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  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • Dec 19- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Monday it would end its codeshare agreement with Alaska Air Group Inc as the latter would focus on its merger with Virgin America Inc.. Delta said the sales of flights under DL- and AS-coded flight numbers flown on Delta and Alaska aircraft respectively would cease, effective May 1. Delta and Alaska codeshare on only a small number...

  • Dec 16- U.S. tax accounting software company Avalara Inc has interviewed banks to help prepare for an initial public offering that could come in 2017 and value the company at roughly $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Avalara spokeswoman Sheri Renner declined to comment on "future financings." The Seattle- based company has raised more...

  • In affirming a target of $2 a share in operating earnings in 2018, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt said GE would overcome expected weakness in its oil and gas business next year and dropped cautiousness the company had expressed in October. GE's target was slightly above analyst consensus estimates, and up from a range of $1.60 to $1.70 a share the company...

  • This is where Chinese investors are parking their yuan

    As property taxes in Vancouver go up, foreign investors are choosing to invest in Seattle real estate instead, says Rick Sharga at Auction.com.

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Dec 12- Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February's heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide.

  • Four U.S. industry sources who follow China policy closely said they were unsettled by any suggestion of abandoning the "one China" policy, which they said had served the business community well for several decades. "The Chinese are deeply concerned and we hear now from reliable sources in Beijing who suggest the Chinese government, the Communist Party, are...

  • Geese walk along the snow covered waterfront park through heavy snowfall as the first winter storm of the season hits the area in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

    Snowpiles grew across the US as an Arctic chill and winter storm brought plunging temperatures and dangerous winter conditions, NBC reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Fast-food workers, who are largely not unionized, are engaged in a multi-year campaign known as the "Fight for $15," which is supported...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Fast-food workers, who are largely not unionized, are engaged in a multi-year campaign known as the "Fight for $15," which is supported...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Fast-food workers, who are largely not unionized, are engaged in a multi-year campaign known as the "Fight for $15," which is supported...

  • Amazon denies report it plans to open 2,000 stores

    The ecommerce giant says it's not even close to opening that many brick-and-mortar locations.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 7- Gold extended its rise on Wednesday, rebounding from this week's 10- month low as the dollar eased against the euro ahead of a European Central Bank meeting and on the view that a U.S. rate rise next week was already reflected in prices. The losing streak spilled into December as fears of U.S. rate rise, an increased appetite for risk and a...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Dec 6- Starbucks Corp Chief Executive and co-founder Howard Schultz's plan to build a new prestige brand is a bet that moving upscale can raise the profile of the world's largest coffee brand with millennials like Megan Sauers. "Starbucks is the millennials' parents' coffee house and Starbucks is acutely aware of that," said Ric Rhinehart,...

  • The company also plans to open an outlet of its high-end coffee chain, Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, in Europe, bringing the number to five globally. Starbucks opened its first Reserve coffee roastery and tasting room in Seattle in late 2014, which roasts limited-supply Reserve coffees that sell for up to $50 per 8- ounce package. The company plans to open a...

  • Snuggie As Seen On TV commercial.

    Makers of the Snuggie blanket and other products sold mainly on TV have sued Amazon.com Inc , accusing the internet retailer of trademark infringement.