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  • SEATTLE _ Starbucks Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $691.6 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 55 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.74 billion.

  • NEW YORK— Starbucks plans to shutter all its Teavana stores as it seeks to improve sales at its namesake coffee stores. It had acquired the mall-based chain in late 2012, with then-CEO Howard Schultz noting the huge potential for the tea market. On Thursday, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson noted declining foot traffic at malls.

  • Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $37.21 billion. For the current quarter ending in October, Amazon said it expects revenue in the range of $39.25 billion to $41.75 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $40.04 billion.

  • Leonard Green& Partners LP, Apollo Global Management LLC and KKR& Co LLP are among the private equity firms in talks with the Nordstrom family members, according to the sources. The Nordstrom family members are also contemplating using $7 billion to $8 billion in debt to finance their bid, some of the sources added. Seattle- based Nordstrom, which has a market...

  • Abney's remarks come as the Trump administration nears the August 16 start of talks with Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has repeatedly called the 1994 trade treaty a "disaster" that has shuttered U.S. factories and sent American jobs to Mexico. UPS has been expanding its services into Mexico.

  • DETROIT, July 27- United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday reported a higher quarterly net profit due largely to a jump in ecommerce deliveries in its U.S. domestic package service. The Atlanta- based company posted second-quarter net income of $1.4 billion or $1.58 per share, up nearly 8 percent from $1.3 billion or $1.43 per share a year earlier.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by former top campaign aides to President Donald Trump and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia's massive lobbying efforts in America's capital amid a diplomatic dispute among Arab nations.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A suspect is in custody in the death of a woman during a domestic dispute on a cruise ship in U.S. waters off Alaska, the FBI in Anchorage said late Wednesday. FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier had no other details ahead of a scheduled Thursday news conference at which the U.S. attorney's office plans to announce charges.

  • An FBI spokeswoman in Anchorage says a suspect is in custody in the death of a woman on a cruise ship in U.S. waters off of Alaska. Princess Cruises says a 39- year-old Utah woman died Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess following a domestic dispute. The office says the news conference will include representatives of the FBI and the Coast Guard, agencies that were...

  • The office says the news conference will include representatives of the FBI and the Coast Guard, agencies that were involved in the investigation. Princess Cruises said a 39- year-old woman from Utah died aboard the Emerald Princess late Tuesday, following a domestic dispute. Princess Cruises said a 39- year-old Utah woman died Tuesday night on the Emerald...

  • SEATTLE _ F5 Networks Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $97.7 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $2.03 per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $525.3 million.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39- year-old Utah woman, and the FBI was investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency said Wednesday. Company spokeswoman Negin Kamali declined to provide any other details about the case, including the woman's name, and referred questions to the FBI.

  • July 26- Alaska Air Group Inc on Wednesday posted a 13.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped in part by the December 2016 acquisition of former rival Virgin America. Alaska, now the fifth-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, reported second-quarter net income of $296 million, or $2.38 per share, up from $260 million, or $2.10 per share, in the period a year...

  • July 26- Alaska Air Group Inc on Wednesday posted a 13.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped in part by the December 2016 acquisition of former rival Virgin America. Alaska, now the fifth-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, reported second-quarter net income of $296 million, or $2.38 per share, up from $260 million, or $2.10 per share, in the period a year...

  • Amazon.com Inc. is looking to fill more than 50,000 jobs in a hiring spree at 10 warehouses.

  • July 26- Alaska Air Group Inc on Wednesday reported a 13.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped in part by the December 2016 acquisition of former rival Virgin America. Alaska, now the fifth-largest U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, reported a second-quarter net income of $296 million, or $2.38 cents per share, from $260 million, or $2.10 per share, a year...

  • SEATTLE— Alaska Air Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $296 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.50 per share. Alaska Air shares have dropped roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is retraining kitchen crews on food safety and enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for employees refusing to abide by new rules, after identifying a sick employee as the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that forced it to briefly close a restaurant in Virginia last week. The company's stock had flirted around $750 two...

  • *Treasury sells $26 bln in two-year notes to strong demand. NEW YORK, July 25- Long-dated U.S. "It's mainly the' risk on' trade that is propelling bond lower," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • *Treasury sells $26 bln in two-year notes to strong demand. NEW YORK, July 25- U.S. "It's mainly the' risk on' trade that is propelling bond lower," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.