed marketing campaigns and more foreign travelers all had a part in boosting travel in Wyoming and nationwide, state Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober said. According to preliminary numbers, a...

  • Tableau reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:23 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Tableau Software Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $41.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $201.2 million.

  • *Europe shares rise, but Credit Suisse caps gains. NEW YORK, Feb 4- Global equity markets rose on Thursday, as the dollar continued to weaken on diminished expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes this year, which in turned boosted the prices of oil and other commodities. "Obviously, there is concern about the Fed and what they are going to do with rates, but oil is number...

  • Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of Chicago- based General Growth Properties Inc, which owns and leases retail mall properties, said on his company's earnings call with analysts on Tuesday that Amazon had plans to open "300 to 400 bookstores." Kevin Berry, the vice president of investor relations at General Growth, declined to elaborate further.

  • Sandeep Mathrani, the chief executive of Chicago- based General Growth Properties Inc, which owns and leases retail mall properties, said on his company's earnings call with analysts on Tuesday that Amazon had plans to open "300 to 400 bookstores." Amazon opened a bookstore in its home city of Seattle in November. Amazon's bookstore in Seattle carries books...

  • Plum Creek Timber beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:37 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Plum Creek Timber Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $34 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Plum Creek Timber shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased slightly more than 6...

  • Amazon keeps mum on bookstore speculation Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:19 AM ET

    In a call with analysts on Tuesday, Sandeep Mathrani, the CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties, said in an offhand comment related to a question about holiday traffic that Amazon had plans to open 300 or 400 bookstores. Amazon operates one bookstore in Seattle and about five staffed pickup locations for textbooks at universities, with plans for two...

  • Amazon dipped its toe into the waters of brick-and-mortar stores with the opening of a bookstore in its home city of Seattle in November. "You've got Amazon opening brick-and-mortar bookstores and their goal is to open, as I understand, 300 to 400 bookstores," Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of General Growth Properties Inc, said on Tuesday, responding to an...

  • Such an expansion, which Amazon itself has not confirmed, would position the world's No. 1 online retailer as a competitor to booksellers such as Barnes& Noble Inc. At present, Amazon operates a single bookstore in its home city, Seattle. Amazon recently opened its first bookstore in Seattle's University Village, where visitors can also test-drive Amazon's...

  • Feb 2- Amazon.com Inc is planning to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing a Dow Jones report. The report did not say where Amazon would open the stores. Amazon in November announced plans to open its first physical book store in Seattle.

  • *Yields rise from four-month lows. NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. "I think the market overextended itself," said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York, adding that demand for bonds for January month-end boosted the Treasury rally.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. "There's definitely concern about growth," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A. Benchmark 10- year notes were last down 2/ 32 in price to yield 1.94 percent, after dropping to 1.91 percent in overnight trading, the lowest since Oct 2.

  • Jan 29- Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft completed its first flight on Friday, taking off from rain-slick tarmac and conducting tests for about three hours before landing safely at Boeing Field in Seattle. The 737 MAX features new engines from CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric and Safran SA of France, and other refinements that improve fuel...

  • Jan 29- Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft took off on its first flight on Friday from wet tarmac at an airport south of Seattle, marking another step toward scheduled delivery to airlines in 2017.. The 737 MAX features new engines from CFM International a joint venture of General Electric and Safran SA of France, and other refinements that improve fuel efficiency by 14...

  • UPDATE 1-Boeing's 737 MAX takes off on first flight Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 29- Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft took off on its first flight on Friday from wet tarmac at an airport south of Seattle, marking another step toward scheduled delivery to airlines in 2017.. A Boeing company video showed the take-off of the plane, the fourth version of the original 737, which made its first flight in 1967. It features new engines from CFM...

  • Fugro search director Paul Kennedy has described SAS as developing technology with some questions about its reliability. Because the search was in such a remote region, Fugro opted for established technology with ready supplies of spare parts. The Dong Hai Jiu 101 will join two Fugro ships, Furgo Discovery and Furgo Equator, which will continue to search with...

  • Jan 28- Amazon.com Inc posted its most profitable quarter ever on Thursday but the world's No. 1 online retailer still managed to disappoint Wall Street by badly missing estimates, sending its shares down more than 13 percent in after-hours trading. Amazon's net profit for the fourth quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season, rose to $482 million, or...

  • SEATTLE— Amazon saw its results for the holiday quarter as a present wrapped in a bow. The e-commerce giant said on Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income more than doubled, as shoppers continued migrating online for holiday shopping, the company's cloud-computing business boomed and its $99- a-year Prime membership program expanded further.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 27- Boeing Co braced investors on Wednesday for a rough 2016, forecasting lower-than-expected earnings and fewer plane deliveries largely because of production changes needed to boost output later in the decade, news that sent its stock down sharply. That would be the highest level ever for the single-aisle plane, as Boeing fights to slow rival...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 27- Boeing Co braced investors on Wednesday for a rough 2016, forecasting lower-than-expected earnings and fewer plane deliveries largely because of production changes needed to boost output later in the decade, news that sent its stock down sharply. That would be the highest level ever for the single-aisle plane, as Boeing fights to slow rival...